2015 Kia Sedona: Slow Traffic Updates
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on September 24, 2015
The whole point of real-time traffic updates is the ability to make real-time decisions. That's why systems like the one in our 2015 Kia Sedona so often frustrate me.
As you can see, the traffic map shows nothing but green on my route. Yet there I sit in traffic at a standstill.
Had I known there was an accident blocking multiple lanes, I could have taken another route. That's one of the few upsides to the Los Angeles freeway system — there's almost always another way to go.
I've encountered this problem in numerous vehicles over the years. Apparently traffic reporting technology hasn't kept up with traffic display technology. Some systems seem to be more accurate than others, but obviously the setup in our Sedona needs some work.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor