It would definitely be convenient to get your traffic updates from Google. Citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, UK and the USA are set to enjoy this service fro Google.
Google has already started incorporating this service through the Israeli traffic mapping company,Waze,although Google is still waiting for regulatory approval to buy the traffic company
As part of the consolidation, users of Google Maps for Mobile will now be able to see real time incident reports from Waze users. When Wazers report accidents, construction, road closures and more on Waze, the updates will also appear on the Google Maps app for Android and iOS.
In addition, the Waze app has been updated to include Google’s search functionality.
The Waze Map Editor, after a beta test, will now include Google Street View and satellite imagery to build out the map and make it easier to correct map errors reported by the community.
In June this year, Google beat had reported offers from both Apple and Facebook to buy the company. Waze has built up a user base of over 50 million customers all feeding live traffic information back to its users.