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SUNA Traffic Launches In New Zealand, Insert Your Own Sheep Joke Here

On learning that SUNA’s traffic monitoring services for GPS are being extended to New Zealand, it would be easy to make one of two jokes: (1) does it come with a sheep icon? (2) New Zealand has traffic? So we’ve done that. But the option to dodge accidents and congestion can be useful in any large city, so this is ultimately good news, eh bro?

Suna 3 Promises Swifter Traffic Management

Suna’s 3rd generation traffic management product claims to address issues of data quality, reliability and transmission of its traffic management service.

New TomToms Intro HD Traffic For Australians

TomTom’s HD Traffic service has finally arrived in Australia with the launch of four new ‘Go Live’ in-car GPS devices starting at $299. (Yes, they’ve also updated the TomTom iPhone app). And unlike the Suna traffic service used by Garmin and Navman, TomTom uses a built-in SIM card (not FM) to track and update user data, official incident reports, and real time traffic flows. HD Traffic also works in both metro and regional areas.

SUNA Traffic To Come Pre-Installed On Clarion In-Car Satnavs

SUNA traffic updates are fairly common in portable GPS navigation devices, but not as common with the built-in head units. That’s changed a bit today, with Clarion announcing it will be sporting the Intellematics traffic channel in its new range of devices launching in April.

Google Maps Now Monitoring Traffic In Perth And Adelaide

Google Maps has been showing traffic performance for Sydney Brisbane and Melbourne for a while now, but now Perth and Adelaide residents can find out how traffic is prevailing in their capital city too.

SUNA Traffic Channel Has Entered Phase Two

The SUNA traffic channel is now in pretty much every high end satnav on the market, but it turns out what we’ve seen so far is just “phase one”. This week the company behind SUNA, Intelematics, has taken the lid off phase two, and it means a big improvement over traffic accuracy.

Navman Cuts Price Of MY Range By $50 Until January 31

More Christmas themed savings, this time from Navman. They’ve cut the price of their entire MY satnav range by $50, and thrown in free map updates for three years. They’ve also added SUNA traffic to their entry-level model.

Google Maps Now Offers Live Traffic Info

Google today announced live traffic information for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and their surrounding areas on Google Maps. It even works with mobile devices!

Suna Traffic Now Live In Canberra

One thing the iPhone’s multitude of proper satnav apps don’t offer is live traffic updating from the SUNA traffic channel. If you have a dedicated satnav with traffic support, you can now avoid traffic in Canberra comfortably. And not just by getting the hell out of Canberra…

SUNA Traffic Now Getting Traffic Details From Taxis In Sydney

On top of using the sensors in the roads to get the latest traffic information, the guys at SUNA are now monitoring Sydney taxis to get an even better look at how traffic is flowing. Although I hope they don’t pay too much attention at changeover time…

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