The Belo ABC affiliate in Louisville, Ky., distributes live video streams from 62 traffic cameras to commuters’ phones for free.
A free mobile traffic video service is now available to the Louisville, Ky.-area commuters, helping them plan the most efficient route to their office, home or leisure destinations.
The 11 Mobile Traffic Tracker, provided by Belo’s WHAS in partnership with 3rd Dimension Inc., provides drivers with access to live video streams from 62 strategically located TRIMARC traffic cameras on the region’s three main highway corridors — I-71, I-64 and I-65 — as well as the Watterson Expressway. The service will assist the more than 1.2 million residents of Jefferson County (including Metro Louisville) and the surrounding eight counties.
The live traffic video feeds are provided by cameras operated by TRIMARC, a project of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in the Louisville region.
“Traffic information today helps motorists to make intelligent decisions and keeps our expressway system running at peak efficiency,” said Tim Emington, TRIMARC operations manager. “TRIMARC welcomes the opportunity to cooperate with companies such as 3rd Dimension. This service will be an excellent addition to the ways we share traffic information with the motoring public.”
The advertising-supported service is compatible with Java and data enabled phones on the Sprint, Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile networks (and others); users can access the service on popular smart phones including the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm and Motorola Q.
Louisville Area commuters wishing to try the service can download it from the WHAS website (www.whas11.com), by calling 877-WHAS460 (877-942-7460), by visiting the iTunes App Store or from 3rd Dimension’s Web site (www.3dmobileyes.com). Once installed, selecting cameras along the route from the program’s menu is simple; favorite routes can be saved and accessed quickly with a push of a single button. Drivers are advised to use the WHAS11 Mobile Traffic Tracker prior to getting behind the wheel to help them plot the quickest, most fuel-efficient, least polluting, safest route.
In addition to the Louisville market, the Mobileyes service is available in San Francisco; Hartford, Conn.; New York; Los Angeles; Kansas City; Houston; Knoxville, Tenn.; Indianapolis; Detroit; and Washington.