iOS 6 maps traffic data is based on TomTom HD Traffic source

AndresHD

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I was wondering what was the source behind iOS 6 maps traffic data, some people said it was from Waze but its not... its based on the new TomTom HD Traffic from TomTom tecnology.

Here's a screenshot comparing cupertino city´s traffic on iOS 6 and TomTom HD Traffic:



And here's one from iOS 6 Maps:



Note the lines are in the same place as TomTom HD Traffic... What you think?
 

AndresHD

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That's what I thought.

Sorry OP, not a very profound discovery
lol all of people says was speculation about the source of traffic data... I just did some proves to clarify that... In some sites it says the data came from Waze traffic.
 

AndresHD

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Yeah i know that but it says: "TomTom has signed a global agreement with Apple® for maps and related information. No further details of the agreement will be provided." they are not specifying what TomTom services are on the Apple Maps it could be the turn by turn navigation or even the mapping data, we don't know what services from TomTom are on the Apple Maps.
 

DodgeV83

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I was wondering what was the source behind iOS 6 maps traffic data, some people said it was from Waze but its not... its based on the new TomTom HD Traffic from TomTom tecnology.

Here's a screenshot comparing cupertino city´s traffic on iOS 6 and TomTom HD Traffic:

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And here's one from iOS 6 Maps:

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Note the lines are in the same place as TomTom HD Traffic... What you think?
Yes! I was hoping for this!!

TomTom HD Traffic is by far the best in the business. I've tried them all and TomTom is the only one I trust. I suspect they are about to get a few million more mobile data points :D

Thanks for the find AndresHD!
 

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Yes! I was hoping for this!!

TomTom HD Traffic is by far the best in the business. I've tried them all and TomTom is the only one I trust. I suspect they are about to get a few million more mobile data points :D

Thanks for the find AndresHD!
I'm pretty excited about this, too. :) The TomTom app is the only one I use from the App Store. I just hope the Apple Maps will have an option to download full maps so a cellular connection isn't required.
 

petrucci666

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Yeah i know that but it says: "TomTom has signed a global agreement with Apple® for maps and related information. No further details of the agreement will be provided." they are not specifying what TomTom services are on the Apple Maps it could be the turn by turn navigation or even the mapping data, we don't know what services from TomTom are on the Apple Maps.
Yeah, whatever. You posted old news, big deal.
 

AndresHD

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Yeah, whatever. You posted old news, big deal.
I'm not trying to be the hero here or the discover man I just wanted to inform about that cuz I know they are some people who don't know about this like the guys above no offense
 

vertigo235

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As already stated, tomtom's traffic is really good.

Hopefully this means it will be even better as ios 6 users start firing up the maps app in the coming months too.
 

Sh4wN

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This. They definitely said it at the keynote.
Yeah, well it is. Every decent traffic data is crowd-sourced. TomTom uses location data of mobile phones to create their traffic data (not only iPhones but other phones from certain cellular providers as well). That pretty much is, what Apple meant at the keynote.
 

virginblue4

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How would iOS users report it?
Yeah, well it is. Every decent traffic data is crowd-sourced. TomTom uses location data of mobile phones to create their traffic data (not only iPhones but other phones from certain cellular providers as well). That pretty much is, what Apple meant at the keynote.
Just watched that part of the keynote again and they said in addition to other data sources they are using real time crowd sourced data from iOS users. That clears it up. Thanks :)
 

Djs621

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They take anonymous travel data from ios users.. So if a certain number of IOS Users are traveling at 10mph on a road they know that their is a traffic problem in that area.
 

Sh4wN

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They take anonymous travel data from ios users.. So if a certain number of IOS Users are traveling at 10mph on a road they know that their is a traffic problem in that area.
As i already said, not only iOS users but other phones as well. Vodafone (Germany and UK) for example provides TomTom with anonymous data of all phones registered to any of their cell towers.
 

Brazuca

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As i already said, not only iOS users but other phones as well. Vodafone (Germany and UK) for example provides TomTom with anonymous data of all phones registered to any of their cell towers.
So how exactly does this work? The phone has to be in some navigation mode? Or is it on all the time?
 

Comeagain?

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As i already said, not only iOS users but other phones as well. Vodafone (Germany and UK) for example provides TomTom with anonymous data of all phones registered to any of their cell towers.
Apple collects traffic data. This doesn't mean it is for TomTom.

And, TomTom isn't the only source.
 

el3ktro

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So how exactly does this work? The phone has to be in some navigation mode? Or is it on all the time?
The mobile provider can see in which mobile network cells all the phones are currently registered, and when a phone hops from one cell to the other, they have an approximate speed of the movement of that cellphone.
 

jeffe

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The mobile provider can see in which mobile network cells all the phones are currently registered, and when a phone hops from one cell to the other, they have an approximate speed of the movement of that cellphone.
Leave wifi on and apple can just scan how quickly you're passing by wifi access points.