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Florida Department of Transportation Releases Upgrade to FL511 Mobile App

March 28, 2019
FL511 Mobile App to Connect.Know.Go. (Graphic: Business Wire)
FL511 Mobile App to Connect.Know.Go. (Graphic: Business Wire)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 28, 2019--The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released an upgrade to its traveler information system mobile app. The FL511 Mobile App – Connect. Know. Go. is now available for download to smartphones at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Current users will receive an automatic update on their phones.

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FL511 Mobile App to Connect.Know.Go. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The mobile app is a component of the Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced Traveler Information System (ATIS), which provides real-time traffic and travel conditions on Florida roads. The mobile app has been available for both Apple and Android devices since 2012. It underwent a significant upgrade in 2018 and early 2019 in response to today’s rapidly changing technology.

Improvements include a completely redesigned user interface. The following features were added: a voice interaction feature, the ability to view events within a specific radius, the ability to view camera snapshots for specific events, the ability to create and save destinations, a truck parking availability feature and the ability to display road closures and detour maps.

“This is a major enhancement to the FL511 mobile app,” said Eugene Jules, FDOT. “It includes popular features, including drive mode and voice interaction.”

ABOUT FL511:

The FL511 system is the state’s official source for traffic and travel information. FL511 provides information on congestion events, crashes, construction and maintenance activities; and travel times on all interstates and toll facilities and several other major Florida routes, so drivers can make better choices about their travel plans. This information service is accessible by mobile app, website in English and Spanish, Twitter messages, Facebook, Instagram, texts alerts and more.

FL511 provides camera views on major Florida roads, so users can see road conditions throughout the state. The goal is to provide information about current conditions to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently. To accomplish its goal, FL511 offers the latest information on transportation services and conditions throughout Florida, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Before heading out, drivers should check the FL511 app or interactive road map on FL511.com for important traffic information and incident alerts. Once on the road, have a passenger check to avoid using a phone while behind the wheel. Passengers can also view roadway camera snapshots showing current driving conditions on their route. Use the Drive Mode now with voice interaction feature and speak a request to your destination. The FL511 mobile app features an interactive map showing traffic congestion, incidents and camera snapshots on roads around the user’s location.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For more information, visit the website at www.FL511.com or download the mobile app on Apple App Store and Google Play. Travelers can also follow FL511 on 13 Twitter handles, on Facebook @FL511, and Instagram @Florida_511.

Travel smart with the FL511 Mobile App to Connect, Know and Go!

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CONTACT: Florida Department of Transportation

Eugene Jules

E:Eugene.Jules@dot.state.fl.us

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE TRANSPORT OTHER TRANSPORT PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRAVEL VACATION TRANSPORTATION OTHER TRAVEL MOBILE/WIRELESS AUTOMOTIVE OTHER AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE

SOURCE: The Florida Department of Transportation

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