Google today added Traffic alerts in its Google Maps. Google maps was able to show you traffic conditions for a while now, but this update actually brings with it explanations as to why various routes will be faster, alerts for a blockage or traffic jam up ahead, and of course, alternate routes to each destination.

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lets say you are leaving for your office and a traffic jam occurs , then Google Maps will also tell you about how long it expects you to be waiting if you stay on the same path, or give you other options , this will make sure you will not waste your time in traffic and saves you from your boss getting angry on you .

Also , google pulled data from Google Maps searches in the past to see what people would be getting up to this weekend. Top searches from last year include the beach, the gas station, restaurants, furniture stores, and ice cream shops. Google also pulled last year’s data to determine the most popular getaway spots for big hubs like San Francisco and New York.

you can check the top list of trends and searches here