Canberrans now have access to a new mobile phone application called ACT Traffic that provides audio alerts and other information about congestion on the road network.
View the video below to find out more about the ACT Traffic app.
The smartphone app relies on a series of Bluetooth enabled detectors located across the arterial road network to establish the travel time along sections of road. It compares this to historical data for the same time of day and day of the week to identify areas where congestion is worse or if traffic is flowing better than usual.
When approaching an area with unusual congestion an audio alert is sent to your mobile phone advising of the location of the delay and expected duration.
By providing an audio alert the app allows drivers to make informed decisions regarding route selection to potentially avoid the congested area. The use of an audio alert ensures that the application is not a distraction to drivers making it safe to run in the background while driving.
The app is available on Apple phones running iOS 8.0 or later and on Android phones Android 4.3 or later. Use the links below to download it today!