HD Traffic, what’s in a word?

Traffic congestion, Brasilia DF (Plano Piloto)...

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What’s in a name? I case you also have a hard time wrapping your head around what this marketing term of TomTom means, a picture paints a thousand words, this is what normal traffic detection system pickup:

 

TMC traffic London

TMC traffic London

 

Not bad. It’s probably using overhead cameras to detect traffic jams and uses TMC to distribute it to mobile users such  as phones and personal navigation devices, and actually Google uses it too as a traffic feature on their navigation software.

HD Traffic adds a whole lot of other sensors to that. Which leads to some pretty different picture:

 

HD Traffic London

HD Traffic London

Amazing isn’t it? It easy to imagine that the shortest route is not always the quickest and having this information surely helps.

 

 

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