Scout GPS Navigation App Gets New Traffic Features

Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:24pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5579 views

The Scout GPS Navigation app has been updated with Traffic Alerts, Traffic Route Summaries, Street-Level Traffic, and User Reported Traffic features.

Drive with Scout everyday to beat traffic like never before on your daily commute and wherever you go. Powered by over 100 million traffic sources, Scout offers even more traffic-conquering tools with a stress-reducing design tailored especially for daily drivers.

Features:
•My Dashboard: Meet your new on-the-go best friend, the handy home screen that’s always updated with the most relevant local info for your daily journey. With just a glance or a single tap, see your traffic-based commute times, street-level traffic around you, your favorites, local weather, nearby places, recent places, and more.
•My Traffic – New! User-Reported Traffic: We’re pairing Scout’s own traffic data of more than 100 million traffic sources with incidents that YOU report. You can report traffic congestion, police, road hazards, and accidents to help your fellow Scout drivers avoid getting stuck in gridlock or getting pulled over.
•My Traffic – Along with new features, Street-Level Traffic shows you traffic flows on major roads and side streets and is also used to calculate the most traffic-optimized, real-time routes and provide accurate ETAs, making your overall trip faster and more efficient. Also view traffic flows on a map with red-light cameras highlighted.
•My Traffic – New! Traffic Incident Alerts: Now get alerts about upcoming traffic incidents while navigating with one tap to avoid jams!
•My Traffic – New! Traffic summary for your route: see real-time traffic conditions along each segment of your route with one tap to route around a troublesome spot.OnMyWay®: Share your ETA to home, work, or anywhere during the commute to let others know when you’ll be there and see your real-time progress on a map.
•My Weekend – No more weekend boredom or stressing about making plans! Scout finds events in your local area and automatically gives you a heads up notification of what’s going on every week before the weekend.
•Fun Finder with web sync – Discover nearby things to do with just one tap: restaurants, food, live music, movies, and more. You can even plan online at www.scout.me and sync your favorites between the site and the app.
•Voice-guided Navigation – Pick your route from up to three traffic-optimized options and get personalized GPS voice guidance.
•Cheap Gas – Find the nearest and cheapest gas stations.
•Calendar Sync – Get automatic reminders and voice-guided directions to get to appointments on time.
•Voice commands – Speak, don’t type to search or drive and stay focused on the road up ahead.
•Learn more about Scout for iPhone at www.scout.me/iphone.

What's New In This Version:
Even more powerful features to help you beat traffic on your daily commute and anywhere, anytime!

• User Reported Traffic: We’re pairing Scout’s own traffic data of more than 100 million traffic sources with incidents that YOU report. Users can report traffic congestion, police, road hazards, and accidents to help their fellow Scout drivers avoid getting stuck in gridlock or getting pulled over.

• Traffic Alerts: Now get alerts about upcoming traffic while navigating with one tap to avoid jams!

• Traffic summary for your route: see real-time traffic conditions along each segment of your route, with one tap to route around a troublesome spot.

• Street-Level Traffic: Street-Level Traffic shows you traffic flows not just on freeways but also major streets and side roads. More importantly, Street-Level Traffic is also used in calculating the most efficient routes in real time for your navigation options and to provide accurate drive times.

You can download Scout from the App Store for free.

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Me - July 25, 2013 at 1:27am
More craptastic features for a crippled app. How about adding content with more maps than just USA?
Pavvy - July 20, 2013 at 6:13am
$9.99 per year ? Sorry we have Waze...
the real J - July 19, 2013 at 3:42pm
Suzuki.
Bugged Out - July 18, 2013 at 5:17pm
Sounds like a lame version of Waze.
Jackobyte - July 18, 2013 at 3:28pm
I wonder if Waze/Google will sue them.
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