“People expect instant information, and NCDOT Mobile gives it to them,” NCDOT Communications Director Greer Beaty said. “Now you don’t need a computer to get road closure or traffic updates before you get behind the wheel.”
NCDOT Mobile is a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type http://m.ncdot.gov into the browser on your smartphone. Then, bookmark it and save it to your phone’s home screen for future reference. To use the real-time mapping function, be sure your phone's location based service (GPS) is turned on.
Since it is web-based, NCDOT Mobile is designed to be compatible on a variety of smartphones, including the iPhone, Android and some newer Blackberry phones. While it can be viewed on a PC, it may not be compatible with some web browsers and it will not be able to auto-dial phone numbers, or provide any location-based services, like some maps.
Key features include:
- Real-time traffic information that works with smartphone mapping and built-in GPS and wireless location services;
- Searchable DMV office locations that also work with your phone’s mapping capabilities;
- Searchable Rest Area locations;
- Ferry and Amtrak information;
- NCDOT Twitter messages; and
- NCDOT News.