BCHighways App Helps Improve Road Safety
November 15, 2016
Planning a road trip? Looking for traffic and accident updates for your daily commute? BCHighways is a new, FREE app, created by AirSenze Solutions, that provides easy to access roadway information and maps, making it much easier for motorists planning their daily commute that uses information from DriveBC. The app integrates data from DriveBC and provides real-time access to provincial highway information including road closures, planned work and extreme weather conditions. The free app also features estimated border crossing wait times, traffic camera images and integrates DriveBC’s Twitter feed.
Download the app here. BCHighways is available for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Android mobile devices.
BCHighways is not intended to be used while driving; anyone wanting to use it, or any other app on the go, must find a safe place to stop their vehicle first.
BCHighways is designed to assist drivers with route planning before driving; using any electronic handheld device while driving is prohibited under B.C.’s distracted-driving law.
Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure —
“By making DriveBC’s Open511 data available to the public, we’re helping make driving on B.C. highways even safer for British Columbians and apps like these share our valuable road information system making it more available to more people. The more people who ‘know before they go’ — whether they check the DriveBC website, mobile site, phone system or partner apps — the easier it is to make better travel decisions.”
Samarth Mod, CEO and co-founder, AirSenze —
“After getting stuck for two hours driving to Banff because of an accident, we saw the perfect opportunity to develop a native app using DriveBC’s open511 data. We think it’s super cool that B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has provided the open data to BC Developers’ Exchange and giving companies like ours the data we need to develop easy to use apps that benefit the lives of millions of people. And as a startup, we also wanted to show our expertise to the government to gain trust and credibility. Hence, it results in a win-win situation for everyone.”
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