We have expanded our live traffic coverage to Norway, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Traffic in Google Maps was introduced in 2008, and since then our team has been working hard to bring this popular feature to more and more countries. Today, you can now get traffic conditions for major cities and highways in Norway, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
Desktop View: Traffic conditions in Oslo, Norway
To do so, simply go to maps.google.com and click on the traffic layer in the widget you can find on the upper right hand side of the screen. This useful traffic information is also available on Google Maps for Mobile devices and Google Maps Navigation.
Mobile View: Traffic in Auckland, New Zealand and Hong Kong
If the roads you are traveling do not yet show traffic information, don’t despair. You can help your fellow drivers and improve traffic data by using Google Navigation or Google Maps for Mobile while traveling.
Posted by Håvard Kvålen, Software Engineer, Google Maps