Category Archives: real time traffic

Avoid the Traffic on Waitangi Weekend

The NZTA have a couple of fantastic services for long weekends and public holidays called Holiday Hotspots. I use it every long weekend when I go away and barring people having accidents, I enjoy near normal driving speeds and even … Continue reading

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Tesla Alerts Driver of Impending Crash

This is the first time I have seen a domestic crash warning in action in a normal┬ácar, not a test track or artificial situation. These people were driving in the Netherlands when they heard an incongruous little beep. Hopefully they … Continue reading

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Looky Loo or Rubbernecker – growing my traffic jargon vocabulary

I was monitoring RTTI or Real Time Traffic Twitter accounts yesterday and read a new name for an old problem, that I hadn’t heard of before. Down Under we call them rubberneckers. It’s the same result though. Frequently when there … Continue reading

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What’s the best nav app in 2016 and New “Uber tab” added to Google Maps

Google adds ride-sharing tab to maps to enable more options, faster time to destination. Sourced through Scoop.it from: searchengineland.com When it comes to maps for travelers, Google is making a huge effort to provide lots of options and when it … Continue reading

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Animated Maps Illustrate the Hell of Bay Area Commuting

Your hellish commute has never looked so pretty. A new set of animated maps plots the commutes of 3.3 million Bay Area residents commuting to 110,000 destinations. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wired.com When was the last time you looked at … Continue reading

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LA city and county swap traffic info for Waze drivers’ data – 89.3 KPCC

Thousands of Waze app users’ data is being given free to Los Angeles city and county traffic managers in exchange for road condition info. How will they use it? Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.scpr.org Los Angeles is now the 10th … Continue reading

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Google Maps offers offline option when Internet is spotty – Washington Times

Google Maps is getting disconnected. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.washingtontimes.com It’s about time they did this, although it’s easy to understand why they don’t want you to be offline, because their fundamental aim is to sell location based advertising. I … Continue reading

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