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Nokia is to add traffic monitoring to its phone-based satnav service.

Nokia Maps 2.0 will soon be able to tap into the Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) service provided by European in-vehicle information specialist ARC Transistance. RTTI currently sends out traffic information specific to 16 European countries.

Nokia said that Maps will using the data to automatically re-route drivers or to provide them with alternative pre-planned routes to their destination. However, RTTI will be offered as a premium service, so you'll have to cough up if you want to use it. Nokia also charges for turn-by-turn guidance, though Maps will plot routes in advance, for free.

A pre-release version of Nokia Maps 2.0 is available to download now, but the handset giant didn't say when the additional download required to enable RTTI will be available, or what the costs involved will be.

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