Waze traffic app integrated in Google Maps
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Google said on Tuesday it began integrating into its online maps features from the Waze traffic app it acquired earlier this year in a deal said to be worth some US$1 billion (S$1.3 billion).
"No one likes getting stuck in traffic. That's why the Waze and Google Maps teams are working together to harness the power of Google technology and the passion of the Waze community to make it easier to navigate your daily life," said the tech giant's Brian McClendon in a blog post.
"Users of Google Maps for Mobile will now benefit from real time incident reports from Waze users," he added.
Mr McClendon said "Wazers" reports on accidents, construction, road closures and other issues will appear on the Google Maps app for Android and iOS in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, Britain and the United States (US).