TeleCommunication Systems announced recently the availability of Rand McNally Traffic, an application for BlackBerry that uses RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to deliver up-to-the-minute traffic information for 94 U.S. metro markets.
Compiled from multiple sources, Rand McNally Traffic reports road closures, accidents, congestion areas, adverse weather conditions, sporting events, concerts and festivals. The application also allows the user to store several of their commute routes so they can retrieve traffic information on or around those routes with a single click.
Drew Morin, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for TCS, stated, “How many times have you found yourself stuck in a traffic jam waiting for the broadcast radio traffic report? Rand McNally Traffic can help BlackBerry users avoid the frustration of sitting in a traffic back-up by providing unlimited, real-time traffic information whenever and wherever it’s needed.”
Rand McNally Traffic is 3.99 USD and is available on most major US carriers, including Sprint, Nextel, Verizon and AT&T Wireless.