If you've ever used Google Maps for driving directions, you might like the new feature they added. They've added real-time traffic information to the site. If you're actually navigating at street level though, the new feature isn't very useful. The traffic info only covers some highways and river crossings (it almost looks like only interstates and US highways).

And if you're wondering what the colors mean, here's what the Google Blog says: "If your route shows red, you're looking at a stop-and-go commute; yellow, you could be a little late for dinner; green, you've got smooth sailing." Perhaps the most surprising news is that there's actually some green on the Van Wyck.

We have no idea how accurate the traffic information is, but this could be a useful tool if you're about to head out onto the road.