Google announced it has integrated real-time traffic reports on Google Maps. Yahoo! has had traffic reports since late 2004, and Microsoft rolled out a traffic feature (care of Traffic.com) in the May 2006 relaunch of Windows Live Local.
It’s surprising that Google has been this far behind in a competitive feature in any of its products. The only remaining major online mapping provider without real-time traffic data is Ask.com also surprising given its mapping feature development of late (it was the first to offer multi-point directions and draggable points on a map).