Qz

Receive live traffic news via Traffic Message Channel (TMC)
New in version 2.1.0
New location tables (ES)
Updates to location tables (BE, DE, FR, IT, NO, SE, SK)
Correct per-country road categories (DK, FI, FR, NO, SI)
Display start and stop time for messages that specify them
Prevent messages from expiring if their start/stop time is in the future
Prevent messages from expiring for at least twice the duration of a full band scan
Allow message updates between TMC services with an ON mapping
TraFF: indicate if the message location refers to ramps
TraFF: supply quantifiers in
Receive live traffic news via Traffic Message Channel (TMC)

Qz (pronounced “queues”) connects to an RDS/TMC receiver to receive live traffic messages. TMC is transmitted in the RDS data stream of various radio channels and provides live traffic information, helping you avoid congestions.

For a list of countries in which this app can be used, see https://gitlab.com/mvglasow/qz/wikis/countries.

In order to use this app, you will need a supported RDS/TMC receiver. The following devices are currently supported:

* GNS FM9-BT (requires Bluetooth)
* Silicon Labs Si4701/4703-based USB tuners (requires USB OTG support)

If you are unable to pick up any traffic messages, despite having a supported device and being in an area which should be supported, check your antenna. Reception with pigtail antennas (a long piece of wire coming out of the receiver) is generally poor and insufficient for TMC. It is recommended to rely on your vehicle antenna, a building antenna or a somewhat decent room antenna.

Qz will only work with unencrypted TMC services (as encrypted services require paying a per-device royalty). Also, some countries have chosen to require paying a royalty for access to their location tables (which Qz needs to decode TMC locations) and are therefore not supported.

Photo by Joanna Pędzich-Opioła | CC_BY 2.0

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 2.1.0 (20100) - Added on 2019-01-13

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access approximate location (network-based) only in the foreground
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks, but only when the app is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

    Download APK 20 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 2.0.0 (20000) - Added on 2018-10-08

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • access approximate location (network-based) only in the foreground
      This app can get your location based on network sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi networks, but only when the app is in the foreground. These location services must be turned on and available on your phone for the app to be able to use them.
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

    Download APK 17 MiB PGP Signature

  • Version 1.2 (10200) - Added on 2018-05-06

    This version requires Android ? or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • pair with Bluetooth devices
      Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

    Download APK 17 MiB PGP Signature