Cricket Navigator Traffic/Detour Settings
Whenever Cricket Navigator displays a map, you can press ‘Options’ and ‘Show Traffic’ to see the traffic overlay on the map that Cricket Navigator has already illustrated.
Cricket Navigator receives updated traffic information every 5 minutes.
The traffic gauge on the main navigation screen shows traffic delays for the remaining portion of the route. To preview traffic on individual road segments in the trip, press the right arrow key.
During navigation, you can always press the ‘Detour’ to select the type of detour that you want. You can also ask for detour from the look ahead screens. For BREW phones, the LSK is labeled as ‘Detour’. For smart phones, select ‘Get Detour’ from the options menu.
Alerts Only, the default setting, monitors traffic for incidents and congestion along the route, and provides traffic alerts to the driver. Navigation adds using traffic information to select routes that may avoid traffic. Don’t Use Traffic will cause the traffic gauge to appear grey and removes all traffic information.
Traffic flow information is not available for the route or the route segment.
Cricket Navigator uses similar techniques used by mapping application in the web, by using green, yellow, and red overlays on roads to illustrate real time traffic flow conditions and the severity of the flow. If there are any accidents or severe congestion on the roads, Cricket Navigator will overlay alert icons over the location of the reported incident.
Cricket Navigator receives updated traffic information every 5 minutes. However, if Cricket Navigator detects an upcoming incident or severe congestion ahead, it will notify the driver instantly (does not wait for the 5 minute update interval) and in addition to notifying the user about the incident, it updates the traffic flow information, as well.
No! The Use Traffic For setting applies to navigation and planning trips and does not control the display of traffic conditions on a map.
Yes, you can ask for a detour regardless of the traffic setting, as you may want to detour for other reasons.
Cricket Navigator allows you to preview the segments of the detour before you decide whether you want the detour or rather stay on your current route. If you are certain about the detour and just want to get the directions, press NAV and Cricket Navigator will display the new set of turn-by-turn directions.
You can either press the number on the key pad associated with the traffic incident on the map to instantly see the details about that incident. Alternatively, you can press the ‘Options’ menu followed by ‘List Incidents’ to see a list of the incidents. Then highlight the incident that you are interested and press view to see the details of the incident.
It means that there is no reported traffic around you. Real time traffic data is typically available for major arteries such as freeways, highways, and other major roads. You may need to pan around or zoom out to see the traffic conditions on the major arteries and roads that may impact your trip.
When you select detour around congestion, Cricket Navigator looks for a road that avoids the specific congestions ahead on your route, which may or may not be result of an incident. When you select detour around incident, you explicitly select to detour around the location of the reported incident or incidents, and Cricket Navigator looks for a new route that avoids the specific segment where the incident or incidents were reported.
Yes. Click on Options, and select Traffic Summary. Then, highlight the road segment with the traffic alert symbol and press OK to see incident details.
Yes. Click on Options, and select Traffic Summary. Each road segment will show expected delays.
Heavy traffic can result in slower speeds even though there is no specific incident.
To make the traffic map usable, Cricket Navigator displays traffic conditions at zoom levels where everything is legible.