KIRKLAND, Washington, July 21 --
- Now live in 6 countries. Rest of Europe live by early 2010.
INRIX(R), the leading provider of traffic and navigation services, today
announced the availability of INRIX Real-Time Traffic Flow for over 50,000
kilometers across 6 European countries and the roll-out of pan-European traffic
flow by early 2010. INRIX traffic services are designed for integration with
advanced navigation and traffic services on mobile and vehicle-based navigation
systems and are deployed by customers including the Ford Motor Company, TomTom,
Telmap, Microsoft, TeleNav, and over 80 other leading companies. INRIX also
published the results of traffic data quality testing completed this summer
across roadway networks in major European cities in a special report,
Benchmarking Traffic Data Quality: Best Practices for Analyzing the Quality of
Traffic flow coverage from INRIX is now available in Belgium, France, Germany,
Netherlands, Luxemburg and the UK. Expanded coverage for additional countries
and roads across Western Europe will continue to launch throughout 2009.
High quality pan-European traffic information simply does not exist today, said
Bryan Mistele, INRIX president and CEO. We are working hard to change that, as
we did in the U.S., by leveraging key strategic partnerships, using our proven
sophisticated technologies and applying our unique and scalable crowd-sourcing
model to the aggregation of traffic information.
The launch of INRIX Real-Time Flow in Europe follows extensive ground truth
testing in June 2009, with drivers across major European cities in key markets.
Achieving comparable high quality results to coverage currently provided in
North America, INRIX’s extensive traffic data quality processes in Europe
are focused on managing its extensive portfolio of GPS-enabled data providers
and monitoring, testing, and executing efforts to continuously improve the
overall quality of its services.
INRIX’s Benchmarking Traffic Data Quality guide is now available for
Europe and includes its European testing results. Designed for automobile OEMs,
transportation agencies, wireless carriers and developers of location-based
services, the guide showcases best practices, metrics and INRIX thought
leadership on the important topic of traffic data quality.
INRIX delivers the broadest and most accurate real-time traffic information
through its distinctive crowd-sourced traffic information network and data
fusion technologies. INRIX intelligently blends billions of real-time data
points from over one million GPS-enabled commercial and consumer devices and
traditional road sensor information.
To meet the needs of our international customers, INRIX is building
best-of-breed traffic services with superior but homogenous data quality across
Europe and a standardized commercial platform and interface for delivery of
services, said Hans-Hendrik Puvogel, general manager of INRIX Europe. Leveraging
our profound technical expertise and intensely collaborative approach with
partners and customers, we will exploit the full potential of connected services
in Europe with real-time traffic flow and related solutions.
In addition to its real-time traffic services in Europe, INRIX recently
announced the availability of INRIX Historical Traffic Speeds for Europe
encompassing accurate speed information for over 420,000 kilometers across
roadway networks in 6 European countries.
INRIX(R) is the leading provider of accurate traffic and navigation services,
with over 80 customers and industry partners including the Ford Motor Company,
TomTom, MapQuest, Microsoft, TeleNav, I-95 Corridor Coalition, Tele Atlas,
deCarta, ITIS Holdings, TCS, Telmap, ANWB and ARC Europe. INRIX’s
strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends
the delivery of 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 one million GPS-enabled vehicles and cellular probes. INRIX delivers
real-time and historical traffic information today for 8 countries across North
America and Europe. To experience the traffic technology revolution behind the
next generation of navigation and location-based service applications, visit
www.INRIX.com or follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/INRIX
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Kristin Fontanilla, +1-206-770-7093, Kristin.Fontanilla@porternovelli.com, for
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