We’ve all had that feeling — driving for hours and then finding out it’s all in vain because of a traffic incident that could have been avoided. Actually, I haven’t, but if you have you’ll be glad for Google Search’s latest addition to Google Now. Through Now, Google will send you notifications if you are likely to run into traffic situations (incidents) during a trip.
Presumably, Google will take a look at your regularly made trips to provide these barrier notices, and will push notifications to affected people. Also, Google’s purchase of Waze looks to finally be paying off, with the incidents feature only available because of users of the app reporting them.
If you have the latest Google Search update, you should be eligible to receive these new notifications.