New iPhone App from Visteon Offers Real-Time Traffic Images
TrafficJamCam can be purchased through the iTunes online store for $2.99 and offers separate applications for viewing traffic in 17 major U.S. metropolitan areas (Atlanta; Boston; Chicago/Indiana; Charlotte, N.C.; Denver; Detroit; Jacksonville, Fla.; Las Vegas; Memphis, Tenn.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; New York City; Ohio/Northern Kentucky; Orlando, Fla.; Phoenix; Riverside, Calif.; Seattle and Washington, D.C.)
"Our research shows that consumers continue to rely on mobile electronic devices and want to use them to stay connected while driving," T.C. Wingrove, Visteon's senior manager for electronics innovation, said in a release. "Visteon's commitment to helping consumers stay informed and providing leading-edge automotive electronics products makes this mobile application a useful and timely in-vehicle connectivity solution."
Visteon’s new app integrates Internet-based map functionality with live traffic camera feeds. Its features also include a map view, search function and camera view.
According to the manufacturer, TrafficJamCam could also be integrated into vehicles. "It's not a huge technical leap to adapt this application from a phone to an in-vehicle infotainment system. The feedback we can glean from consumers will help us refine the system, and will enable an enhanced solution by the time automakers are ready to launch an in-vehicle application," explained Wingrove.