As Microsoft recently announced on its Windows Phone Blog, some changes and enhancements are on the way to improve traffic information and even bring it to further countries. As of today, Bing Maps traffic for Windows Phone was only available in the U.S. but if you have ever used it on Google Maps, you know how useful and detailed this information can be. So far, these traffic information covered highways and major roads where green roads were clear; yellow and orange roads were congested and red roads had a serious traffic jam while black roads were closed That's the status until now but Bing and Nokia teamed-up recently to offer expanded traffic coverage to even more highways and secondary streets.
The improvements above are quite worth but now it becomes interesting if you don't live in the U.S. because Microsoft has started to introduce traffic data for selected cities in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
The screenshots above are showing - on a Windows Phone 7.5/Mango device - the current traffic situation in Munich which became available today. However, the blog posing also mentioned that if you live in any of these countries above and the Windows Phone Maps app doesn't currently show a traffic option, expect to see it become available sometime in the next few weeks.