Traffic Incidents (1)We know how annoying it can be when you’re driving along the roads which seems relatively clear, you turn the corner, and suddenly you find yourself in the worst traffic jam possible. It sucks, we know, and there are ways to prevent that by using apps such as Waze, or even Google Maps which shows traffic conditions.

Well the good news is that Google has recently announced an update to its Google Search app for Android in which Google Now will now send you a notification if you’re about to encounter a traffic jam, without the user having to ask or to keep an eye on their phone to ensure that the route they chose is jam-free.

Of course it’s probably not a great idea to be checking your phone whenever you get a notification, but perhaps you could set the notification to a particular alert to let you know that it is an update from Google Now so you know that you should probably take a look at it. Ideally you’d want someone by your side when you drive to help you navigate, but until Google’s vehicular integration is actually rolled out, we guess this will have to do for now.

What do you guys think of the recent update? Anyone think it’s an incredibly useful tool, or do you think that the updates are arriving too late, as in you might have committed yourself to that route and it’s too late to get out of it?

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