May 16, 2022

Europe: Real Time Traffic Info: "TomTom Shows Live Traffic via the Web"

From a PC World Magazine Article:

TomTom said Thursday that it will provide a live traffic map of its HD Traffic service via the Web, allowing drivers to get a sense for the roads before they start on their journey.


Unfortunately, the new TomTom map only provides real-time data for Europe and South Africa for now, but it seems likely that TomTom will migrate the map to North America once it gets enough data.

TomTom’s HD Traffic service not only uses accident reports, cameras, and other means of generating traffic data, but also live traffic information provided by the TomTom GPS devices themselves. The traffic data is passed back and forth every few minutes, providing much more up-to-date and reliable information than U.S. services, which update just a few times per hour.

Direct to TomTom Live Traffic Map

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