- CrackBerry User
- 40 Posts
Does traffic on Z10 BB Maps even work?
Used the Z10 BB map for traffic recently and got sent right into a bad jam. While sitting in traffic, I opened up Google maps and their traffic clearly showed the problem.
Same thing happened again this am. So, a few minutes ago I took pictures of the notorious Cross Bronx Distressway on a Friday pm ahead of a long weekend in the US. Do it yourself or see the (hopefully) attached pics.
BB map barely shows a slowdown...vs stop-and-go for Google map. My experiences and these shots raise the question: from where are these maps getting their data? There is an option to send traffic data in "Location Services" which I do not have on and, presumably, other BB owners (if available in devices other than the Z10) do not have on either. Maybe we need a lot more Z10s in the US... Makes me wonder if the BB map just a generic of typical travel conditions in these areas? Thoughts?BB Cross Bronx2.jpgBB Cross Bronx.jpg
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-15-2013, 01:10 PM #2
- 109 Posts
I have had issues with Google maps in my old BB.
Sometimes it's very accurate, sometimes it's out to lunch.
My only problem with the maps in the Z10 is that it is missing traffic completely for one of the key roadways in my area that I travel on daily.
- CrackBerry Master
02-16-2013, 12:31 AM #6
- 1,174 Posts
I don't think the traffic feature is working here in Alberta. But the turn-by-turn voice directions were clear and timely.
For traffic updates I run a twitter search for "calgarycommute" and put a talk radio station on. Hopefully the online traffic data will become more reliable as more smartphone owners start using the traffic feeds. In the meantime, I'm happy to rely on other sources.
Posted using CrackBerry App on BB10Patrick from Calgary
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