Reversible express lanes are used to ease congestion during rush-hour in large cities. These lanes sit in the center of large highways and create extra lanes to drivers in one direction or the other. However until recently none of the real-time traffic vendors were monitoring the change of directions.
This has changed now with HERE Traffic giving information on which way they’re pointing in real-time.
The update is available immediately across all HERE offerings. People using HERE for Android, HERE for iOS, Amazon Fire Phone, Windows Phone, Bing Maps or driving a car powered by HERE Traffic will automatically see this new features.
Developers building their own map app can use the HERE API to include this feature too. Drivers in 12 cities can make more intelligent routing choices and ultimately reach their destinations more quickly. They will also be able to see the direction that is currently open on the map display and manually plan their route.
The list of the 12 cities:
– Chicago: Kennedy Express Lanes
– Denver: I-25 HOV Lanes
– Fort Lauderdale: I-595 Expressway
– Hamburg, Germany: I4700
– Houston: US-59/Southwest Freeway HOV Lanes, US-290/Northwest Freeway HOV Lanes, I-45/Gulf Freeway HOV Lanes, I-45/North Freeway HOV Lanes, US-59/Eastex Freeway HOV Lanes
– Minneapolis: I-394 Express Lanes
– New Orleans: US-90-BR HOV Lanes
– New York: Queensboro Bridge-Upper Level, Lincoln Tunnel Reversible Lanes
– Pittsburgh: I-279 HOV Lanes, I-579 HOV Lanes
– Seattle: I-90-Express Lanes, I-5 Express Lanes
– Tampa: SR-618-TOLL/Selmon Expressway
– Washington, D.C.: I-395 HOV Lanes, I-95 HOV Lanes, I-64 HOV Lanes, Canal Rd, Reservoir Rd, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW