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LEARN MORE ABOUT Amanda Leicht

Amanda Leicht, Group Product Manager, Google Maps

March 02, 2017

Amanda Leicht

How Google Maps Gets Its Remarkably Accurate Real-Time Traffic Data

..... Google also takes traffic reports from transportation departments, road sensors, and private data providers to keep its information up to date. Amanda Leicht Moore, the Group Product Manager for Google Maps, told Tech Insider that the historical data allows it to inform Google Maps users if traffic on their route is better or worse than it typically is, and how much they will be slowed down by accidents of slowdowns. And in cases where traffic is causing slowdowns on the road but the route still remains the only way (or the fastest way) to a user’s destination, the Google Maps sends alerts detailing the reasons behind the delay as well as informing the user that this is still the fastest route they can take. .....

November 27, 2016

Amanda Leicht

How Google Employees Use Google

..... Here are a few of our favorites. Amanda Leicht, a product manager at Google Maps, says that the service’s offline mode can be a lifesaver if, for example, you’re stuck in a parking garage with no signal or navigating a country with high data fees. But it requires some prep work: While you still have Wi-Fi, tap "Offline Areas" in the Google Maps menu and download the maps for the areas you will need. .....