SOURCE: TrafficGauge

February 26, 2008 13:19 ET

TrafficGauge® Launches First Traffic Map Application for Facebook

An Easy and Free Traffic Application That Provides Commuters in Major U.S. Cities With Traffic Escape Routes

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - Help your friends, family or yourself navigate traffic easier through Facebook. TrafficGauge, the company that launched the first "mobile traffic map" in the U.S., announces it has created for consumers the first traffic map for Facebook. TrafficGauge has taken its consumer-tested traffic information and made it accessible for anyone with a Facebook profile.

TrafficGauge for Facebook brings real-time traffic congestion information directly to your Facebook Profile page. It is very easy to use and a great timesaving tool. Users are able to select from among traffic maps for 20 major US markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, and others.

Traffic congestion is displayed as red (stop-and-go traffic), yellow (slow traffic), or green (light traffic). To add TrafficGauge for Facebook to your Profile page, visit http://apps.facebook.com/trafficgauge or search for TrafficGauge in the application directory.

All of TrafficGauge's products, including this latest one for the Facebook, give back wasted time by helping drivers pinpoint slowdowns and pick quicker routes on congested freeways in many U.S. cities. A TrafficGauge map is amazingly simple yet provides very reliable traffic flow information displayed on a fixed grid map of an individual city's freeway system. The information is frequently updated and provides an accurate, real-time snapshot of current traffic conditions.

The Facebook application is the latest addition to TrafficGauge's expanding line of fee and free services designed to help drivers navigate the country's increasingly congested freeways and roadways. The company's product line-up includes the TrafficGauge hand-held device as well as free download services including TrafficGauge for iPhone™, TrafficGauge for Cell Phone, TrafficGauge for PC and the TrafficGauge Widget Suite.

About TrafficGauge

Founded in 2001, privately held TrafficGauge, Inc. has launched practical time-saving TrafficGauge Mobile Traffic Map Handhelds for Seattle, Los Angeles/Orange County, the San Francisco Bay Area, Singapore, and Chicago. Additionally, the company offers a free download of its service with TrafficGauge for PC, TrafficGauge for Cell Phone and other applications. All services show real-time traffic information for most major U.S. cities. For additional information about TrafficGauge, its products, and cities served visit www.trafficgauge.com.

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