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how do traffic apps get their info ?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Colt1195, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    Colt1195

    Colt1195 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a traffic app on my iphone and here in los angeles it is spot on accurate. how do these things get their information ?
     
  2. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    OZ-T

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    drones
     
  3. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Secret Android and Apple GPS tracking devices placed on every vehicle. Covering entire vehicle in tin foil is the only way to block tracking of your vehicle. Google and Apple sell this data to the government. You're being tracked.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Combination of methods.

    Inductive loops in the road surface measure speed, occupancy, and count vehicles.
    GPS-enabled smartphones transmit their locations continuously.
    Bluetooth "sniffers" track MAC addresses across a network.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:27 PM
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    OP, which app do you have? living here in socal, that would come in handy.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Oh... sorry... forgot who the OP was.

    Thought someone wanted a serious answer :D
     
  7. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

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    like the iphone maps or what ever?

    It’s spot on here as well. can even show what lane i’m in.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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  9. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    View the build. Too much to list.
    Your phone has a midget inside it calling other phone midgets in the area to find out location and speed.
     
  10. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    THEY are tracking you
     
  11. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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  12. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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  13. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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  14. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    I've said too much
     
  15. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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    Knights Templar, they work in traffic control nowadays
     
  16. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    Holy shit!

    A pair of inductive loops is only $800 per lane!
     
  18. Feb 23, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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    Aren't you a Knight Templar or do you not work in traffic control?
     
  19. Feb 23, 2013 at 9:04 PM
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    LOL!

    Never priced microwave.
    We use inductive loop and video based vehicle detection for our signals.
    We're considering a pilot program with radar to extend the useful range of above-ground detection, but my boss isn't too keen on it, and it's not compatible with our current hardware.
     
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    He'll drop a drone on you.
     
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