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Google Maps users in 13 lucky European countries will get to experience the convenience of having live traffic reports starting this week. Google has announced that it will be bringing its informative live traffic feature to thirteen countries in Europe. With live traffic, users will be able to gauge how congested a road is before they even embark on their journey, and they’ll even be able to use Google Maps to locate a route that can take them around impassable traffic jams.

The countries that will receive this feature are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel (even though it’s not part of Europe), Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. Coverage includes all freeways and highways as well as larger roads in major cities – not too bad to start with. Additionally, users in the UK will receive improved street level coverage.

Google live traffic info will be available on Google Maps, Google Maps for Mobile and Google Maps Navigation (beta).

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