Build A Dedicated Traffic Monitor With A Raspberry Pi

Build A Dedicated Traffic Monitor With A Raspberry Pi

It’s easy enough to pop open your phone and check the traffic conditions around you, but if you’d prefer a geekier approach, Weird-Lab uses a Raspberry Pi to display real-time traffic data on a screen.

The build here uses a Raspberry Pi with a touch screen that loads up real time traffic data from any site you want. In this case, it also connects to a Samsung phone for an internet connection so it can work inside a car. The end result is a simple, easy-to-glance-at report of local traffic conditions. Head over to Weird-Lab for the full guide.

Real-Time Traffic State with Raspberry Pi in Your Car [Weird-Lab]


  • Lovely description of how to set up a screen, and link (via WiFi) to a Samsung mobile phone.
    But – where does the actual data come from? “Download your favorite traffic map”

    With the picture of PARIS I’m guessing there are European web sites, with a live update of traffic status. Never seen (or heard of) one for Australia.

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