INRIX now supplies 7x more coverage than any other traffic information provider
KIRKLAND, Wash. – December 19, 2007 – Just in time for the usually-frantic holiday travel surge, INRIX®, the leading provider of traffic information in the U.S., has added even more coverage across more cities to get everyone “over the river and through the woods”, or to the airport, or the mall with reliable, accurate real-time traffic information. INRIX leads the traffic information industry with real-time flow coverage in 117 markets in the U.S. and the U.K. and over 55,000 miles of roadways.
INRIX traffic is widely and easily available to consumers on hundreds of mobile devices and applications:
• Garmin, Tom Tom, Mio, Navigon and more – INRIX traffic is included in Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network traffic solution bundled with this season’s hottest selling portable navigation devices. Give or receive the most popular gift this holiday, and get where you’re going smarter and faster.
• MapQuest Navigator 5.0 – With live traffic powered by INRIX, holiday travelers can sign up for the new version of MapQuest’s voice-guided, GPS-enabled wireless application at http://www.mapquest.com/mobile. Those who sign up between now and December 31, 2007 can download the mobile application directly to their cellular phone for half of the standard monthly fee – for the life of the subscription. MapQuest Navigator 5.0 also features AOL CityGuide information, Gas Prices and more
• TeleNav GPS Navigator – For $9.99 a month, your mobile phone can be a fully-loaded GPS navigation system. INRIX powers traffic information in this easy-to-use application that offers real-time traffic conditions, turn-by-turn driving directions and one-click rerouting. Try TeleNav free for 30 days by visiting www.telenav.com.
• INRIX Traffic For Windows Mobile – Available for any Windows Mobile device, download this application for instant access to not only real-time and historical traffic information but dynamic predictive traffic up to 5 days in advance. UK coverage also available. Any Pocket PC or Smartphone user can visit http://mobile.inrix.com for a free 30 day trial.
INRIX is able to achieve broad market and road coverage through its unique “Smart Dust Network” approach of aggregating traffic-related information from more than 250 public and private sources, including traditional road sensors together with data from GPS-enabled vehicles and data from other sources. In addition, INRIX offers customers the most accurate traffic information available. The INRIX Traffic Fusion Engine is a sophisticated, proprietary technology that blends data and variables from hundreds of sources to provide the highest quality traffic information on the market.
Continuously adding real-time traffic information to metropolitan markets across the U.S. and the U.K, INRIX has just added real-time speed information for Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Albuquerque, New Mexico; McAllen, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and New Orleans, Louisiana. INRIX’s detailed market coverage maps are available on the company’s web site at: http://www.inrix.com/coverageflow.asp. INRIX market coverage is based upon standard Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA’s).
INRIX® is the leading provider of accurate real time, historical and predictive traffic information nationwide, providing over 40 industry partners and customers including Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network, deCarta, MapQuest, Microsoft, TCS, Tele Atlas, TeleNav, Telmap, Tom Tom and others with the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation, mapping, 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, going well beyond the limitations of static road sensor networks, historical-based models and cellular data aggregators, to offer customers the most sophisticated understanding of the unique system-wide traffic patterns in each metropolitan area. Additionally, INRIX offers real-time for 117 markets in the U.S. and the U.K. and incident data for 122 markets across the country. To experience the traffic technology revolution behind the next generation of navigation and location-based service applications, visit www.inrix.com.
K. Michele Largé
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