FAQs


What is SiriusXM Traffic?

With SiriusXM Traffic you’ll be able to see colour-coded speed and traffic flow information as well as accident locations, road construction and other incidents. Helpful information about road closures and predicted delays is also available.


Which areas are covered by SiriusXM Traffic reporting?

Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Edmonton, Quebec City, and in over 130 markets in the United States. Check out our Traffic Market Coverage page for details.


What does it cost to subscribe to SiriusXM Traffic?

SiriusXM Traffic costs $4.99/month, though there are multiple options. Please visit our Availability and Pricing page for more details.


Which navigation systems are capable of using SiriusXM Traffic data?

There are many navigation systems in both new and used vehicles that will work with SiriusXM Traffic; click here to see a list.


Will my navigation system be able to access all traffic information as SiriusXM Traffic grows?

That depends on your navigation system. Displaying SiriusXM Traffic data requires a map database from NAVTEQ or TeleAtlas. If your map database is outdated, you may not be able to see all of the available SiriusXM Traffic data. Keep in mind traffic data is available only for major markets. Contact your dealer or navigation system provider for more information.


Do weather conditions affect your SiriusXM Traffic service?

No. Weather conditions won’t impact your SiriusXM Traffic service. It will work rain or shine and everything in between.


Why is traffic flow information from SiriusXM Traffic available only on some roads?

Traffic flow information is fed to us from many sources, including roadway sensors and GPS-equipped trucks. The availability of these feeds varies from city to city and can sometimes be limited. We’re constantly working to incorporate alternative technologies that will improve the availability, speed and flow of roadway data.


What is the delay in reporting traffic information for SiriusXM Traffic?

There can be several minutes of delay in reporting traffic information. This is often due to the availability and verification of details, such as the location and severity of an accident. Traffic icons may also remain on the navigation display for a period after the accident has cleared.


Why does SiriusXM Traffic data experience occasional delays?

SiriusXM Traffic collects data from departments of transportation, police and emergency services, traffic sensors and cameras, airborne reports and other sources. Accurate incident information is dependent on locating, verifying and reporting the incident as soon as it occurs, and then transmitting it to your navigation system’s display.

Proper maintenance of traffic sensors is essential in creating accurate traffic information. Many of the sensors have inherent reporting delays up to 20 minutes. We transmit updated incident and traffic flow info as soon as we receive it. Then it typically takes less than two minutes for traffic data to appear on your navigation system screen.


Does SiriusXM offer other data services in addition to SiriusXM Traffic?

In addition to traffic, marine and aviation weather services are available as part of our XM WX Weather data plan for pilots, boaters and anyone else with a need for graphical weather updates on the go. Learn more about XM WX Weather.