Google helps delivery drivers with live traffic

Google now delivering real-time urban traffic information for free via its web platforms

September 15, 2009

Delivery drivers in Australia's major cities can now view up-to-date traffic flow information after Google Maps and Intelematics Australia teamed up to launch a live monitoring service.

The service, viewed in Google Maps format, is available to motorists in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well as surrounding areas such as the Gold Coast, Wollongong and Geelong.

Different colours which appear over roads on the map display the speed of traffic to users via a colour scheme, with green displaying fast-flowing movement and red recording heavy congestion.

Intelematics CEO Adam Game says the launch of the service is a big step forward for all motorists in Australia.

"We are pleased to be working with Google Maps to deliver Australian motorists one of the world’s most in-depth urban traffic services," Game says.

"Making congestion information accessible will help Google Maps’ users to check likely travel times on the web before they head out on the road, helping them avoid unexpected delays and, where feasible, arrive at their destination sooner".

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