The gas price is ever increasing, it is best to avoid being stuck in traffic and take alternate less congested routes. Starting today, Google changes routing algorithms in its Google Maps Navigation (Beta) for Android, The app now can automatically route you around based on real-time traffic condition.
Prior to this version, the app provides the fastest routes and additional alternate routes such shortest, use major routes only, etc.. without taking traffic condition. The latest version applies knowledge of current and historical traffic to select the fastest route from those alternates. That means that Navigation will automatically guide you along the best route given the current traffic conditions.
Not only can you save time and fuel, you’re making traffic better for everyone else by avoiding traffic jams. Keep in mind that we can’t guarantee that Navigation will be able to find a faster way, but it will always try to get you where you’re going as fast as possible.