While there is no official announcement yet (in the next few hours), but Google has activated the traffic status with information streamed from Land Transport Authority. When you go to “Google Maps Singapore”:http://maps.google.com.sg, you will notice a new tab – “Traffic” which will show you either a Live traffic update or a predicted traffic status, based on past records. You can also plan your route with public transport information included (not sure if this is new though).
This new feature also shows up on the Maps app on your iPhone, -although with a smaller feature set as the Desktop browser version-. where the options to travel by car, public transport or walking is available. If you select to travel by public transport, you can set Departure or Arrival time and the routes will be suggested accordingly. For both – green symbolises smooth traffic, yellow moderate and red as slow traffic.
Hopefully coming up after this, is the launch of “Google Maps Navigation”:http://www.google.com/mobile/navigation/#p=default for iPhone.
Try it on your iPhone now and let us know whether it matches the traffic situation where you at! Between Google Maps now and “gothere.sg”:http://gothere.sg, we’ll have plenty of good choices in route planning for our small island!
See attached screen shots on the various settings available.