COLORADO (KRDO) — The Colorado Department of Transportation launched a new app this month to offer statewide, real-time visitors data.
The free COTrip Planner app turned obtainable to Coloradans via the Apple Store or Google Play Store on October 1.
CDOT says its app has one thing that Google Maps and others lack: real-time street data — direct from the supply — that’s notably very important for winter mountain driving on I-70. Timely, as snow plows via the western half of the state, inflicting hazardous driving on I-70 and shutting down components of I-25 north of Denver.
The novelty of this app is that it is a close to carbon copy of its CDOT’s newly renovated web site. A layering characteristic permits you to see an inventory of a number of gadgets on the map suddenly. That contains:
- Real-time climate circumstances
- Road upkeep and development initiatives with begin dates and finish instances
- Future street initiatives to be looking out for
- Live cameras
- Where chain legal guidelines are in impact
COTrip Planner even has a “trucker mode,” which reveals data specialised for big-rig drivers.
The “Tell Me” operate permits hands-free use, with the app saying upcoming circumstances and incidents alongside the route or within the space.
COTrip Planner doesn’t presently have turn-by-turn path capabilities, like Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Waze — however CDOT has plans to incorporate that in a future app replace. Additionally, stay street data is offered just for state and federal highways, not native roads.
Other updates to look ahead to are snow plow trackers — one thing to look ahead to after a “title competitors” over the summer time dubbed snowplows in Colorado with enjoyable, new names, akin to Darth Blader.
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