Real-time traffic information in Apple Maps expanded to several new countries today, including Brunei, Kenya, Mozambique, Philippines, Nigeria, and Vietnam, according to Apple's Feature Availability page.

The feature will allow Apple Maps users in those countries to see traffic congestion as depicted through orange or red lines on roads where there's heavy traffic to contend with.

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Details on traffic conditions are now available in Apple Maps in more than 70 countries around the world.

In addition to expanding traffic information to new countries, Apple also expanded the availability of indoor maps for malls to Arizona and updated the Feature Availability page to reflect the recent rollout of transit directions to Rome, Italy and Estonia.

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truthertech Avatar
50 months ago
great, so more countries can see inaccurate traffic information compared to google Maps.
Please stop the fake news. The studies show that Apple Maps is most accurate when it comes to estimating impacts of traffic and getting you to your destination closest to their estimate.
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LeoCastillo Avatar
50 months ago
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I guess you’re right...it’ll take 28 minutes according to Google.... ;)

Wait, you're right. I confused UP Manila with UP Diliman.

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jonblatho Avatar
50 months ago
Yes it does...they stopped calling “traffic data” a while ago....I think...
“Map data” is not the same as traffic data. Waze had (and may still use, though I haven’t checked in detail as to whether they’ve switched to use Google’s) its own basemap from which Apple borrowed at some point, in some region, for Apple Maps—likely at launch as indicated by 2012 being the copyright date.

Real-time data would be cited as such, and there’s next to no chance that Waze would provide it to Apple without one hell of a licensing fee given that Apple’s in direct competition with Google for mapping services. The map data from Waze may also long since have been mostly or even completely overwritten with data from other sources.

(We’ll have to wait and see what happens as Apple expands its own basemap with the updates coming over the next year-plus, but I suspect that a lot of the data sources listed are going to vanish given some time.)

Apple crowdsources its traffic data from iOS devices and it’s been this way since 2013; this is well-publicized.
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MozMan68 Avatar
50 months ago
Please stop the fake news. The studies show that Apple Maps is most accurate when it comes to estimating impacts of traffic and getting you to your destination closest to their estimate.
Seriously...every single iPhone is default set to share location information to help Maps with traffic and routing info. Every...single...phone.... since iOS9 (unless you can find out where to turn it off...) ;)

Apple Maps updates routing times and traffic data WAY faster and more accurately then the other map apps.

Don't let all the fancy colors Google Maps shows you lure you into some false sense of security that it is actually correct at that exact moment.

btw...to access the traffic and routing input data sharing option...settings/privacy/location services....go all the way to the bottom to "System Services"...."Product Improvement" is listed...
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BuffaloTF Avatar
50 months ago
great, so more countries can see inaccurate traffic information compared to google Maps.
If you read the terms for Maps, you'd see they get their traffic data from Google. And from Waze. And then dozens of public transit authorities. In other words, it'd be the same as Google Maps.
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jonblatho Avatar
50 months ago
If you read the terms for Maps, you'd see they get their traffic data from Google. And from Waze. And then dozens of public transit authorities. In other words, it'd be the same as Google Maps.
Alphabet and its subsidiaries are not mentioned once as a traffic data source in Apple Maps’s list of data sources.

That’s...kind of the point of Apple Maps. They wanted to stop paying Google.
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