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If you have ever been stuck in traffic, you will appreciate this latest release by Google. Google has just released a feature in Google maps that will help you avoid traffic.

Unlike the traffic reports on the radio, you can find out about traffic jams before you get stuck in them. You can do this either by using the Navigation App for the Android or from inside Google Maps. According to Google’s Marissa Mayer, drivers have already saved a ton of fuel and a total of two years per day.

When you use Google Maps just type in your two addresses like you did before. Make sure the Earth icon is highlighted. You will want to click the box next to traffic to see what the current traffic situation is. There is a color coded system that tells you how much traffic there is on a given highway, allowing you to plan another route to your destination.

So what does this mean for your small business?  Hopefully your business will experience increased productivity.
You will not have to worry about missing a meeting with an important client because of traffic.

Share this news with your employees and contractors so they can have fewer tardies due to traffic woes. This can be helpful when you have visitors coming in from out of town. You can alert them to traffic issues while they are at the airport. You can provide them with alternate routes to get to your office, which will save them time and make you look like a hero.

If you run a service business, this can help you help your clients be on time to their appointments. Tell all your clients about this new feature so they can avoid traffic jams that may occur between their home or office and you. You will be able to serve more clients because your schedule will not be held up because of people being late.

How are you going to use this new feature? We would love to hear your thoughts.

Leave a comment in the comment section.

Resources: http://www.webpronews.com/google-marissa-mayer-mobile-sxsw-2011-03

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