Saturday, January 12, 2008

Holy Grail In Action

We've talked about the Google drag-to-reroute feature before, but it blew me away to see how well it worked in practice.

My wife was on the 5 South headed to a baby shower in Costa Mesa. She texts me and says "Something's on fire. Billowing black smoke, traffic on the 5."

I hit

Uh oh, lanes closed. Plus...

Big accident, and that's the fire. Google Maps w/traffic:

And after one simple drag and drop:

"10E to 710S to 5S will get you around it."

Done in literally 90 seconds. What a difference 4 years makes.

PS: The authors of Towform do not condone texting while driving. Use a bluetooth headset.

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