Traffic App with a text to speech function for motorists while they are on the road.
Mr Gay said the Live Traffic App has proven hugely popular already with more than three
quarters of a million downloads of the app since it was first released about three years ago.
“While we get on with delivering new and upgraded roads across NSW we want to ensure
motorists have live up to date information about the road network during their journey,” Mr
“This is about informing motorists if there’s an incident or unusual congestion along their
travel route, so they can decide whether to divert to an alternative route.
“I’m thrilled to release new versions of the Live Traffic NSW apps for iPhone, iPad and
Android that show traffic flow on main roads around the state, as well as the current travel
time for your favourite trips.
“Once you’ve set up and saved a ‘home to work’ route, the apps will tell you how long the
trip will take in current traffic conditions compared to normal traffic. These travel times are
based on live data provided by Google Maps.
“The existing Driver Alerts feature has also been upgraded to enable a text-to-speech
“Once your current location is detected, details of nearby incidents will be read out,
including their location and the number of lanes affected.
“This is a very important feature for road safety as drivers will be able to find out about
nearby incidents without needing to look at or touch their mobile phone at all.
“Alternatively before motorists leave home, they can check the latest traffic information and
updates on the Live Traffic NSW Facebook page, which has more than 115,000 followers,
or one of two Twitter accounts – one for Sydney (@LiveTrafficSyd) and one for the rest of