Bing Maps can now show real-time traffic data in 55 countries

Bing Maps just got a tad more useful in more countries if traffic on your daily commute is of concern. Bing Maps can now display traffic flow data in a total of 55 countries, letting you use it in a couple of different useful ways.

Bing Maps can now show real-time traffic data in 55 countries

First up, you can quickly use the traffic data to get real-time calculations based on how heavy the traffic is along your route. If you want to go a more visual route, you can also use the traffic flow data to show an overlay that color codes the roads based on their traffic.

Lastly, traffic incident data is also available, but in a more limited 35 countries. This will let you get a quick look at any car accidents or construction that may impact your travels along your route.

In case you're curious, Microsoft helpfully provides a full look at the countries that have traffic flow and traffic incident data available at its developer network website.

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