A new widget gives you a quick view of traffic conditions in Google Maps beta – PCWorld

One new widget in particular can give you a quick view of the traffic that is in your area using Google Maps beta in particular. In more detail to this particular aspect alone the beta build itself of Google Maps has one particularly handy new widget which actually gives you a rapid overview of the local traffic conditions that are in your area.

Key Takeaways:

  • Find out if the coast is clear or if you need to take a different route as you’re about to head out the door.
  • The beta build of Google Maps has a handy new widget that gives you a rapid overview of the local traffic conditions.
  • To add it, touch and hold on the home screen, select Widgets, and then choose Traffic 1×1 from the Maps section:

“Currently, Maps aggregates data and displays it into a chart that estimates when a restaurant or other spot on the map is likely to be busy. The new feature, whenever it arrives, may give you a more real-time look.”