Augmented Traffic Views is one application for Android that enables users to enjoy new ways of taking a look at the traffic in some urban areas. The application can provide traffic views from a series of cities in Canada, the US and the UK, yet one should know that not all cities or areas are supported by it. However, as the application was updated a few days ago, there are new features that users might be interested in.
The Augmented Traffic Views (ATV) software solution
for Google's Android operating system comes with support for more than 35 areas, and provides details to users based on waypoint information, so that one can easily decide what route to take at a certain moment. In addition, users will also enjoy alerts for speed traps and points of interest.
The 1.0.3 version of the app
comes with a brand new feature, a “Simulated Augmented Reality” mode. When this mode is enabled, the view automatically changes from 0 to 360 degrees so that users can see all points of interest around them. The new version includes support for over 4300 cameras across 35+ cities/regions, as well as faster Proximity Alerts data loading and more usability improvements at times when the data connection is intermittent.
Other fresh features
include:- Support for more cameras, such as Glasgow UK (local city) and Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
- Tweak to allow real-time alerts to start up more reliably during poor internet conditions (e.g. start driving from an underground location where the data connection is weak)
- Smart mode was broken in 1.0.2 – now working again in 1.0.3 – huge regression error.
- Fixed bug in Smart Mode when switching cities.
- Reduced size of apk file slightly – will continue to address this in future release
The list of supported cities includes: Ontario, Canada (Ottawa/Toronto), Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver, Florida, Glasgow/London, UK, Kansas City, Las Vegas (cameras are down for a couple of weeks now), Louisville, Manhattan, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Jersey, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Salt Lake City, St Louis, Tennessee, Vancouver and Washington, DC. More details on the Augmented Traffic Views 1.0.3 can be found here