INRIX®, Inc., a leading global provider of traffic information, analytics and driver services for the connected car and smart cities worldwide, today announced that it is expanding its partnership with Volkswagen to launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel services in new Passat models equipped with Discover Pro and Car-Net navigation in Europe.
This follows Volkswagen expanding INRIX real-time traffic information in Europe earlier this year. INRIX parking and fuel services will be available in other new Volkswagen models in Europe next year.
As a real-time connected service, INRIX Park goes beyond static parking Points-Of-Interest (POIs) to provide the current cost to park, real-time information on the number of available spaces and detailed location information for a continuously expanding and updated database of 55,000 off street parking locations in 41 countries in Europe. INRIX Fuel provides location, real-time pricing and payment option information for more than 170,000 fuel stations (94% of total market) in 22 European countries. INRIX continuously monitors and updates these services as new parking and refueling locations come online.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Volkswagen to include, for the first time, our parking and fuel services,” said Andreas Hecht, INRIX Vice President & General Manager of Automotive. “Volkswagen drivers already benefit from INRIX real-time traffic information and the addition of our parking and fuel services will further help them to save time, money and frustration and reduce congestion on our roads.”
Volkswagen will launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel in new Passat models from December 2014 that include the automaker’s top-of-the-range Discover Pro navigation system, with its 8 inch touchscreen colour display and 3D map navigation with voice control, and Car-Net, its mobile online services platform. Volkswagen will launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel in other models using Discover Pro from next year.
INRIX is at the forefront of connecting cars to smarter cities. INRIX’s real-time traffic information and driver services are on the road today from a variety of automakers as well as Volkswagen, including Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes, and Toyota. These services help drivers do everything from navigate through the day’s traffic to find the closest, least expensive fuel or available parking and EV charging locations.
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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 reach more than 150 million drivers to help them save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering more than 4 million miles of road in 40 countries. For more information visit us at www.INRIX.com or follow @INRIX.