Live traffic information for 13 European countries

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 | 2:50 PM


Today Google Maps added live traffic coverage for 13 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. The new traffic information will automatically be available in Google Maps for Android, iOS, and mobile browsers.

Left: Traffic layer in Munich
Right: Getting routed around traffic in Google Maps Navigation

With the addition of live traffic data, users in these countries will now also be able to be routed around traffic in Google Maps Navigation (Beta) to save precious minutes when possible.

38 comments:

Darek said...

wow, what a great news! pozdrowienia.

Matouš said...

Yay for Czech Republic. Thanks for not giving up on this little country. :)

Rui Oliveira said...

How about Portugal? Second class citizens?

tydell said...

Since when is Israel a European country?

MZaza said...

That's new, Israel is in Europe?!

philask said...

Israel != Europe

Heiko Kuschel said...

Well, Israel takes part in the "European Song Contest". This is a proof that Israel is indeed in Europe. ;-)))

Michal said...

What is the data source for Czech republic? It seems to be wrong - the live traffic on our street is very different for your map :(

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Matt said...

I'm in Slovakia and it says that "Google Maps Navigation is not yet available in this location." :(

winmarc said...

It's hillarious that live traffic coverage is available in Luxembourg but navigation through google maps is still not available in Luxembourg.

Mosh said...

"It's hillarious that live traffic coverage is available in Luxembourg but navigation through google maps is still not available in Luxembourg."
The same goes for Israel.
How can we use live traffic, if navigation is still not working?
It's like handing you a car, without a steering wheel.

ecoday said...

What about Romania? When we'll receive support for trafic?

malavan said...

what happend to sweden google.

MaTriXy said...

Time to Waze goodbye...

Susie said...

Why isn't Google giving ANY love to BLACKBERRY???

Mass Local Mobile said...

Mobile and Android Adoption Continues. Nice!

Bjørn said...

What about Norway?

Wouter Smit said...

This is amazing! Thanks!

Disty Kingdom said...

Israel has European Mentality and democracy and freedom
.
people there got on average 2 high-end cellphones per person.

and Israel isn't 3th world country.
so They Are in "Europe Club"

Admin said...

Great news! but when will it be in latin America! what about Colombia? We love you Google!

Fotogaleria - Marcin Bagiński said...

Super, when turnet on navigation for Poland?

jahheartofgold said...

we should get the androids for all hacking jews!!!

Widget said...

Israel in Europe?? Is Google map lost in translation?

Paralityk said...

In Poland it still says:
"Google Maps Navigation is not yet available in this location."

widodo said...

binunggggg

DanielG said...

So will this kill Israeli made WAZE? too bad, it is a great app!

Paulo J. Coelho said...

Oi,
Para quando esta aplicação em Portugal, também?
Abraços.

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The Aperture said...

Excellent news!
I'm all for devices like the Tom Tom, but if Google manage to pull off live traffic updates, and incorporate alternative route planning, based on current traffic info, using street view in google maps, i'll throw my Tom Tom away! lol

Matti said...

Great news. Unfortinately Google Maps Navigation is not yet available in Isreal. Any idea when will it happen?

Marius-Iosif Todea said...

Hello,I hope you won't forget to add Romania..!..or is there a map already?..I got my Optimus One,a few days ago,and don't know how to use mavigation maps..if there is any.. ;) Thanks...!

Google Plus Mobile Apps said...

Good to note this. However, I am wondering if and when we can see India find a place in this list.

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This is simply amazing. We are waiting for this to rolled out in other parts of the world soon as well.

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