Slow-Loading Traffic Data - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Slow-Loading Traffic Data

December 06, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Our 2013 Cadillac ATS's traffic data takes too long to load. Sometimes the delay between starting the car and the appearance of traffic data on the car's navigation screen is more than five minutes.

In many instances — those where I'd use the data to make an immediate route decision — this problem renders the data useless. By the time it appears, I've already committed to my route.

Of course, my smart phone offers the same information in a matter of seconds, so there's hardly an excuse.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    You're in Southern California. Your instant traffic update is that unless it is between 9 PM and 4 AM, all the freeways are jammed to a stop.

  • nsbio1 nsbio1 Posts:

    Actually, it could be free sailing if there is an incident upstream.

  • dymew dymew Posts:

    Is the real time traffic any faster in the CLA? If so then this is an area for improvement. Otherwise, you're comparing apples and oranges. Your smartphone is replaced every 2 years and you are paying a large amount of money every month to get the data needed for your traffic. Your car doesn't have the luxury of that connection, nor would you really be willing to pay for it if given the chance.

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