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The next time you’re stuck in traffic with no idea what the hold-up is, a driver way out in-front could be the one to let you know. That’s if a driver-fed satnav information service makes it out of the starting grid. The Congestion Avoidance Dynamic Routing Engine (Cadre) will allow drivers to upload traffic information in …

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  1. David Gosnell

    Timeliness

    Might work for current issues, if it can be done in a more timely manner than the local radio traffic updates which always seem to be way behind. I remember one recent trip, where they were warning of a big accident, road partially blocked, emergency vehicles in attendance etc, over the course of a couple of hours. We went through the alleged location twice during the period they were reporting updates, and didn't see a thing. Either huge information delays rendering the service useless, or some canny motorist realised that if he rang in with a phony report, it would significantly lighten the traffic on the road and help him get to his destination quicker...

  2. Anonymous Coward
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    already done but better

    um tomtom can already do this. But its automatic instead using the Mobile Network as source of if your in a queue or not.

    Seems bit of a waste of grant to me ...

    http://www.tomtom.com/news/category.php?ID=4&NID=374&Lid=1

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