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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:27 pm 
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It may be old news already but I managed to experience the 'traffic layer' of Google Maps. It's quite accurate. Got stuck where it's red and manage to avoid the reds on a number of occasions for a smoother drive.

Some Q

1. Where do they get the traffic info from?
2. How do they compile the data to present it on the map?
3. Can the traffic info be used (somehow) for Garmin?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:32 pm 
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I noticed this a couple of weeks ago. Could they be tapping into those users with Android phones perhaps?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:24 pm 
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Data from Android phone users it seems - http://blog.autoworld.com.my/index.php/ ... ogle-maps/


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:20 am 
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We have that many android user who turned on google maps on the roads?

Can these traffic layer then be integrated into our GPS, perhaps providing alternative routes for congested roads.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:42 am 
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feis wrote:
We have that many android user who turned on google maps on the roads?

Can these traffic layer then be integrated into our GPS, perhaps providing alternative routes for congested roads.


Google location service runs in the background if you don't 'opt out'. Google has you tracked everywhere!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:47 am 
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valpac wrote:

Google location service runs in the background if you don't 'opt out'. Google has you tracked everywhere!


Opppssss.... alamak :shock: :)


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