We have several methods with which we will be able to warn before leaving with the car and thus avoid traffic jams and other events that could delay us. It is something that we achieve thanks to the projects that different software developers They offer us, in most cases completely free of charge. In fact, and thanks to the relationships we have today and the Technology existing ones, we can check the traffic in real time.
What we mean by this is that we can know the status of almost any road on the map at that exact moment. In many cases, this important information can be obtained both graphically and through images. And it is that we can find some of the platforms that we told you about that offer us cameras in real time to be able to see the traffic volume at this moment. Next, we will talk about some ways to achieve this that we have mentioned and thus be informed of traffic at all times.
We will start with what can be considered the best known service when it comes to route planning and, of course, traffic control. It is an application from the search giant that we can use both from the mobile device as of our desktop computer. All we have to do is find the location we want to consult and at the bottom we find the selector that allows us to activate traffic monitoring.
We can therefore see, through a series of colors, the state of the traffic at that precise moment in a fairly visual way, all in real time.
Maps on Windows
Maybe some of you don’t know that the microsoft operating system, Windows, provides us with an interesting mapping application by default. Just type its name, Maps, in the search field to access it. When we move to the desired location for the query, a series of camera-shaped icons appear that we can click on.
At this time a small window with traffic image at that time so that we can get an idea of whether there are traffic jams or not. Although the image is in real time, it takes some time to update, but it will be very useful.
The DGT helps us
How could it be otherwise, the very DGT o The Direction Générale de la Circulation also lends us a hand in these tasks. Indeed, from its official website, it offers us different sources or methods to know the traffic in real time. One of them is cameras spread all over the country so we can check them and see the traffic at that time. We only have to place ourselves in the section traffic condition that we see at the top of the web.
Another website to see live traffic
As an alternative, we can also check out this other web page that is specifically focused on traffic cameras as such. Here we will only have to select the Province in which we want to make the request, the highway in question, and whether it is upstream or downstream. So we can take a look at these cameras and see the captured image in real time.