Updated – New Maps, Easier Navigation

Navteq has updated their free mobile traffic site, The major changes since I last looked at the site are the ability to search for your city by zip code and maps! covers over 50 U.S. metropolitan areas and lets you pick yours from a drop down list. That can be a tedious process on some basic phones that only let you slowly scroll the list one line at a time. The addition of a zip code field makes … Continue reading

Mobile Traffic Maps

You can’t help but notice those colored traffic overlays on Yahoo, Windows Live and Local TV Maps. I think it’s a great idea. Using data from sensors embedded in the pavement of highways in major metropolitan areas these sites show a road as green if traffic is moving at 50 mph or better, yellow for 25 to 50 mph and red for less than 25. Great for estimating when you have to leave for an appointment and for choosing the … Continue reading