Google Improves Traffic Information In Lagos, Unveils Traffic Tab In Maps

Friday, November 8, 2019

Google Improves Traffic Information In Lagos, Unveils Traffic Tab In Maps

Google Improves Traffic Information In Lagos, Unveils Traffic Tab In Maps

 

 

 

As a follow-up to its announcement at Google for Nigeria in July, Google has just unveiled a new Traffic tab in Google Maps in Lagos, Nigeria, which offers users a snapshot of the information they care about most: traffic, weather, bus stop busyness, and current expected fare levels for Danfo. 

 

The Traffic tab provides bus riders with information to help them find their most efficient route, both in travel time and transport costs. Until now, Google Maps users have only been able to access information for other forms of transportation including cars, 2-wheelers, BRT and ride hailing.

 

The Traffic tab includes a new directions experience, which features suggested routes which may combine walking, taking a Keke or Okada, Danfo or BRT.

 

Information about the estimated fare range, expected travel time and pictures of the stops along the route are now available to aid travellers on their trips around Lagos.

 

Clicking on the pictures will allow users to get a 360 degree view on StreetView to help them better understand their location. 

 

“What we have built for Lagos is a global first for Google Maps, and a step towards helping people in many other cities where transport can be informally organized as it is in Nigeria,” said Jeff Albertson, Senior Product Manager, Google Maps.

 

“We co-designed this product with people in Lagos. It was an engaging process to start from scratch, bring diverse teams of Googlers to Lagos, interview Lagosians and Local Guides, understand local needs, and then design something that weaves together all the many ways that people here move around,” Jeff further said.

 

The launch of this new Traffic tab follows the introduction, in July, of a dedicated travel mode in Google Maps to provide directions and navigation for motorcycles in Nigeria. Google also launched navigation guidance in a Nigerian voice for both motorcycle and car driving modes at the same time.

 

Google also recently published more panoramic imagery on Street View, to help make it easier to visually explore places in Nigeria, including imagery of Abuja, Benin City, Enugu and Ibadan - with almost 12,000 kilometers of roads added.

 

“Nigeria is important to us. Beyond providing tools to help Nigerians use Maps, we also want to continue to bring more of Nigeria to the map. It’s a journey that we are happy to be on,” Jeff concludes.

 

 

 

 

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