Google Maps Adds Australian Traffic Information

Google Maps has incorporated traffic information for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, meaning that as well as planning your journey you can make an educated guess at how many snags you?ll run into on the way.

The new service, which also covers some outlier areas (Central Coast and Wollongong for Sydney, Geelong for Melbourne, and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts for Brisbane), can be switched on by clicking the ?Traffic? button near the top left of Google Maps after researching a route, adding colour coding for slow-going areas.