The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released an upgrade
to its traveler information system mobile app. The FL511 Mobile App –
Connect. Know. Go. is now available for download to smartphones at
the Apple App Store and Google Play. Current users will receive an
automatic update on their phones.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
FL511 Mobile App to Connect.Know.Go. (Graphic: Business Wire)
The mobile app is a component of the Florida 511 (FL511) Advanced
Traveler Information System (ATIS), which provides real-time traffic and
travel conditions on Florida roads. The mobile app has been available
for both Apple and Android devices since 2012. It underwent a
significant upgrade in 2018 and early 2019 in response to today’s
rapidly changing technology.
Improvements include a completely redesigned user interface. The
following features were added: a voice interaction feature, the ability
to view events within a specific radius, the ability to view camera
snapshots for specific events, the ability to create and save
destinations, a truck parking availability feature and the ability to
display road closures and detour maps.
“This is a major enhancement to the FL511 mobile app,” said Eugene
Jules, FDOT. “It includes popular features, including drive mode and
The FL511 system is the state’s official source for traffic and travel
information. FL511 provides information on congestion events, crashes,
construction and maintenance activities; and travel times on all
interstates and toll facilities and several other major Florida routes,
so drivers can make better choices about their travel plans. This
information service is accessible by mobile app, website in English and
Spanish, Twitter messages, Facebook, Instagram, texts alerts and more.
FL511 provides camera views on major Florida roads, so users can see
road conditions throughout the state. The goal is to provide information
about current conditions to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently.
To accomplish its goal, FL511 offers the latest information on
transportation services and conditions throughout Florida, 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
Before heading out, drivers should check the FL511 app or interactive
road map on FL511.com for important traffic information and incident
alerts. Once on the road, have a passenger check to avoid using a phone
while behind the wheel. Passengers can also view roadway camera
snapshots showing current driving conditions on their route. Use the
Drive Mode now with voice interaction feature and speak a request to
your destination. The FL511 mobile app features an interactive map
showing traffic congestion, incidents and camera snapshots on roads
around the user’s location.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For more information, visit the website at www.FL511.com
or download the mobile app on Apple App Store and Google Play. Travelers
can also follow FL511 on 13 Twitter handles, on Facebook @FL511, and
Travel smart with the FL511 Mobile App to Connect, Know and Go!