I'm just speculating, but it looks like they may have made some adjustments to the traffic display. After updating last night, I didn't have any traffic avatars showing on my display for about the first 10 minutes of driving to work. I don't think the lane markers were showing either but I can't remember for sure. After about 10 minutes, the lane markers and other cars started popping up on the display. I wonder if the system was recalibrating after the update due to some changes. There wasn't enough traffic this morning to gauge whether or not there was any improvement in the behavior of traffic avatars, but I'll keep an eye on it.