Monday, February 13, 2012

There's an App for that!

Sunday morning, reading some tech writer on new and interesting things, I fell across an new GPS traffic app (been around for a while but I'm an old foggy!).  The app is called WAZE and it simply amazing, driving down to Montreal from the cottage it alerted me twice about minor accidents (that was slowing the traffic), and of congestion on two alterative routes to my place.

Think about this, this was freeware -- and about 20x more useful that the Garmin (also installed -- and not working well at all -- it refuses my address in Montreal).  First, Waze worked from the very first, finding my location in a few seconds (mix of GPS/GSM antena) then it gave me useful information, in understandable english.

For those who like to have accidents, you can also easily add hidden camera warnings (it is a Traffic social media), cop cars that are checking traffic.  The best bit, it figures out congestion just by watching other users that may be circulating slowly on a major road.

BTW no service fee of any type.  Garmin's model just got destroyed.  If some guy was smart he would figure out how to use your Iphone so that such apps are integrated into the car....

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