Federal Highway App: Download the free app now

Professional travelers and drivers spend a lot of time on the highway. Annoying when there is a traffic jam. A carefree journey looks different. Even the app can’t conjure up a group of cars, but it can indicate a timed turn. Autobahn GmbH will publish an application on July 20, 2021 for the use of German motorways. Can you do more than Google Maps & Co.?

Check the route, detours, live cams

The Highway app provides information on the current traffic situation, construction sites or road closures. Founded in January 2021 and responsible for the national management of the German motorway network, Autobahn GmbH has set its sights on a stress-free and faster journey. For this purpose, it provides a road inspection and information about traffic reports, closures, detours and construction sites in its application. Webcam provides access to more than 1000 live cameras on the highways. Drivers get a live picture of the traffic situation in congestion centers. You can also use the app to find the nearest rest area or gas station. In the section “Parking, refueling, rest” there is a detailed description of the equipment of the rest area or parking lot. Electric vehicle owners record the locations of electronic charging stations along the route. In addition to the location, the application reveals the provider and charging capacity as well as the number of available charging stations.

Download the Federal Highway App (Android) now

Download the federal autobahn app (iOS) now

Autobahn app for iOS and Android

Is it now a competition to Google Maps & Co.? The federally owned highway company promises a lot of added value, and the talk is “Data Exclusive”. The highway company will be the first to get the relevant information and, according to head of strategy Albrecht Klein, pass it through the app, before Google Maps, for example. However, you don’t want to be a competitor to Google Maps & Co. Autobahn GmbH: “The Autobahn app is not a navigation app and therefore does not compete with authorized navigation service providers.” The route, which means from the beginning and the end, is transferred to the navigation application that users use – in the starting version, these are Apple Maps and Google Maps. User-related location information should only be collected if the user wants their location to be actively determined while checking the route to view the map. The priority is “reliable information about motorways,” says Stefan Krenz, CEO of Autobahn GmbH. (With material from dpa.)

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