Now Sri Lankans can get live traffic data on Google Maps. It’s pretty cool, and Christmas colored. Green for where traffic is good, red for where traffic is bad.
The maps are available for any location where there is mobile data and slow-moving traffic, Malinthe Samarakoon, a developer for yamu.lk said.
Available on Google maps for both mobiles and desktops, users have to click the menu option on the top left-hand corner of Google maps to select the traffic option.
According to Google, if Google Maps is used for mobile with GPS enabled on your phone, then Google Maps starts accumulating data on travellers necessary for traffic estimation.
Google combines this data and sends it back to Google Maps traffic layers. When Google Maps for mobile is turned on before starting one’s car, the resulting traffic reports are better for everybody, according to Google.