Google is developing a “virtual traffic environment” that will allow users to stay up-to-date on traffic conditions in their region, according to a blog post published Tuesday.
Users can check traffic conditions on their smartphones or Google Drive, as well as in-app, via a “high-fidelity view of the network,” the blog said.
Users can also see traffic in real time in Google Maps.
The traffic environment will help users “make smarter decisions on how to navigate and stay safe in the event of a traffic emergency,” the post read.
Users will be able to view and manage their own traffic conditions at any time through the Google Maps app.
Users have already been able to find out how fast traffic is moving in their area by using Google’s Traffic Map feature.
Traffic conditions can also be tracked in Google Transit, which is currently available only in a limited number of cities in the U.S.
Google will roll out the app to more regions in the coming weeks, the blog post said.
Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Google has been trying to improve the visibility of traffic in areas that are under siege by a variety of threats, including pandemic-related flooding and wildfires.
Google is working to make its mobile apps more intuitive and easier to use.