[News] Dash, the internet-connected gps

Florent THIERY fthiery at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 14:05:54 CEST 2007

> The issue with traffic movements is you really need the cell tower
> movement information from carriers, without this these traffic flows are
> at best an estimation.

As for openmoko:

What about, in car GPS mode, reporting unusual speed fluctuations?

Ex: you're on a 130 km/h road, and your gps reports 40 km/h = traffic
jam. gprs link up, upload info + timestamp to community server

When you query a car travel planning (i.e. ask your gps app to show
you the way somewhere), do a simple query to the community traffic jam
server; if the chosen path shows quite recent alerts, it would
calculate an alternate ununcombered road.
This could also be used periodically...

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