For those who haven’t seen it here’s a quick look at ‘live traffic’ function for Sydney on the iPhone Google maps app. Screenshot below.
So how good is it? Well, it’s ok but a long way from perfect. Driving around on a busy Saturday afternoon there were a lot of yellow roads which should have been red, green ones that should have been yellow etc. I don’t blame the app or Google for the quality of the data – I’m sure pretty the info is from the RTA
Marks out of 10 = 6
Red=congested, Yellow=slow but moving, Green=all clear.
Tip: Google maps app with GPS and traffic updates drains your battery… make sure you have a power source in the car.