ATG Quirkies: Just How Do Google Maps Know Where the Traffic Is?

Those of us who are directionally challenged swear by Google Maps.  It’s the miraculous app that helps us navigate our way around town and get to where we are going as quickly as possible.  But, what’s behind the Google magic?

To learn the secret check out “Here’s how Google Maps knows when there is traffic a video by Chris Snyder at Business Insider. According to Chris “one way it accomplishes this is by predicting traffic and calculating the fastest route.” Of course, you’re probably asking yourself how is Google able to keep tabs on all of the other cars on the road?  As Chris notes, “the answer may creep you out.”

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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