The Addinsight app uses the Bluetooth beacon network to receive delay information at locations approaching the incidents.
The map highlights sections of road that are currently experiencing delays higher than normal (excess delay). This allows commuters to quickly see if their route to work is running normally. The user can tap on any of the highlighted road segments to see the current extra delay and travel time.
Interacting with a mobile phone while driving is illegal, so this information is only useful before you start your trip or if you have a passenger that can check it for you.
That is why Addinsight has introduced spoken alerts, allowing motorists to keep their eyes on the road. The spoken alerts will play through your phone’s loud speaker or via your car entertainment system if you are paired via Bluetooth. You must have Bluetooth turned on for the spoken alerts to work.
You will only receive spoken alerts that are relevant to your current direction of travel, but in some instances you may receive messages relating to delays on an intersecting road that may only be relevant if you are turning left or right.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Ratings and Reviews
GPS battery drain
GPS needs to be disabled when the app is closed. Having it on when the app is active or in the background makes sense, but not all the time. People will just stop using it due to the battery drain.
Typically, I would open the app before a trip and leave it in the background to log my travel times to the network, and receive alerts.
But when I close the app (e.g. when I'm at work, home etc.), GPS needs to be shut off.
This feature will earn 3 additional stars. :-)
I turned on the navigation mode so it would know where I was and any delays. Didn’t acknowledge where we were even with location services and cellular data turned on. Tried to use the support button just forced the app shut. Tried going to the website and still could not find any support.
Keeps on repeating delays ahead and then I even get delays that are 2km behind me. What the app also needs is a ring fence so I do need to hear about delays that happen daily on South road when I don’t end up proceeding to that intersection
- Government of South Australia - Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
- 17.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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