Skip advert
Advertisement

Best traffic app for your smartphone

Avoid traffic in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by using one of these iPhone/Android apps

Contour iPhone

For many motorists there is nothing worse than being stuck in traffic. Sometimes it seems impossible to know if there will be traffic along your preferred route or not - but by using one of these handy smartphone traffic apps you can try to avoid the worst of it.

Lots of portable and in-car sat-navs have traffic functionality these days as well - but if you're heading along a familiar route, or you don't have one of those devices, then grabbing one of these apps on your phone is a decent option.

How we tested them

To rate the traffic apps we referred to them before leaving for a journey through London by car, checking them on the way, rating their precision. Accuracy is paramount if these apps are actually going to be helpful, so we carefull checked each one against the real traffic we found on our trip.

Verdict

There's no beating INRIX for beating the jams. It took the honours ahead of the AA’s offering in second place. 

Advertisement - Article continues below

1. INRIX XD Traffic2. The AA

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Skoda Scala vs Citroen C4 2024 twin test: which is the best-value family hatchback?
Skoda Scala and Citroen C4 - front tracking
Car group tests

Skoda Scala vs Citroen C4 2024 twin test: which is the best-value family hatchback?

The revised Skoda Scala takes on Citroen’s C4 in the battle to be the best-value family hatchback
18 May 2024
Cheap EV charging comes to public chargepoints via new ‘Plunge Pricing’ app
Octopus Energy’s Electroverse
News

Cheap EV charging comes to public chargepoints via new ‘Plunge Pricing’ app

Octopus’ ‘Plunge Pricing’ events promise to save electric car drivers an average of £6.50 per charge
17 May 2024
Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric at an unbeatable £201 a month
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer front cornering
News

Car Deal of the Day: Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer Electric at an unbeatable £201 a month

Our Deal of the Day selection for 18 May will appeal to those who want an all-electric family car that’s not a SUV
18 May 2024