Online PR News – 24-May-2017 – ASA Insurance has released the results of a recent study to find the best traffic apps for drivers. Many drivers face traffic on a daily basis said ASA Vice President Creed Anderson, so we wanted to help our customers find the best possible app to help reduce both stress and accidents. Most people have accepted that traffic is going to be part of the daily grind, but with these apps, it doesn’t have to be!
The best app turned out to be Waze, which provides up to date traffic data as well as provide directions. An amazing function of Waze is that it records your driving data; speed, your route, etc, and shares it with other Waze users as it shares their data with you. The purpose of this data sharing is so that users can work together to get around traffic. Another exciting feature of Waze is that it makes navigating a game! You can even chat with other users and create your own Avatar, not while driving of course, only after you have safely pulled over. As a bonus this app can even let you know where an open parking space is located!
The Google Maps traffic app also rates very highly with the ASA staff. Like any Google product, this app hits the high bar, said data specialist Diane Anderson. What the ASA staff liked most about the Google app was that it works in conjunction with Google Maps and so has access to a wealth of data and can quickly reroute drivers around traffic. It also doubles as a GPS, and of course has all those other features (such as being able to book a restaurant) that makes traveling so much easier.
The third of the three best traffic apps found by ASA is INRIX, a free app that is simple and loaded with cool technology. It’s operated by the same cloud platform that is found in the dashboards of luxury autos like Porsche and BMW. It both predicts future traffic conditions and calculates the amount of time your journey will take based on current traffic conditions. It’s even smart enough to calculate how long your journey would take if you waited awhile. One feature that it has that the other two apps don’t is that it learns and memorizes your preferences to give you a customized route based on your unique habits.
These apps can really take the sting out of traffic jams said Creed Anderson, but please remember only to use them when you are safely pulled over or let one of your passengers use it; never when you are driving!
“These apps can really take the sting out of traffic jams said Creed Anderson, but please remember only to use them when you are safely pulled over or let one of your passengers use it; never when you are driving!”