Nokia today released live traffic update service for its Symbian and Lumia Windows Phone smartphones. The service can be activated by updating the map application. The service is currently available for Delhi and Mumbai and Nokia claims it has covered 1,500 km of roads across these two cities. Nokia will be launching this service in other cities too but has not given any list of cities or timeline.
While this is a much needed service, we are not sure about its accuracy. Nokia tracks traffic situation by monitoring other Nokia users who are using location services on their phones at any given time, called “probes” in navigation industry. We will be testing this service and will post the review soon.