Despite purchasing Waze, Google hasn’t integrated traffic avoidance or warnings about potential road tie-ups into its official map app — until now.

Google Maps now provides warnings about traffic and road conditions on primary and alternative routes before directions are given. In addition, the app will also let you know about traffic that’s ahead of them, how much time it will take to clear the traffic and ways around it you might want to explore.

While traffic conditions have been integrated into Google Maps, this is the first time drivers using the app will be given a rundown of the details of traffic conditions before they get behind the wheel and options to go around traffic while they’re in transit.

Via Slashgear. Photo by Ferrous Büller (lumachrome)/flickr

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