OYD allows real-time sharing of map-based travel alerts for radar, police, construction, debris, accidents, traffic congestion and camera locations. OYD keeps the information current by receiving perpetual input from as many subscribers as are out there driving in your area at any given time. Best of all alerts are constantly updated and instantly sent to your iPhone. You may confirm or refute them with the touch of a button. Unlike other tools which require download and installation of updates, you receive live traffic-related data.
Why do I need OYD? Stay informed of active driving conditions. Help your fellow drivers stay informed of driving conditions you observe. No radar detector - no problem. No live traffic service - no problem. Not listening to radio about delays ahead - no problem. No red light camera data in your GPS - no problem.
How does OYD work? A mobile application that utilizes a centralized server to store and make decisions on live traffic information submitted by you and your peer drivers. Be warned in advance of driving conditions experienced by your peers. Update information submitted by your peers to keep the driving conditions current.
On Map View your current location will be centered on the map at all times, and active alerts around you will appear with respective icons on the map in their approximate location. Touching an alert icon location will display the distance from your current location.
The Floating Alert Window above the Map View warns you of the nearest oncoming alert within range. This window shows a larger icon version of the pending alert and the current distance from the location. This window also serves as a button to confirm or refute the alert once you are able to discern the location for yourself. This is an important step in keeping the alert up-to-date for your fellow drivers.
The Compass Button returns you to the Map View if you are currently on another view and also re-centers the map to your current location in case you scrolled to view a location off screen.
The Gears Button will take you to the Preferences View to change your sound settings. Verbal notice tells you which type of alert is nearby. Reminder tones tell you that your current location has associated alerts. This serves to review your surroundings for safety concerns and confirm or refute alerts presented for this location.
OYD functionality allows you and your fellow drivers to stay informed of active driving conditions that you all are experiencing by adding and being alerted to:
• Police officer watching traffic
• Construction closing one or more lane(s)
• Debris in one or more lane(s)
• Accident at an intersection
• Traffic backing up on a street
• Mobile radar and traffic camera spotted
• Red light camera ahead
Better yet, the debris was removed or the police officer movedinform your peer drivers of the updated situation.
Be warned well in advance of an upcoming traffic advisory. See the current driving situations on the interactive map.