Navteq releases new historic road speed database for North America

Navteq releases new historic road speed database for North America
NAVTEQ today has announced the availability of NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns North America v3.0, an updated historic database which includes typical traffic speeds on nearly one million miles of primary and secondary roads across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.

"NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns v.3.0 demonstrates up to 33% improvement in travel time accuracy when compared with typical speeds and posted speed limits on freeways and surface roadways," commented Howard Hayes, Vice President, Traffic for NAVTEQ.

This database is created using historical observations from GPS probe and sensor data which is aggregated, verified and then matched to traffic location codes in the NAVTEQ Map database.
Compared to its previous version, Traffic Patterns v3.0 includes additional coverage for the U.S. and the inclusion of Puerto Rico and Canada; expanded coverage on high-volume surface roads including interconnecting highways. This new version integrates more than 5 billion processed GPS probe points as well as a holiday traffic appendix featuring historical traffic patterns for national holidays in the U.S. and Canada.

Monday, May 19th 2008

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