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While I don't do much traveling on European roads myself, I know a lot of people who have to do it daily and just like everywhere else in the World, traffic is always an issue. Luckily for them, Google Maps has now added 13 European countries to Google Maps from which they can now obtain live traffic info and hopefully avoid traffic jams:

Today we’re announcing new coverage in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. Coverage includes all freeways and highways, as well as large roads in major cities. Users in the UK will also benefit from a finer grain of street level coverage.

Live traffic information gets updated every 5-10 minutes and is then piped down to Google Maps users. Changing the view allows you to even break traffic down by specific times and days of the week.

Source: Google LatLong

There are 9 comments

IceDree says:

Is there a way to stop Google Maps from updating?
It always updates the minute I open the Market & no manner what I do I can't stop it , the only way to remove it is by uninstall it from the setting
Its like the Google Maps is using force to download
The thing is the update is 10.7MB & I don't have enough space to download it without "Low storage" pops up

spamlucal says:

untick "allow automatic updating" in the application screen in the market

IceDree says:

I tried, but every time I open the app in the market, I get "application not found"

spamlucal says:

I've been expecting this. Time will tell if it's any use in the real world :P

drathos says:

Don't you mean 12 European countries and Israel?

xpat says:

You're right! We all know that Israel is a part of the US of A !!! :-P

First 8320 says:

Very true! :(

First 8320 says:

You're absolutely correct!

First 8320 says:

How is Israel a European country? Correct your title!