San Francisco, CA – September 28, 2005 – Inrix, Inc., the first company to deliver real-time and predictive traffic information, announced today at CTIA Wireless 2005 that it has partnered with Tele Atlas, a leading provider of digital geographic content, to deliver Inrix Traffic Services to Tele Atlas partners and customers through a reseller agreement. As part of the agreement, Tele Atlas will also provide Inrix with the rights to resell and internally use Tele Atlas map data with Inrix’s services.
“Soon, millions of individuals and businesses will be able to experience how navigation solutions that combine best-in-class digital map data with the most accurate, sophisticated, real-time predictive and forecast traffic information service on the market today can transform their daily commutes,” said Inrix President and CEO Bryan Mistele. “Our partnership with Tele Atlas is validation of our vision, innovative service offering and technical superiority.”
Inrix aggregates and enhances traffic-related content from hundreds of public and private sources for key metropolitan areas throughout the United States. This metadata includes existing speed and incident data, historical data, weather conditions and forecasts, school calendars, major events, construction, holidays and other local variables unique to each market. The company then detects and corrects erroneous sensor data and uniquely utilizes sophisticated Bayesian analysis, initially developed by Microsoft Research and exclusively licensed to Inrix, to calculate current and future traffic conditions with a high degree of accuracy.
“Inrix’s real-time, predictive and forecast traffic information adds rich, highly useful detail to Tele Atlas’ high quality digital geographic content, answering expanding customer needs for reliable, real-time information in the car, on the phone or online,” said Michael Gerling, chief operating officer for the Americas, Tele Atlas.
The Inrix services are available immediately to Tele Atlas partners and customers in the automotive, personal navigation, Web, wireless, and other markets.