by: Information Logistics, Inc. • 119
Completely Hands Free and Eyes Free Travel Alerts!
Simply start up the app, set the roadways and range of advisories you would like to hear in your settings, and then as you travel, it will automatically keep you updated.
You don’t need to register, you don’t need to sign up anywhere for anything. The app uses the phone’s built-in GPS to stream nearby alerts.
Turn it on before you leave and it will start talking when you are getting near a roadway problem. Alerts pause when you are on the phone, and pick up where they left off when you finish.
To access the settings screen, press the main menu (the app icon in the top left), and then select "Settings" to alter your settings. .
To completely quit the app, use your device's "Back" button when on the audio controls screen, or utilize the X in the top right corner.
How it Works
Start the application before starting out of your driveway. You will hear active Pennsylvania Turnpike advisories (NEW: select non-Turnpike advisories will now be broadcast if your settings permit it, check "Advisory Types" for these options!) that are within your range. Now put down the phone and focus on driving. There is now nothing you need to touch on the phone, and nothing you need to read on the phone. This is completely hands-free.
The application will remain on while you drive, "broadcasting" any travel alerts for reported conditions within a set mile-range (that you can set for yourself) of your current location. You may select in your options whether to hear advisories only in your direction of travel (in "front" of you) or in all directions. Check your settings to switch this option.
Conditions will be broadcast once, and then the broadcast stream will go quiet until:
a. There is an update to an advisory in range, or
b. Until you have just come within range of another advisory or
c. A set time period has elapsed (that you get to set) and you want to re-hear all advisories that are still in range
If you get a call, or make a call while a travel alert is playing, the alert will pause, and will resume playing when the call has ended.
User Modifications Features/ Experience
You can modify several options. These configurations are saved on your phone.
a. The advisory replay interval
b. The range (in miles) for hearing advisories
c. Advisory types you wish to hear broadcast
The application gives you audio player controls for Play, Pause, Stop, Skip, and Replay All.
You do not need to register with us or with the Pennsylvania Turnpike to use this app or to get these alerts. We don't get or record any identifying information about you or your phone. By default, you will be elected into reporting your device-determined speed along with your location to our servers, but you can elect to opt-out from within the application.
The application is based on Information Logistics' patent pending "Open Microphone Platform", which is a queue-driven streaming technology platform used in combination with your phone's built-in GPS. The data for the system is the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's travel advisory data.
Notice: Continuous GPS usage may cause increased loss of battery power.
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