The Google Traffic feature is now fully operational in Bangladesh.
This is a feature on the Google Maps that displays real time traffic status of major roads and highways.
There is a ‘Traffic’ button in the drop-down menu of the Google Maps. The feature is activated once you press it.
Once the feature is turned on, the roads change colour according to the rate of vehicle movement on a certain road at a certain time.
There are four different colours to indicate different levels of traffic: green indicates no traffic; orange, medium traffic; red, traffic delays; and dark red, traffic gridlock.
Users can easily manoeuvre their route by understanding the traffic conditions with the help of this feature.
According to a report by Business Insider, Google uses crowd sourced data to run this feature which basically means that hand-held devices which have Google Maps active and Android phones that have location service turned on can send data back to Google.
This allows the app to analyse the total number of cars, and how fast they are moving along the roads at any given time.
Make sure to turn Google Traffic on in Google Maps on your phone so that you are not late for work!