MapQuest Mobile offers live traffic updates

AOL updates service to help users in 90 U.S. metropolitan areas seek directions and traffic info.

America Online has updated its MapQuest mobile service, offering live traffic updates for 90 U.S. metropolitan areas, which can be viewed on mobile phones.

MapQuest on Monday also introduced a "Find Me" service, designed for phones that use global positioning system, to help users pinpoint their locations on their phones and seek directions or help from others. AOL said the services are available to consumers through wireless carriers. The MapQuest Mobile service, announced in January, lets subscribers access maps and directions from their cell phones.