Getting to your destination safely is important, so we want you to keep your eyes on the road and not on your mobile phone. That’s why the Road Reporter app comes equipped with Drive Mode. Once turned on, Drive Mode removes the distraction of the map view, and instead talks to you as you drive to keep you informed about what’s happening on your route.
To use Drive Mode, first select your destination. Tap on ‘Search destination’ and choose from either a recent address or saved route.
Once you’ve selected a destination, the app will provide you with up to three routes to choose from, which you can swipe through to find the best option (route options aren’t provided with a saved route).
The example to the right shows that the Route 2 option has a travel time of 23 minutes (with traffic)
Once you’ve selected the route you want to follow, tap on ‘Start’ when you’re ready to begin your trip. Within about 10 seconds of starting to drive over 15 km/h, the app will automatically switch into Drive Mode and provide you with hands-free voice updates. When you’re in Drive Mode your screen will look like this:
As you drive, Road Reporter will provide you with information such as your estimated time of arrival and estimated travel time.
Tip: Once in Drive Mode you can view the map again by tapping on the ‘Map View’ tab on the left side of your screen. You can also switch into Drive Mode sooner by tapping on the ‘Drive Mode’ tab (on the right side of your screen) when you are in Map View. Since we’re already in Drive Mode, Map View is the only option.
If you see a traffic delay while you’re driving, you can report it with one touch, or by recording what you see. And by you, we mean a passenger travelling with you.
If you see something you want to report, ask a passenger to tap on the related icon to report the issue so you don’t have to take your eyes off the road.
Watch the Steering Wheel
To learn more about using the Road Reporter app, read: