INRIX, the leading provider of traffic and driver services, announced today that INRIX real-time traffic information is helping power Volkswagen’s new Car-Net navigation service. The announcement marks the first collaboration between INRIX and Volkswagen as the two companies work together to bring the benefits of the latest breakthroughs in connected driver services and traffic information to millions of drivers worldwide.
Currently available in 2013 GTI and GTD models across Europe, INRIX is providing drivers with insight into real time traffic conditions, travel times and the fastest routes as well as alerts to better routes for navigating around accidents, road works, road closures and other traffic-causing delays.
“The latest advancements in connected automobile technology unlock new possibilities for drivers in terms of safety, fuel efficiency and overall quality of the driving experience,” said Bryan Mistele, INRIX president and CEO. “There are only a few other automakers who sell more vehicles than Volkswagen. If we can help VW owners be smarter drivers, it will have the effect of reducing traffic congestion for everyone.”
For the first time, Volkswagen real-time navigation owners can navigate around the day’s traffic jams through real-time analysis of traffic conditions on more than one million kilometers of roads across Europe. INRIX analyzes real-time data from a unique combination of sources including road sensors, accident and incident reports, weather, local events and the company’s own crowd-sourced network of millions of vehicles and devices.
INRIX traffic information is available initially on Volkswagen GTI and GTD models in selected European countries as part of the optional Car-Net package.
INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world. Our vision is simple – to solve traffic, empower drivers, inform planning and enhance commerce.
Whether through an in-car or smartphone navigation application, a local newscast or our INRIX Traffic app, our up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services help more than 150 million drivers save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering over two million miles of road in 32 countries. For more information visit us at www.INRIX.com.