Kirkland, Wash. and Paris, France, – December 7, 2010 – INRIX®, the leading provider of quality traffic information and Coyote System Sarl, provider of innovative road safety products and services for motorists across Europe, announced INRIX will power real-time traffic information in all Coyote Systems products starting with today’s launch of the company’s new Mini Coyote V2 real-time GPS speed camera alert system in the U.K.
“Our customers rely on our products to help them drive more safely,” said Co-Founder Fabien Pierlot. “By integrating INRIX’s real-time traffic information with Coyote products, we’re now able to reliably warn motorists not only where to slow down but where to avoid slowdowns due to traffic congestion.”
Fueled by the world’s largest traffic network and most advanced analytics engine, motorists can rely on INRIX traffic information to help them avoid congestion, reduce journey times and save fuel. INRIX intelligently blends billions of real-time data points from 3 million GPS-enabled vehicles, smartphones and connected PNDs with traditional road sensor data, historical traffic data and other traffic-impacting events like crashes, road works, major sporting events and school schedules to deliver quality real-time traffic information for more than 1 million kilometers of motorways across Europe.
“Traffic congestion has a significant road safety impact, and it costs every European an average of 600€ each year in fuel and wasted time,” said Hans Puvogel, general manager of INRIX Europe. “Coyote’s road safety alert system coupled with INRIX’s real-time traffic information alerts motorists of potential road hazards helping them avoid possible frustration and lost time.”
Uniquely, the Coyote mini V2 displays the vehicle’s average speed when driving through SPECS-monitored average speed camera zones, such as those typically found in motorway road works, and it also alerts to school and high-risk zones, plus Congestion Charge entry locations. Mini Coyote V2 works in 28 European countries.
Coyote’s community of users consists of more than 650,000 users. As Europe’s first real-time GPS speed camera alert systems, they inform drivers of the location of all types of speed cameras including red light cameras and SPECS as well as mobile cameras and other traffic incidents such as crashes in real-time. Coyote is based on a participative system which relies on the contribution of individual users for the benefit of all. INRIX creates traffic information out the Real Time GPS data from Coyote users in Real Time and provides it back to the community. Mini Coyote is always up to date as it maintains a GSM/GPRS communication link with the Coyote servers to exchange real-time traffic information, fixed and mobile speed camera locations as well as alert consumers to frequent danger zones.
The Mini Coyote is a legal product under the U.K. Road Safety Act 2006 as it merely detects the presence of fixed and mobile speed cameras and encourages motorists to slow down. Coyote is the only speed camera alert system to communicate in real time the presence of mobile speed cameras. It allows users, at the press of a button to inform fellow Coyote users passing in this area for the next 3 hours of the presence of a mobile speed camera.
About Coyote Systems
Created in June 2005, Coyote System developed Coyote: the leading geolocation information solution making it possible to communicate changes to speed limits, traffic information and the positioning of fixed and mobile speed cameras in real time and according to the motorist’s route. Available as branded units as well as on smartphone platforms, the Coyote solution has the objective of contributing to road safety and prevention by encouraging its users to respect the legislation in place
Equipped with GPS, GPRS and GSM technologies, the system is in constant communication with a central server which transmits the relevant information to the user. It also enables each motorist to notify all other members of the Coyote community, in real time, of the presence road incidents (fixed and mobile speed cameras, traffic congestion) simply by pressing a button.
Benefiting from European coverage, Coyote now has a community of over 650,000 users.
Supported by CRITT (Centre Régional de l’Innovation et de Transfert de technologies d’Ile de France) and winner of the Frost & Sullivan prize in 2008 (datacomms category), Coyote System is now also the leading supplier of real time traffic information in France.