Just a few days after Microsoft rolled out a new traffic prediction feature
for Windows Live Maps, Google has followed suit with traffic predictions for Google Maps
. Both services use historical traffic data to predict likely congestion points and travel time in the future. But there are two major differences:
- Windows Live Maps will suggest the best driving directions for avoiding traffic, Google Maps will not
- Google Maps lets you choose the day of the week and time of day to see projected traffic patterns, Windows Live Maps will not.
While both services are pretty useful, what we really want is a service that will combine both of these features. Mapquest, we're looking at you.
[via Google Operating System