Traffic re-routing in the UK

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by to1986, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. to1986 macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2009
    I saw this feature advertised when iOS 6 was first introduced, where you get a popup if a faster route is found.

    I have never seen this popup in the UK despite traffic being on my routes, and faster routes definitely being available. Is this a US only feature? Or is there something I need to do to activate it?
  2. RTWG macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2008
    I think there are a couple of issues:

    1) Waze, and other crowd-sourcing traffic services are as popular over here as they are in the US. Hopefully that'll change soon.

    2) I think it will only offer you a new route if there is a substantial (i.e. ten minutes or more) saving in time.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    It does pop up. I live near the dartford bridge so traffic is crap during rush hour or if a toll booth operator takes to long going for a dump! Apple maps takes the traffic into consideration but as above the difference needs to be +10 minutes or so. It is getting better daily too.
  4. to1986 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2009
    Well I am glad it does work in the UK, but I have yet to see it myself. I suppose there have not been substantial enough time savings for it to offer another re route. 10 mins is fairly significant, so I suppose I won't see it that often. Hopefully it improves over time.

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