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    Anyone know what the different color indicates? The road lanes are gray. I guess red is heaviest traffic. What does yellow, green and no color indicate? Anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudedvision View Post
    Anyone know what the different color indicates? The road lanes are gray. I guess red is heaviest traffic. What does yellow, green and no color indicate? Anyone know?
    If you look at GM's Tips menu, you'll find:

    Green: over 50 mph
    Yellow: 26 to 50 mph
    Red: less than 25 mph
    Gray: no data available
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    Thanks Bill. Found it all the way at the bottom of Tips.

    Is traffic data real time? How is it generated? I hope not from drivers calling in from their cell phones. .
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    Quote Originally Posted by cloudedvision View Post
    Is traffic data real time?
    According to Google, it is.
    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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    I've used it a lot on 95 in south Florida where the traffic situation can and does change quickly. I'm convinced it is realtime. I love it! Thanks, Google.

    It's one of my favorite ways to show off my Treo.
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    I was on the Clearview expressway northbound one exit before the on ramp to the Throgs Neck bridge NYC this morning around 11 am. I checked Googe maps traffic and it said all clear both directions (no color, gray roadway only), but the bridge and on ramp was full of bumper to bumper traffic that couldn't be moving faster than 1 mph. So I got off the exit and took local roads to the Whitestone bridge and I checked google map traffic again. It indicated yellow northbound and red southbound. But northbound was moving at 50 mph and no traffic and southbound didn't have traffic either, certainly faster than 25 mph.

    Anybody here in NYC and use Google maps traffic? I'd like to know your experience with it. I was not impressed. It certainly was not realtime.
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    Gray doesn't mean all clear. It means no data.

    And you checked Google Maps while you were driving at 50mph??
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    You have to keep refreshing it to see changes.
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    I knew that and I was constantly scrolling left/right to refresh and GM was showing "xxx KB loading traffic" everytime I scrolled.

    Quote Originally Posted by PalmHead View Post
    You have to keep refreshing it to see changes.
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    Sorry. I figured it has to work well in NYC.
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    How real-time the data is depends a LOT on where you are. Google doesn't own the data: it gets data from local governments all over the country. Some localities have very detailed data updated very frequently. Some have spotty data that's not updated very often. And multiple combinations in between.
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