China Mobile has launched a new 12585 voice service hotline, which can provide real-time traffic updates and mapping for 15 cities in China.
The new hotline is established and operated by China Mobile's location-based service system, and it is a special service using the LBS information. It integrates a series of traffic related information, including bus routes, driving guides, train and airline timetable inquiries, and real-time traffic.
According to a representative from China Mobile's LBS base in Liaoning, when users do not know where they are or how to get to their destinations, they only need to dial 12585 and provide their destinations and the vehicle they use. The system will automatically find out their current locations. So far, the hotline can provide bus routes in 310 cities across the country.
In addition, the real-time traffic situation inquiry service will first be available in 15 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Suzhou, Qingdao, Ningbo, Nanjing, Fuzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Changsha, Dalian, and Wuhan.
China Mobile's 12585 service hotline can also provide surrounding information search service. Users can use the hotline to find the nearby hotels, hospitals, gas stations, and banks.