Posts tagged as: Traffic

Waze 3.8 Adds Ability to Connect Friends During Road Trips

Navigation and traffic app Waze has updated to version 3.8 for both Android and iOS, including a redesigned main menu and more integration between the app and a users’ contacts. With permission, the app can sync “Waze friends” with one’s contact list, which can be useful if a group of people in separate vehicles are […]

Rumors Have Google on the Verge of Buying Social Mapping Service Waze

Search and mapping giant Google will reportedly scoop up Israeli social mapping startup Waze for roughly $1.3 billion, according to new reports. Google, according to Haaretz, is very close to sealing the Waze deal, which would keep competitors like Facebook and Apple from improving their standing in the burgeoning location services market. Critical to Google’s […]

Google Maps Adds More Cities with Traffic Info

Google has now brought the live traffic feature to its maps of a number of new cities. A post on the Lat Long Blog today revealed that the traffic feature is coming to more than 130 smaller cities in the US and to several Latin American capitals. The feature gives users live updates on traffic […]

Microsoft Expands Traffic Data Availability for Windows Phone

Microsoft said that it has added real-time traffic conditions to more secondary and neighborhood streets across the U.S. in the native Windows Phone maps app. The additional traffic data has been pulled in from Nokia’s mapping and navigation services. Microsoft explained that users won’t have to update any applications, they new data will be there […]

Google Maps Now Covers More Traffic Conditions

Google Maps on Monday answered a frequent call to widen the coverage of its typical traffic layer. Previously limited to highways and other main routes, it now includes “arterial” roads, or larger main streets often connected to or otherwise near the highways. Google Maps Android users can still voluntarily contribute periodic location updates to help […]

Ford Adds New Services to SYNC

Horoscopes, stock quotes, movie listings and access to airlines, rental cars and hotels are now just a voice command away for owners of Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles equipped with the SYNC app Traffic, Directions & Information (TDI). Owners of SYNC-equipped 2010 and 2011 Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products will have immediate access to the […]

TomTom Gives Sneak Peak of Go Live 1000

TomTom has previewed the Go Live 1000, the first in a whole new generation of navigation devices, designed to bring real-time services to millions of drivers.   The new TomTom Go Live 1000 is the first TomTom product completely designed for connectivity. Based around a powerful ARM 11 500 Mhz processor, the device also showcases […]

Which US Cities Are Truly The Most Congested

TomTom today revealed the first fully detailed view of which cities have the worst traffic in the United States. The results were calculated using data from Speed Profiles, the historical speed database from TomTom map business unit Tele Atlas that helps personal and professional fleet drivers using portable, in car or smartphone navigation systems avoid […]

TomTom Debuts New GPS with Live Info

TomTom has announced the newest addition to its GPS product line, the TomTom XL 340S LIVE. Following the success of TomTom’s LIVE Services on the premium TomTom GO range, TomTom brings LIVE Services to mid-range navigation devices with TomTom XL 340S LIVE. The connected portable navigation device provides the industry’s best routing and helps drivers […]

TomTom GO 740 LIVE Now Available in the U.S.

TomTom has released its first connected device, the TomTom GO 740 LIVE. The TomTom GO 740 LIVE provides the industry’s best routing and helps drivers take control of their daily drive via automatic delivery of helpful features including: real-time traffic information, TomTom Fuel Price Service, Local Search powered by Google, TomTom Weather and QuickGPSfix. Optimal […]

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