KIRKLAND, Washington, and BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 23 /PRNewswire/ --
- Leading network of automobile clubs in Europe and leading traffic information provider in North America collaborate to create unique access to comprehensive traffic information in world's two largest regions -- Europe and North America.
INRIX(R), the leading provider of traffic information in North America and ARC Transistance, the leading network of European automobile clubs and mobility organizations across 43 European countries and territories, today announced a strategic partnership to develop and deliver the most comprehensive traffic information available across Europe.
The companies will leverage INRIX's unique approach to traffic data aggregation, GPS-probe data expertise, and sophisticated technology platforms with ARC Transistance's leadership in the provision of mobility related content and services to the motoring industry, operating through affiliate organizations in 43 countries and territories in Europe and serving over 48 million motorists, as well as business-to-business clients.
INRIX will now be able to distribute, to its global customers, ARC's aggregated traffic information providing a single, standard format covering more than 80% of the road network for 16 European countries. INRIX is also working directly with key ARC service providers to aggregate additional traffic speed information to enhance and expand the traffic information for each country. The best sources of traffic data are used considering the specifics of each territory, including road loop sensors, GPS-enabled vehicle data, police reports and clubs' jam busters amongst others.
In turn, ARC Transistance will now be able to offer to its global clients, INRIX's traffic information covering 106 metropolitan markets in the U.S. This reciprocal collaboration creates unique access to traffic information to consumers and businesses in the two largest regions in the world in terms of automobiles in use.
"The quality and coverage of traffic information in Europe varies significantly city by city and country by country," commented Kush Parikh, vice president of INRIX. "By leveraging the reach and regional expertise of ARC Transistance and its service providers, INRIX intelligently combines GPS-enabled vehicle data with traditional sensors to provide a new level of valuable traffic information."
"INRIX has become the leading provider of traffic information in North America in just a few short years and we expect our partnership will enhance this accomplishment," said Charles Capelleman, product development director, ARC Transistance. "We are excited to leverage our partnership together in offering best-in-class traffic-enabled solutions to our club members as well as our B2B partners in both Europe and North America."
INRIX and ARC's traffic services target automobile OEMs, GPS navigation device manufacturers, wireless operators, web portals and navigation application providers interested in integrating international road traffic data with their consumer and enterprise services.
INRIX(R) is the leading provider of accurate real-time, historical and predictive traffic information in North America and now in Europe, via cooperation with ARC Transistance, the leading network of European automobile clubs. Over 50 customers and industry partners depend on INRIX Traffic including ANWB, Clear Channel Radio's Total Traffic Network, TomTom, deCarta, I-95 Corridor Coalition, ITIS Holdings, MapQuest, Microsoft, Mio, Navigon, TCS, Tele Atlas, TeleNav, Telmap, and TNO. INRIX delivers the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation, mapping, telematics and other location-based service applications in the car, online and on mobile devices.
INRIX Traffic Services leverage sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, originally developed by Microsoft Research, to aggregate and enhance traffic-related information from hundreds of public and private sources, including traditional road sensors and the company's unique network of over 800,000 GPS-enabled vehicles and cellular probes. INRIX delivers traffic information today for over 100 markets in North America and, via ARC Transistance, for 16 European countries. To experience the traffic technology revolution behind the next generation of navigation and location-based service applications, visit http://www.inrix.com.
About ARC Transistance
ARC Transistance is the leading network of motoring clubs and organizations in Europe. ARC Transistance was founded in 1991 by ADAC (Germany), ANWB (The Netherlands), The AA (UK), ACI (Italy), OAMTC (Austria), RACE (Spain), Touring Belgium and Touring Club Switzerland. ARC Transistance offers assistance and mobility related content and services for over 43 European countries and territories, and worldwide. For over 100 years, the ARC Transistance motoring organizations have been helping their members and customers with emergency and roadside assistance as well as touring and travel services. Today they represent more than 48 million members and customers, traveling the roads across Europe.
ARC Transistance Traffic Information services aggregate the real-time road and traffic conditions of 16 countries in Europe and growing. The leading navigation industry players use ARC Transistance Traffic Information services to enhance the routing guidance and navigation experience of their customers. Additionally ARC Transistance provides a wealth of telematics and location-based services from e-Call and b-Call to Stolen Vehicle Tracking and Pay Per Use Insurance Programs.
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