By now, any rabid gadget fan has got a phone with GPS under the hood. And the chances are that it’s a Nokia too. And guess what, the chaps in Finland know that too. Which is why they’re plotting to take on TomTom at their own game and release their very own traffic prediction service.It’s called Traffic Works and has been uncovered by the fellas over at NokNok. They say that the new service, which is still in the pipeline, will follow a similar pattern to HD traffic, using phone signals to predict where motorists are clogging up the streets and offering you alternatives to get from a to b.But Traffic Works has something very neat up its sleeve. Once you subscribe to your service, it’ll monitor your address book and calendar and tip you off about traffic hotspots before you reach them. Now that is cool.This won’t be rearing its head any time soon, but with Nokia eating into TomTom’s massive market share, don’t be surprised if your phone is rocking this tech come 2009.
Nokia squares up to TomTom HD traffic
By now, any rabid gadget fan has got a phone with GPS under the hood. And the chances are that it’s a Nokia too. And guess what, the chaps in Finland