Nokia Drive 3.0 for Lumia Adds 'My Commute, Automatic Day/Night Mode, Pin to start' - Expanded Traffic Coverage to Built-in Maps Rolls Out

Nokia Drive 3.0, highly rated turn-by-turn Drive app update for the Nokia Lumia include a nifty new My Commute feature, which "learns your driving preferences and uses information about the latest traffic conditions to help you choose" between different routes, and a new day/night mode that automatically adjusts your phone display for better visibility. Here […]

Nokia Drive 3.0, highly rated turn-by-turn Drive app update for the Nokia Lumia include a nifty new My Commute feature, which "learns your driving preferences and uses information about the latest traffic conditions to help you choose" between different routes, and a new day/night mode that automatically adjusts your phone display for better visibility.

Here are features details:

Nokia Drive with My Commute learns driving preferences and uses information about the latest traffic conditions to help you choose between the different routes you usually take to get to the places you travel most. It even "remembers when you usually leave, providing traffic updates along your route so you'll know in advance whether there are delays or if you have time to stop by that new café on your way home," Nokia wrote.

Nokia says, this feature will be selectively rolled out based on the available traffic data. "We are then going to collect experiences that we can learn from and that will help us improving the service. The first country where My Commute is going to be available is the United States," Nokia adds.

Nokia Drive 3.0 My Commute

Automatic day/night mode for optimum visibility
Now, you need not to adjust your settings to day or night mode depending on the light conditions -- as the Drive 3.0 app will "automatically adjust your Nokia Lumia display for better viewing during day or night driving conditions, reducing potential distractions," informs Nokia.

Pin to start: find your way with a tap
You can now pin to start your favourite destinations for one-tap access to directions there. Nokia gave examples of how to best use the Windows Phone tiles: one tap on the start screen and you are all set to drive to your destination. It doesn't get easier than that - no continuous search and browsing through different options and menus.

Nokia Drive 3.0 Adds Automatic Day-Night Mode

Nokia Drive 3.0 Pint to Start

Microsoft also announced rolling out of improved and expanded traffic coverage to the built-in Maps app. As program manager Scott Borton explained in his post, stage one was enabling traffic info for more highways and secondary streets.

Stage two of the upgrade just completed-- making traffic info available for selected cities including: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

If you live in one of the above places, pop open Maps and give it a try.

"It's important to note that while the traffic menu option is now available in more places, traffic data might not be (especially if you're driving through the countryside). So if your roads don't change color when you tap Show Traffic, it means road info doesn't exist for that area," Microsoft stated.