Now, over a quarter-million miles of roads in major North American cities have MapQuest live traffic coverage. All in order to provide users with even better information to make better route decisions.
This recent update includes new “key” arterials and city streets and incorporates new factors. Stoplights. Stop signs.Traffic flows. All taken into consideration by partner INRIX’s SpeedWaves technology. All to provide more realistic time estimates of secondary road traffic. Whereas many MapQuest competitors simply interpret vehicle stops for lights as traffic jams instead of normal flow.
Users will be able to view live traffic on MapQuest simply by clicking “live traffic” on the top of any map where it’s available. And by zooming in, you can see the newly expanded coverage.
Traffic reports are updated every 5 minutes. If only this would magically update the directions I printed out from MapQuest to get my destination, too.