MapQuest, a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL), integrates traffic and road condition cameras into their maps and directions. It is now available in over 100 markets and featuring more than 11,000 cameras from partner INRIX. The majority of the images from the camera are updated within a couple of minutes.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and traffic cameras tell an important story on whether your route is bumper-to-bumper, snowed in, or just wide open. To see the traffic cams on MapQuest, just click on the “Live Traffic” button located at the top right portion of the map. Main routes on the map are highlighted in green, yellow or red indicating the traffic flow on those routes as well as more detailed traffic speed and incident information to access. Wherever there is a traffic cam available, a small blue camera icon will pop up to hover over and click on for the camera image and more information.
More cameras will be added in the next several months and traffic cams will also be available on MapQuest’s mobile web and mobile apps in the near future.