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IEEE SPECTRUM: Your Navigation App Is Making Traffic Unmanageable

When in your car your navigation app is telling you that there is traffic jam on your way to work you likely will accept the offered alternative route. You might experience a route that offers more problems than waiting for the traffic jam to clear. The maps used by the navigation apps have often limited information on the traffic conditions on site. It might not know that the road is quite steep or very narrow. The route might take you pass schools or through a busy shopping street. And you are not the only one getting that alternative route offered.

There is much to be improved in navigation apps. as Jane Macfarlane explains in this article in IEEE Spectrum: Your Navigation App is Making Traffic Unmanageable.