Attention all Scenic riders!
Scenic 3.5 is just around the corner. And, while it’s been a bit of a journey to get to this point (thanks to a broken leg), everyone should be able to get the new update in the first week of February.
So you can get the most out of the new features, turn automatic updates on in the AppStore or update Scenic directly.
To get you even more excited, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the new features that you will soon be able to add to your adventure arsenal.
What new features can I expect from Scenic 3.5?
There are plenty of new features coming with the big update, so let’s get into it.
Safety Camera Alerts
This is a big one. Available in most countries*, the new safety camera alerts will let you know when speed cameras are approaching.
While we are sure every member of our community rides safely, having an extra pair of eyes in the sky will help you stay one step ahead – especially in places you’ve never ridden before.
By staying sharp, you can stay safe (and avoid those fines!)
* Unfortunately, safety cameras are not available in some countries. Most notably, Germany and Switzerland. HERE maps doesn’t include them for legal reasons. We’re already looking at other sources and we’re aiming to include them in the coming year.
Traffic Flow Layer
One of the new map layers (more on that in a second) is the Traffic Flow layer.
This will clearly show traffic congestion visible on the map, helping you weave through built-up areas easily.
Scenic also will show you road closures, meaning fewer surprises on the road and more adventure ahead.
With the new layers, you’ll be able to escape gridlock and find the open road faster!
More Map Layers & Points of Interest (POIs)
Every rider has their preference, and different adventures call for different settings. With more map layers, you’re in control.
Scenic 3.5 lets you customize your view of the road – whether it’s tracking traffic congestion, finding the nearest fuel station, motorcycle services for those extra adventurous rides, or showing you your next favourite bar or restaurant for those more casual rides.
Whatever you’re looking for, map layers let you ride your way.
Improved Google Map Import
We’ve also improved how we import routes directly from Google Maps URLs. Stop and stop names will be automatically added to your Scenic app.
This makes it even easier to plan group rides with friends on your desktop. Simply plan on Google Maps, import into Scenic, send the Scenic link to your buddies, and you’re ready to ride!
Dirt Roads are now clearly visible
For those who love to get really adventurous, Scenic 3.5 now shows dirt stretches of road clearly on the calculated route.
This means you can be even safer on the road, adjusting your riding style for different terrains.
The new feature is perfect for anyone who rides both on and off-road, to get off the beaten track.
New HERE Map Framework
Central to everything with the update is the new HERE Map Framework. Essentially, we’re updating the entire backbone of the app.
And, it’s not just a 2024 update… we’re future-proofing Scenic for years to come. Not only will every turn and every stretch of the road be more responsive and accurate, but it will also allow us to add more of your feature requests in the future.
Welcome to Scenic’s next chapter
Trust me when I say, this is just the beginning. There are plenty more features and BIG news coming your way in 2024.
I can’t wait for you all to experience all the new features in Scenic 3.5. Make sure to share your thoughts with an AppStore review or on our forum.