Road Traffic

INRIX Launches Weather Service For Cars in North America and Europe - 09/01/2015

Real-time traffic provider INRIX today announced INRIX Road Weather, a service which provides critical information on road conditions, including updated alerts every 15 minutes. Unlike traditional weather services, INRIX Road Weather provides...

HERE Adds Reversible Lanes to Real-Time Traffic Service - 07/15/2015

Reversible express lanes are used to ease congestion during rush-hour in large cities. These lanes sit in the center of large highways and create extra lanes to drivers in one direction or the other. However until recently none of the real-time...

TomTom Traffic Goes Live in Kuwait - 07/15/2015

Dutch GPS navigation maker TomTom has announced the launch of their real-time traffic service in Kuwait. this follows the availability in Saudi Arabia and the UAE announced earlier (read here). TomTom now provides traffic information for highways,...

Denmark to Use Real-Time Traffic Service from INRIX - 07/09/2015

Real-time traffic information provider INRIX has announced an agreement with the Danish Road Directorate to supplyy eal-time traffic information throughout the country (4,000 kilometres, almost 2,500 miles of road) based on GPS probe data. “By using...

DAB Digital Radio Growing in Europe - 05/21/2015

The World DAB Forum issued an interesting infographics about the growth of digital radio - namely DAB- in Europe. This shows interesting statistics about the penetration per country in terms of cars and road coverage. This sets up the opportunity...

TomTom Traffic Index Released for 218 Cities (2014) - 04/02/2015

TomTom this week released its annual Traffic Index highlighting the impact of traffic congestion in 218 cities in 36 countries over the year of 2014. The data shows that traffic congestion nearly doubles journey times during the evening rush hour....

INRIX Hires Steve Banfield as CMO - 03/11/2015

Real-time traffic information provider INRIX has recruited a Chief Marketing Officer named Steve Banfield. He is responsible for leading global marketing and product management efforts across the company’s key markets including its automotive,...

Waze Available for Preinstallation on Android Phones - 03/05/2015

This week Google announced that Waze has become a Google Mobile Service (GMS) with preinstall option on mobile devices. OEMs and carriers can now preinstall the app on their handsets so that users can use Waze directly on their phones straight out...

TomTom's Connected Services Selected by Hyundai for Europe - 03/04/2015

At the Geneva motor show TomTom announced yesterday a contract win with Hyundai Motor in Europe. Hyundai drivers will receive TomTom’s services in their on-board navigation system, including real-time traffic, speed cameras warnings, local search...

TomTom Inks European Deals with SsangYong & Kia - 03/02/2015

Dutch GPS maker TomTom has announced today at the Geneva motor show new contracts with car makers Kia and SsangYong. The deal with SsangYong Motors will see its maps and navigation software included in the Tivoli model throughout Europe beginning in...

TomTom Signs Up Volkswagen Group for Real-Time Traffic (updated) - 02/12/2015

TomTom has signed a multi-year agreement with Volkswagen Group to bring its traffic service to their cars across Europe, starting with Audi and Volkswagen, the Dutch GPS maker announced today. This agreement comes as the two companies have signed...

Ubuntu Smartphone to Use INRIX Traffic Data - 02/09/2015

Real-time traffic vendor INRIX has set a deal with open source software company Canonical to provide traffic, incident and parking information for the world's first Ubuntu smartphone, BQ's Aquaris E4.5, which was announced on Friday. Canonical's...
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