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Traffic coverage expanded to include more cities

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Traffic coverage expanded to include more cities Daniel (Google Community Manager) 8/7/12 4:31 PM

Hello Google Maps users, 

Many of you currently use traffic information in Google Maps to plan out your trips and save you time. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re expanding our traffic coverage to include more than 130 smaller cities across the United States as well as the capitals of Colombia, Costa Rica, and Panama. We've also improved and expanded our coverage in parts of Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Go here for an overview of cities with traffic data. Remember, you can get traffic information on your web browser and Android device. 

Learn more on the Lat Long blog.

Thanks, 
Daniel
Google Maps Community Manager 

Re: Traffic coverage expanded to include more cities Todd F 8/8/12 5:36 AM
Reading a blog from Google about how crowdsourcing works, it states to help out just fire up Google Maps on your phone before you leave. 

Does the Maps application need to run in the foreground with the phone awake for traffic data to be used or can the phone sleep and still provide data?

I've opted into Location Services and use Latitude if it matters. Seems that Latitude is able to update while the phone is sleeping/idle.
Traffic coverage expanded to include more cities stoica.icb 8/30/12 10:49 AM
Would be great to ser traffic data on national roads în Romania, as most traffic goes on this type of roads.