Bing Maps on Windows Phone Adds More Traffic Info

This might have come as a surprise, but if you are a frequent commuter, Bing Maps on your Windows Phone was a quick and handy way to check traffic patterns on highways and turnpikes. This weekend, Bing maps was upgraded through back end means to include traffic data on regular main roads.

The new functionality is a huge step forward in bringing more core features to the base OS as opposed to downloading extra apps to fill in the voids. It also shows how resourceful Microsoft is to adding new features in the background without the need for carrier specific updates. Here’s hoping that all your roads are green everyday if you’re running late to your meeting. At least it will help you avoid those plugged intersections.