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Live Traffic on Google Maps now Available in Bangladesh





Google Maps shows live traffic status



Google Maps is a great application for the commuters. Google frequently brings changes to make this app more useful for the users. Recently Google started life traffic features in Bangladesh which is already available in many countries. 


Now we can enjoy the traffic status of the desired areas. This service has been started two weeks ago on November 10, 2017. 


Before you can continue, make sure - 

  • You're using the latest version of Google Maps
  • Your Phone's Location Service (GPS)  - is turned on 
  • Traffic Option is Turned on in your Google Maps App


How to Enable Live Traffic on Google Maps


Tap on the icon as shown in the above image. Now follow the next image. 



How to Enable Live Traffic on Google Maps


You can keep the Map Type as default. Choose the traffic option on Map Details. 



Google Maps Traffic Predictions


After turning on this service, you will be able to see the live traffic status in your area. This will show the traffic status of your route as well as the traffic status of the whole city. 


Understanding the Signals - 
  • Green - No Traffic Delays
  • Orange - Medium amount of traffic/ Busy Road/ Slower Movement
  • Red - Traffic delays. The darker the red, the slower the traffic movement
  • Darker Red - Heavy Traffic/ Almost no movement




Traffic Incident Symbols - 


Traffic incidents include these types of delays:
  • Crashes
  • Construction
  • Road closures
  • Other incidents


If you notice any of these icons on your route, simply tap on it to see details about what happened. 



How does Google shows/ predicts traffic?

Well this question may knock you again and again if you're not aware about GPS technology. Almost every smartphone includes GPS sensors. And modern vehicles also include GPS. 

When you move from one place to another with your vehicle or smartphone, it sends signals to the server. Google collects and analyzes your movement data. And remember that you're not the only person moving with GPS. There might be thousands who are also having a car or GPS enabled devices. 

Google gathers data from all of you and then determine whether the road is busy or free. 

Besides in developed countries, they have traffic sensors installed by the roadside in many cities. These traffic sensors can provide more accurate data about live traffic. 



How Accurate the Google Maps is?

Well it depends. The accuracy may vary depending on -
  • How many vehicles have GPS 
  • How many smartphone users are using Google Maps
  • How many users keep their location service turned on
  • Whether people are really in traffic jam or passing free time somewhere

But my last opinion about Live Traffic is - 


I depend on Google Maps Live Traffic - You can also rely on it . . .




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