Articles about traffic

EnLighten App Will Alert You When The Traffic Light Turns Green
When driving it is important to keep your focus on the road and to watch out for other cars or pedestrians, which is why it is considered illegal to talk on the phone as it distracts you. That being said sometimes being focused for long periods of time can be quite draining and that’s where the EnLighten app comes into play. Designed by the folks at Green Drive, the idea […]

INRIX 5.0 Traffic & Routing App
A new version of INRIX, a road traffic avoidance app, has made its way to the app store and brings new features: first of all, the app now shows “traffic news”, which are details about what’s going on along your path to a destination. The idea is to provide important details like the nature of the congestion (accident, road work…), which would allow you to choose to either stick with […]

Honda builds world's first traffic congestion detector
Honda becomes the first company to successfully build the world’s first traffic congestion detector. Essentially, the technology, definitely a first of its kind, determines a person’s driving pattern and the likelihood to cause a traffic jam. Sounds pretty cool huh?Instead of giving out information that will enable drivers to avoid traffic, Honda’s technology allows the system to monitor the acceleration and deceleration patterns of a vehicle, thus, recording the driving […]

Speed vest for cyclists shows how fast they're going
Most drivers are probably acutely aware of the frustrations of driving behind a cyclist. A cyclist could be pedaling away like crazy, but compared to a driver of a car who just needs to put the pedal to the metal and achieve speeds of 40-50mph, naturally the driver of the car will feel that the cyclist is extremely slow.


iPhone camera used to study traffic lights
Don’t you just hate it when you’re headed towards a traffic light, brake, only to have the lights turn green 2 seconds later? If you didn’t already know, unnecessary or excessive braking will result in your car wasting energy and fuel due to the amount of fuel required to get your car moving again.

BlackBerry Traffic app updated
RIM has just announced that they will be releasing an update to their Traffic app over the next 24 hours. The update will bring BlackBerry Traffic up to version and will give users the following features: a choice to select between 2 routes to a destination, as well as a traffic view that displays predicted traffic conditions for each route, the ability to add preset destinations (i.e. office or […]

TomTom HD Traffic shows you which way not to take home
Traffic jams are horrible, and (almost) nobody ever enjoys sitting through them. But thanks to modern technology, we now have solutions to bypass such problems. TomTom has just released its HD Traffic service online for free. This online map service does more than show you how to get to your destination – it points out which areas are highly congested with vehicles at the moment. With updates every 2 minutes, […]

Google Maps Navigation beta updated
Google has just updated the beta version of Google Maps Navigation, bringing a welcome feature to the navigation app on Android phones. The latest version of Navigation now provides users with automatic routing based on real-time traffic conditions. Instead of simply calculating the shortest distance you need to travel to reach a destination, the app takes into consideration the traffic conditions of the location and the time of day, based […]

Blackberry StatCounter Win Over Apple May Hide Something Ugly
StatCounter has published a report which shows Blackberry taking over Apple’s share in mobile web usage. It also shows Android getting ever bigger. The data was compiled from 15 Billion monthly page views from 3 million sites. “These figures suggest that developers should not be developing solely for the iPhone to the exclusion of BlackBerry and Android,” says Aodhan Cullen, StatCounter ‘s CEO. Really? Although this seems to be great […]