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New TDOT SmartWay Offers Live Streaming Video

Thursday, December 18, 2014 | 03:20am

Updated Web App Offers Desktop and Mobile Users Real-Time Traffic Views & Information

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation today unveiled a new and improved TDOT SmartWay traffic information web application. For the first time, TDOT SmartWay offers both desktop and mobile devices users the option to stream live video from the SmartWay cameras located in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.

“Providing up-to-the-minute traffic information is critical in TDOT’s efforts to manage our transportation system,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “It can help divert traffic away from congested areas, alert drivers to hazardous road conditions, and communicate important information about crashes.”

The new SmartWay web application incorporates incidents, construction, traffic cameras, road conditions, and dynamic message signs. The app is capable of showing a motorist’s location and includes a list of features that sort information based on a specific chosen area. The app is also intuitive to the type of device being used, and will change views for desktop and mobile devices.

The web application is free, and replaces the mobile application in the Apple and Google Play stores. If you previously downloaded the TDOT SmartWay Mobile App, please delete it from your device and begin using the new SmartWay web application. It can be found here: www.TNSmartWay.com/Traffic

Users can save the web address to their device’s home screen or create a shortcut using your browser’s bookmarking tools.

TDOT has created a short “how-to” video for the SmartWay web app.

The new SmartWay web app was created by TDOT’s IT Division, which has a long term vision to build upon the SmartWay services available to the public.

TDOT asks motorists to use the TDOT SmartWay web app responsibly. Drivers should “know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for their destinations. Motorists should never text, tweet, or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.

 

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