Just before Christmas Tennessee launched its new TDOT 'SmartWay' Mobile App to help drivers navigate Tennessee highways, providing up-to-the-minute customized traffic information.

The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. TDOT Commissioner John Schroer says, “The features we’re providing can help travelers avoid congestion and have a safer drive to their destinations.”

The home screen for the TDOT SmartWay App is a map, which will locate your current position. Users will see icons on the left hand side of the map for traffic speeds, incidents, cameras, road construction, road conditions, and dynamic message signs. Map views can be customized by simply clicking on those icons.

The bottom of the screen shows the TDOT SmartWay App’s other features:

• Near Me – Allows users to see traffic incidents, construction, and road conditions near their current location.

• Notifications – Allows users to set up customized alerts about traffic incidents, construction, and road conditions. Alerts can be set up either by start and end point, or by choosing the county and route. Users can select the time frame to receive notifications, and create multiple notifications.

• Favorites – From the map screen, users can select a camera, and click “Add to Favorites.” Once selected favorites have been added, users will have the ability to scroll through to see real-time images of their route.

Of course, TDOT asks motorists to use the TDOT SmartWay App responsibly. Drivers should “know before you go!” by checking traffic conditions before leaving for their destination. Motorists should never text, tweet, or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.

Here's the link for more information: Tennessee's SmartWay App