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| July 18, 2013
Scout GPS Updated With Waze-Like Crowdsourced Traffic Reporting Feature
Scout GPS, the popular navigation app by Telenav, has just been updated with more features to better help you beat what may be your worst enemy on the road: traffic. One of these features sees Scout GPS pulling a Waze as it now carries support for crowdsourced or user-reported traffic:
We’re pairing Scout’s own traffic data of more than 100 million traffic sources with incidents that YOU report. Users can report traffic congestion, police, road hazards, and accidents to help their fellow Scout drivers avoid getting stuck in gridlock or getting pulled over.The newly updated Scout GPS also lets you navigate with one tap to avoid traffic jams with the help of alerts about upcoming traffic. In addition, it lets you reroute with one tap in case you see a troublesome spot along your route, as indicated in the app's real-time traffic summary. [caption id="attachment_442203" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Scout GPS[/caption] These new features are introduced to Scout GPS in addition to the street-level traffic feature it gained through its update last month. Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later, the new version of Scout is available now in the App Store for free. The free app offers an in-app upgrade called Scout Plus, which is available via a $4.99 monthly subscription or a $24.99 annual subscription. With Scout Plus, you get a number of premium features, including real-time traffic, lane assist, red light camera alerts, speed trap alerts, posted speed limits, and Always There Navigation. Introduced to Scout GPS in August last year, Always There Navigation is a navigation function that lets you download regional maps for offline access. This allows you to take advantage of the app's voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation even without an Internet connection. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]