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Android Use Improves Google’s Traffic Surveillance System

Matt Ball on August 15, 2012 - in Transportation

Google continues to increase the number of cities that it provides live traffic data for, based on increasing use of mobile phones that run on the Android platform. With more than 400 million smartphones that use the mapping function, and send anonymous data back to Google on position and current speed, the service has gone global. This crowdsourcing approach has enhanced the mapping, traffic, transit and directions features for these smartphones.

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Matt Ball is founder and editorial director of V1 Media, publisher of Informed Infrastructure, Earth Imaging Journal, Sensors & Systems, Asian Surveying & Mapping and the video news site GeoSpatial Stream.

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