NAVTEQ updates North American historic traffic database



NAVTEQ updates North American historic traffic database
Digital map provider NAVTEQ launched today NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns North America v4.0, an updated historic traffic database which includes typical traffic speeds on nearly one million miles of primary and secondary roads across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

"The cornerstone of a comprehensive traffic solution is a robust historic traffic model, and NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns(TM) v4.0 is built from nearly 12 billion data points, with more than half coming from processed GPS probe points," commented Howard Hayes, Vice President, Traffic for NAVTEQ.

According to NAVTEQ, this database improves travel time accuracy 41 percent on average when compared with typical speeds and posted speed limits on freeways and surface roadways.

Traffic Patterns v4.0 also includes: New highway-to-highway ramp coverage for six markets: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta and Detroit; Holiday traffic appendices featuring recommended routing strategies for national holidays in the U.S. and Canada; Expanded coverage on high-volume surface roads including interconnecting highways, which provides more alternate routing options; additional probe sources for existing roads (contributing to more than five and a half billion processed GPS probe points).

Monday, November 17th 2008


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