It’s a rainy Thursday evening in Huntsville, and you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. You can feel your blood pressure rising as you lean out the driver’s side window to see just how far the line of tail lights ahead of you go on for. Was there an accident? How long is the backup? Is there any way to get around it? Just then, you remember the new app you downloaded earlier in the week. Within seconds, you’re able to see that the source of the traffic jam, a moderate crash, has resulted in the closure of one lane. Law enforcement is already on the scene and working quickly to clear away the debris, but by now, you’ve used the app’s map to identify an alternate, traffic-free route home. A few turns later, you’re back up to speed and on your way.