Lyon, France– June 7, 2011 –INRIX®, the leading international provider of traffic information and driving services, today launched INRIXTraffic.eu at the ITS Europe 2011 convention in Lyon. INRIXTraffic.eu is the first free Web service to provide European state, regional and municipal departments of transport with a complete view of real-time traffic flow on major motorways across Europe.
Departments of transport, police, and emergency responders can gain immediate access to a site designed to help them manage traffic operations, emergency response coordination and public safety with greater precision. Registration is available at http://www.inrix.com/inrixtrafficeu.asp.
“Across Europe, INRIXTraffic.eu empowers departments of transport and their partners with a network-wide view of Europe’s Motorways that’s key to efficient operations, particularly in times of crisis or during heavy travel periods,” said INRIX Vice President of Public Sector Rick Schuman. “We’re providing an invaluable tool critical to their efforts to improve mobility and public safety across the European road network.”
The site is open exclusively to all public employees and their onsite contractors who own, monitor, manage, patrol or plan motorways in Europe. Initial INRIXtraffic.eu coverage spans more than 160,000 km (100,000 miles) across:
The real-time traffic information fueling INRIXTraffic.eu is powered by a community of millions of GPS enabled vehicles. Providing a foundation of continuous real-time speed and location reports to INRIX every minute for an average of 7 hours per day, per vehicle, commercial fleets – such as taxis, service delivery vans and long haul trucks – represent the majority of INRIX’s network. INRIX intelligently analyzes these reports and data from consumer vehicles, GPS-enabled smartphones, road sensors and hundreds of other sources to deliver a service of unparalleled coverage and quality.
INRIXTraffic.eu builds upon the successful introduction of INRIXTraffic.us last year. Today, more than 600 departments of transportation operations personnel in 45 of 50 states across the U.S. are using the site to power their daily operations, traveler information services and performance measures.