Google has launched a new traffic tab on Google Maps in Lagos State.
Naija News understands that the new traffic tab allows users in Lagos access snapshots of the information they care about the most.
Such information include traffic, weather, bus stop busyness, as well as current and expected fare levels for Danfo buses.
The traffic tabs would also enable bus riders with information to help them find their most efficient routes in travel times and transport costs.
Senior product Manager of Google maps, Jeff Albertson, who spoke at the launch, said: “What we have built for Lagos is a global first for Google Map and a step towards helping people in many other cities where transport can be informally organized as it is in Nigeria.
“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”.
He 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.”