The portfolio is generally related to traffic updates. First set of (~18) patents discloses techniques to predict road speed, determine departure time and communicate travellers based on source location, changing traffic conditions, destination location, time at which to arrive at destination and optimum route. Also disclosed techniques to determine fastest routes to users based on route segments, traffic speed in the segments, updates from other users travelling in those segments. Second set of (~14) patents discloses techniques to provide visual traffic reports by collecting information such as obstacles/incidents/congestion by portraying real world traffic routes using different colors and thoroughfare images/identifiers. Further, disclosed techniques for interacting with traffic information through touch inputs, gesture inputs etc. The technology may be implemented in map based mobile applications, map software, map based websites etc.