The Brisbane Traffic Alerts app works in combination with a network of Bluetooth broadcasting devices to provide spoken alerts about delays on the road ahead.
The map highlights sections of road that are currently experiencing delays higher than normal (excess delay). This allows commuters to quickly see if their route to work is running normally. The user can tap on any of the highlighted road segments to see the current extra delay and travel time.
Interacting with a mobile phone while driving is illegal, so this information is only useful before you start your trip or if you have a passenger that can check it for you.
That is why Brisbane Traffic Alerts has introduced spoken alerts, allowing motorists to keep their eyes on the road. The spoken alerts will play through your phones loud speaker or via your car entertainment system if you are paired via Bluetooth. You must have Bluetooth turned on for the spoken alerts to work.
You will only receive spoken alerts that are relevant to your current direction of travel, but in some instances you may receive messages relating to delays on an intersecting road that may only be relevant if you are turning left or right.