- 12-19-2010, 05:23 PM #2
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Google Nav has a Trafic feature/option built in. When you are in Nav - Select Menu-> Layers -> Traffic ViewSome say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
- 12-19-2010, 10:53 PM #3
- 12-20-2010, 08:08 AM #4
- 12-21-2010, 12:54 PM #5
There are about three or four apps out there that do this. However, I've always gone back to google maps w/ traffic. It seems like there's always something wrong that causes me to go back.
Glob is good, but doesn't really allow you to navigate. Plus, you're at the mercy of someone else having driven that route in front of you with Glob running.
QuickTraffic is alright, but doesn't offer anything more than google. Updates are about the same. Plus, it only shows traffic, so don't count on finding an "alternate route" with the app.
Waze is an awesome app. It's like a combination of Google Maps and Glob. The only trouble is hardly anyone uses it in my metro so the maps are outdated and always have me going on senseless routes. I had to uninstall because I eventually was just ignorning everything it told me to do.
There are numerous city-specific apps out there. So if there is one for your metro you might want to try it. Otherwise, like the posters above me have metioned, using Google Navigation with traffic alerts is about the best I've found so far.
- 12-21-2010, 04:29 PM #6
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- 12-21-2010, 08:42 PM #9
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From what I've deduced through trial and error - when you are in Google Nav - there is a status light in the bottom left of the screen - Green you're on time track. Orange - traffic ahead.
I goggled high and low several months ago to determine the official use of these status lights and found nothing - I haven’t looked in a while so there may be something out there now.
It was only through dumb luck trial and error that I came up with this explanation; however, it does seem to work.Some say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.
- 12-21-2010, 09:17 PM #10
When I'm at home, I always use the website sigalert.com. I find it really reliable. I searched for an app but it requires you to register for an account, which costs money. So I've just been going on my browser to go to sigalert.com. I have it bookmarked so it's pretty easy. It's not as convenient as an app, but it works!
- 12-21-2010, 10:17 PM #11
Green - traffic moving at 45mph or greater (assuming a speed limit of 60)
Orange - some congestion ahead. Telling Google Maps to find an alternative route sometimes works in this setting, but most of the time the alternative routes come back with similar times.
Red - Traffic less than 5mph. When this status hits, I immediately tell Google Maps to find an alternative route and it usually returns three or four that are much faster. Unfortunately, Red is the status I find my route in the most.
Hope this helps!
- 12-22-2010, 01:40 PM #12
- 12-22-2010, 02:57 PM #13