Just a couple of weeks after the promotion from beta to official release, the ITIS mobile traffic information client for Symbian phones now has another new beta version.

If you are not familiar with this excellent FREE piece of software, you should grab a copy of v1.30 now at http://mobile.itisholdings.com/. It is compatible with S60v3 or S60v5 Symbian handsets with GPS in the UK.

With dynamically loading maps (UK only) and live up to the second traffic information, it beats the competition hands down. The way it works is pretty unique. Instead of relying on just police reports or roadside sensors, it actually uses user data to anonymously monitor traffic in the country. Then, every few seconds, the map overlay is updated showing symbols of where the holdups are. Scroll the map over a symbol or drive towards one and more detailed information shows.

The new Beta (v1.40) which was released today goes one step further. It now allows you to manually report delays, severe weather or incidents on the road. These can be done on with just 3 clicks. Another revolutionary feature is heavy braking detection. The software detects when you have applied the brakes to come to a slowdown for example on the motorway. It will then use this data to warn others. The beta version is tied to a developer account and IMEI number, but you can register your interest here.

After testing the beta today, it’s nice and stable, so hopefully it won’t be too long before it’s released.

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