RIM Media Relations let us know that an update for BlackBerry Traffic, RIM’s estimated time of arrival (ETA) app, is being released on BlackBerry App World http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/13110?lang=en over the next 24 hours.
With BlackBerry Traffic version 22.214.171.1249 users can now:
* Select between two routes to a destination, and can use a new traffic view that displays predicted traffic conditions for each route.
* Pre-set destinations, such as work or home, or get an ETA to destinations from within their BlackBerry® Contacts, enter an address manually, or find new places using the search feature
* Quickly share ETAs with contacts via SMS, email, or PIN message
BlackBerry Traffic also identifies the best time to leave and optimizes ETA, by using anonymously collected data, which is crowdsourced from users running the app as well as historical traffic data, to predict ETA with great accuracy.
BlackBerry Traffic requires a GPS-equipped BlackBerry smartphone running BlackBerry OS 4.6 or above in North America.