FINDING YOUR WAY BY PHONE
An Irish software company has developed what it claims is the first real-time traffic navigation system for smart phone users. Twaffic Navigator provides traffic flow updates every five minutes to its users and can generate advance warnings of potential bottlenecks, such as accidents, road works or road closures.
The app, according to the Sunday Business Post, allows users to check journey times before setting off and is designed to identify the fastest route to a destination by rerouting drivers around traffic incidents. Users can get text instructions or instructions in 2D or 3D rote views on their phone displays. Alternatively they can opt to have voice instructions.
The software was developed by Dublin company iTraffic and is compatible with the iPhone, Blackberry and GPS-enabled smart phones from manufacturers such as Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. There are two subscription models, €49 for a one-year licence and €69 for two years. The company is offering a free five-day trial period for users who wish to test the app