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Google Presents 2 New Turkey Day Gifts

Google has offered two new (and one tried-and-true) ways to get through turkey day with Google Maps, with just few days to go for the Thanksgiving Day.

"Just in time for the mad dash to grandma’s house or your bestie’s friendsgiving across town, we’ve got two new and one tried-and-true way for Google Maps to get you where you’re going without the holiday traffic hassle," said Goodle in its blog.

If you spend Thanksgiving in Chicago, Detroit, Houston or New York City then the local Thanksgiving Day parades are likely a popular pre-feast activity. But it also means gridlock, roadblocks, and longer commute times.

To avoid such hassles, Google said this year it is incorporating the road closures, transit schedule changes, and detours associated with the parades into Google Maps in all these cities.

The new app will caution you ahead if you are heading to the parade – or trying to avoid it – showing you the parade route on the map and Google Maps navigation will take into account the real-life local changes when navigating the person around these cities.

Providing real-time traffic alerts and re-routing, Google said this is in addition to its advisory on the best and worst times to leave for and return from your Thanksgiving road trips.

"Just input your destination and you get alerted about upcoming traffic conditions. While on the road, you’ll get a heads up if congestion lies ahead along with an estimate of how long the delay will be. When a faster alternative route is available, Google Maps will suggest it to you," said Google Maps.

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