iPhone Maps

Angelo921

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When using the iPhones Maps and on the "Map" tab it shows a bunch of green and red lines for the roads. Are these supposed to show traffic congestion and if so it in real time?
 

DaveGee

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When using the iPhones Maps and on the "Map" tab it shows a bunch of green and red lines for the roads. Are these supposed to show traffic congestion and if so it in real time?
Yep... I just noticed that on GMaps and I've been curious as to how accurate they were... I don't have an iPhone yet. :(

Dave
 

yoman

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Angelo921 said:
When using the iPhones Maps and on the "Map" tab it shows a bunch of green and red lines for the roads. Are these supposed to show traffic congestion and if so it in real time?
as with all traffic congestion reporting the information is slighly delayed. It mostly depends on how reliable you city traffic reporting system is. However its supposed to be real time.
 

shalasz

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Jun 14, 2007
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I live in L.A. and commute 43 miles each way every day to work. Traffic congestion is critical to me. I've been using the traffic feature on my iPhone and I find it surprisingly accurate. I've driven through long stretches and noticed that the spots where it shows as being very slow, are indeed very slow, and then the parts where it shows to be picking back, do indeed speed back up.

Just one of about a thousand reasons why the iPhone makes my life better.
 

kdarling

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Google maps shows real-time traffic data on iPhone, Blackberry, Palm and Windows Mobile devices.

The data comes from traffic sensors in major cities, wherein the average speed is measured along stretches of roads.

On some phones, it will use the GPS as well.