Never Be Late Again. INRIX Traffic v4 for iOS is now available!

by admin22. May 2012 00:00

 

For several months, we’ve been working hard to bring you our most exciting version yet…version 4 for iPhone/iPad/ iPod!  

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of INRIX Traffic v4 for iOS.  With nearly 100 Million traffic reports in the palm of your hand, v4 is packed with innovative new features that will help you determine your best route and the best time to leave to avoid traffic.  We’ve also introduced personalized INRIX Arrival Times that tell you how long your trip will take based on real-time traffic conditions.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the new features in version 4.

The first new feature is our “Places” page.  This page allows you, in a single glance to answer four important questions given real time traffic.  i) What’s my fastest route to home/work?  ii) what’s my exact arrival time iii) what’s the exact arrival time of the second fastest route? and iv) what’s the best time for me to leave?

Compare current traffic conditions and travel times with forecasted conditions to determine the best time to leave.

In version 4, you’ll also find that you can also share your INRIX Arrival Time with loved ones or colleagues via text message or email with just two taps.

Easily send your INRIX Arrival Times to any contact with just two taps.

Now let’s take a look at the new, enhanced map that will show you traffic on your routes.  You will notice a few new things on this screen including new icons and an optimized layout.  While the traffic colors tell you about the traffic flow, the incident icons tell you more about the specific traffic impacting events, whether it is an accident, road work, police activity or major event, which is causing the delay.  Simply tap on an icon for more information.  You will also soon notice that every 180 seconds, we will automatically maximize the your personal route to your full phone screen, so now you can drive safer without having to continuously zoom in and out.

View your route on a map and tap on an incident icon for details.

Check it out in the App Store, and remember to rate it again.   With the release of each update our reviews start from scratch, so your rating is very important.

All of you with Android and Windows Phone 7 devices, hang in there.  In the next few months we plan to roll-out all the great features in v4 for iOS for you too.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

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We’ve got a New Look and Video! Check out inrixtraffic.com

by admin17. May 2012 00:00

We are very excited to introduce our new website!  Our goal was to make it easier to navigate, find answers to your questions, and get important information about INRIX Traffic.  We’ve also included our latest video, shown above.   Please take a moment to check it out! We hope you like it.

The website refresh and video are just a few of the exciting things we’ll be rolling out in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. If you have questions or comments, please let us know.

 

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INRIX Traffic Now Available for Windows 8!

by admin16. April 2012 00:00

INRIX Traffic for Windows 8 is now live in the Windows Store!

This app release is an important first step of many to bring our community members onto all important platforms including desktops, tablets, and smartphones.  Now avoiding the traffic has never been easier.   By working closely with the Windows 8 Team, we were able to develop and publish this native app with the guidance of Microsoft’s design team.

INRIX Traffic now Available for Windows 8

With drivers wasting 34 gallons of gas last year idle in traffic and fuel expected to soar to $5 per gallon by summer, INRIX Traffic saves drivers time, gas and money helping them avoid traffic.

Available for download now on the Windows Store, key INRIX Traffic app benefits include:

  • Precision Traffic. INRIX covers more roads with greater accuracy than any other app providing consumers with insight for more than 1 million miles of highways, interstates, city streets and heavily trafficked local roads – 2x the coverage of any other app.  Accurate within 2 mph of actual traffic speeds, INRIX‘s traffic intelligence is fueled by more sources than any other app including a crowd-sourced network of more than 70 million drivers – the largest in the world.
  • Reliable Traffic Forecasts.  INRIX Traffic Forecasts help drivers plan ahead illustrating how traffic conditions are expected to change up to 8 hours ahead of their next trip.  INRIX uniquely analyzes the impacts of local events such as concerts, sporting events, weather and even school schedules to help drivers reliably avoid traffic.
  • Anytime, Anywhere access on a Tablet, PC or Windows Phone.  Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available for download at http://preview.windows.comto existing Windows 8 compatible PCs, tablets and laptops extending the benefits of INRIX Traffic to all Windows-powered mobile devices.

INRIX Traffic on Windows 8

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Safe and in SYNC while on the drive

by admin7. March 2012 00:00

Call me obsessive, but, I love the fact that my smartphone keeps me connected all the time.  However, driving with my kid in the back while staying connected is hard and unsafe!  This is why INRIX and Ford have partnered to build the safest in-car experience.  With Ford SYNC Destinations, a mobile app available on iOS, Android and BlackBerry, you can use simple voice commands to access the latest traffic conditions while keeping your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

The latest version of Ford SYNC Destinations takes the driver experience to the next level by adding seamless in-vehicle integration to the existing trip-planning functionality.  Once in the vehicle and paired with your vehicle (this means BlueTooth paired on your Android/BlackBerry device or connected via USB on your iOS device), you can press the voice button and say ‘Mobile Apps’, then ‘SYNC Destinations’ to start the app on your vehicle.

Allow me to show case a few of the new capabilities built into this app:

  • Fastest route to get to Work

Once the app is focused on your vehicle, the command ‘Traffic to Work’ (assuming Work is one of your saved points) gives you with a voice summary of the current fastest traffic-aware route to that location along with the travel time, distance and traffic conditions on the route. You can also choose any alternate routes that may be available at the time. For my daily commute to work/home, this is perfect since I can ask SYNC for the best route at every decision point on my drive!

  • Search and navigate to that Tibetan restaurant

Every so often I get suggestions on good places to eat but I can never seem to remember the names of these restaurants. With Ford SYNC Destinations, I can search for restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses, check for the general vicinity on the map and ‘Send to SYNC’ with a simple click of a button. Ford SYNC Destinations prompts me that a new ‘web point’ is available the next time I am in my car and I can then get turn-by-turn guidance to the location.  No more sticky notes to record addresses or any other printed summaries, all thanks to SYNC!

      

  • Report the traffic accident to fellow community members

Powered by INRIX’s largest driver community, traffic impacting incidents are available at your fingertips via SYNC with the voice command ‘Incidents around me’. Now, you can contribute and be part of this community as well with the click of a button on the app or even better, a simple ‘Report accident’ or ‘Report Police Situation’ as the case may be.

  • Remote Start

By far the most exciting part of this new version is the ‘remote start’ of the app. On your favorite Android or BlackBerry device there is no reason to manually launch the app any longer, SYNC can do that for you! Once in the vehicle and BlueTooth paired, you can summon SYNC to start the Ford SYNC Destinations app and off you go. Talk about seamless access while driving!

Currently available exclusively on select 2012 and 2013 Ford models, this technology will soon be offered on all Ford and Lincoln vehicles. For detailed info, check out www.syncmyride.com.

Ford SYNC and INRIX are constantly re-inventing the safest driver services in the world and I am proud to be part of the team that is pushing the boundaries on achievements in this space.

Thank you Ford and INRIX!   Happy SYNC’ing.

Ram

 

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Ram Tulasi

Program Manager, Mobile Applications

INRIX, Inc.

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