Nokia Updates Its Maps App With Real-time Traffic Updates

By 06:08 Tue, 13 Jul 2021 Comments

Nokia has launched a free real-time traffic updates service for its Maps/Drive applications. Currently, the service is live only in Mumbai and Delhi, but Nokia is promising more cities to benefit from the service in the near future.

The Fins say they've covered as much as 1,500km of the road system across the two cities and have shared a bit about the way their real-time traffic updates service works. Interestingly enough, if you own a Nokia running Symbian or Windows Phone and utilize the Maps app, you are the backbone of the service.

That's becautilize Nokia takes the data from its users who utilize location services on their Nokia phones and utilize them as "probes", as is the popular term in the navigation industry. Using that information, Nokia is able to determine if the traffic is busy or light and assign it a color from red to green accordingly.

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