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motorists should get more and better information about the traffic situation via a new service app of the federal motorway company.
The motorway GmbH promises numerous added value, the speech is of "exclusive data". Thus, traffic and infrastructure information as well as further data around the highways were bundled for the first time in an application. Thus, users should be able to make hundreds of webcams along the highways themselves a picture of the traffic. Users should download the application from Tuesday, the company then introduces you in Cologne.
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motorists should also be better informed about redirections and how to resolve construction sites or accident sites. The motorway company is the first to go to the appropriate information and continue on the app, earlier than about Google Maps, Strategicechef Albrecht said small. In a planned advanced version, motorists should also be able to inform themselves weeks before a trip where there are construction sites on a specific route and when they are planned.
An independent route guidance should not be possible, as it is in a paper of the Motorahn GmbH: "The motorway app is not a navigation app and thus does not compete with established navigation providers." It takes a handover of the route, which means start and Destination to the navigation app used by users - in the start version, these areand .
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traffic jams, charging columns and more
As with other apps, the Motorway GmbH displays traffic along the route. It should also represent where and what kind of charging columns there for electric cars and where there are park and rest areas. Truck drivers should be displayed parking data, alongside locations also information about whether there is a shower, a shop or Wi-Fi.
User-related location information should only be charged according to paper if a user wants to actively places in the route check for map view. The app is free and ad-free and is available for the systems iOS and Android. It is a further development of the information app "my highway" - basis were according to the motorway GmbH functionality of the app "traffic.nrw".
The countries were responsible until the end of the year 2020 for the operation, receipt and expansion of the highways, since the beginning of 2021 it is the federal government. The aim of the grand reform: build swift and less traffic jams. Because it has to be built much on the highways of the federal government, there is a high renovation requirement in roads and bridges.
With the new edition, construction companies are to have the same contact, tenders and rules should be unified, projects from a single source are planned. It's about a highway network of 13,000 kilometers.
At the new motorway company, it had always given criticism, for example because the costs have risen or there were delays in IT systems. And actually, Deutsche Unit Termstraßenplanungs- und -bau GmbH should be integrated into the Motorahn GmbH - but this was stopped in view of legal concerns. Now the app goes to the start and should show what the motorway GmbH can. dpa
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