Getting The Traffic Details From Your Mobile Phone
While navigation technologies have been getting increasingly popular, a number of companies have started offering navigation systems that work on mobile phones. However, just figuring out where you’re going is only one part of the puzzle, so along comes a company named ZipDash that is looking to provide you live traffic information on your mobile phone as well. It displays a map with color codings depending on the traffic on certain roads. Right now it’s only available in the San Francisco Bay Area, but they expect to roll it out across the country. There are similar companies working on offerings, but ZipDash appears to be one of the first to go live. Their system (of course) requires phones with GPS to tell where the driver is. The traffic info is provided from a variety of sources, including other drivers, but also through deals with taxi, trucking and shuttle fleets.