I was listening to the Tech News Today podcast and at the 25 minute mark of episode 14 they said something about RIM that almost made me fall over. Before I get into the story let me set the back drop.
Back in June 2009 RIM acquired a company called Dash Navigation. Dash had one great feature… The ability to update traffic patterns based on information aggregated from all Dash Navigation devices. As you were driving the Dash navigation unit would report back your traffic speed and GPS location allowing other Dash users to get real-time traffic information based on info from all other Dash users.