Friday, July 22, 2011

INRIX Traffic App - Available on all Major Smartphone Platforms


Posted By Ray Nicolini

I wanted to reach out and let you know that this morning INRIX announced the availability of their
leading traffic app on two additional mobile platforms, Windows Phone 7 and Blackberrys OS 6, now
the (free) INRIX Traffic App is available across all major smartphone platforms. I've included the media
alert with the details of the announcement, app download and devices availability, as well as highlights
of the applications on each platform. 





INRIX Helps Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry Consumers Spend One Less Day a Year in Traffic
INRIX Traffic App Now Available on All Major Mobile Phone Platforms
July 22, 2011 -- INRIX®, a leading international provider of traffic information and connected driving services, is now available on all four major mobile phone platforms with today's debut on Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry.  INRIX Traffic is a free app that helps drivers save time, fuel and money with real-time traffic information for the places they go every day. INRIX Traffic covers more roads than any other traffic app providing real-time traffic information that extends beyond major highways and interstates covering more than 1.1 million miles in North America and Europe - 2X as much coverage as any other traffic app. "As the recent hysteria around Carmaggedon in Los Angeles showed, drivers can never really know exactly what to expect when they hit the road," said Kevin Forman, Vice President of Mobile Applications, INRIX. "By introducing our popular iPhone and Android app today on Blackberry and Windows Phone, we're providing drivers with a powerful tool that helps them know before they go saving them time, fuel and frustration along the way."

In comparing driving patterns of INRIX Traffic owners to the average driver, daily use of INRIX Traffic helps them:
  • Spend one less day a year idle in traffic;
  • Save gas and money burning one less tank of fuel per year;
  • Reduce vehicle emissions by 350 lbs of carbon -- equal to the amt. of emissions produced by the average passenger car traveling from L.A. to San Francisco

Forman added, "INRIX Traffic gives you the equivalent of one free tank of gas and a day of your life back every year.  It's remarkable how simple changes like using our app everyday can have a big impact on your time, your wallet and the environment." 

As one of the Top 10 most used apps in the navigation category according to comScore, INRIX Traffic uniquely helps drivers reduce the time they spend in traffic through a better understanding of current AND future traffic conditions.               
INRIX Traffic App Highlights:
  • Covers More Roads than Any Traffic App.  INRIX Traffic information is updated every minute covering more than 1.1 million miles of highways and city streets in cities across North America and Europe - twice the amount of roads compared to any other traffic app.  The app is available in 9 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Belgium. 
  • Traffic Information Drivers Can Rely On.  In the world's largest ongoing independent test of traffic information spanning 7,000 highway miles in 16 states, the University of Maryland has found INRIX traffic information accurate within 2 mph of ground truth across all types of traffic conditions - 24x7x365.  Unlike other apps that rely solely on road sensor data or crowd-sourced information from drivers that's often old and inaccurate, INRIX analyzes data from more than 400 public and private sources ranging from traditional road sensors to our own crowd-sourced traffic network of more than 10 million vehicles to deliver the most accurate traffic reports available.  It's the only app that factors the impacts of schools schedules, collegiate and professional sporting events, and convention schedules to ensure the information you rely on is tuned to the unique events that impact traffic in your city.  
  • Traffic Forecasts for Better Trip Planning.  Predictive traffic information helps you better plan your trips knowing how long your trip will take so you can reliably determine the best time to leave to ensure you arrive on time.    
  • Real-Time Updates on Traffic-Impacting Events.  INRIX Traffic provides real-time reports of accidents, construction, and other traffic-impacting events from the same sources relied on by state departments of transportation.  
  • Free.  INRIX Traffic is a free, ad-free app.  In return for the benefit of our real-time traffic information, INRIX Traffic owners become a part of our crowd-sourced network passively contributing real-time traffic information that helps us provide the community with the best traffic information available.
Specs:
INRIX Traffic is available for download on: 
Windows Phone 7 from the App Marketplace right here  
Blackberry App World Marketplace right here.
Windows Devices Supported:
HTC: HTC 7 Pro, HTC 7 Arrive, HTC 7 Surround, HTC 7 Trophy, HTC 7 Mozart, HTC 7 HD7, HTC 7 HD7S
LG:  LG Optimus 7, LG Quantum;
Samsung:  Samsung Focus, Samsung Omnia 7
Dell: Venue Pro

Blackberry OS 6 Devices Supported:
9100 Pearl 3G
9300 Curve 3G
9330 Curve 3G
9650 Bold
9670 Style
9700 Bold 2
9780 Bold
9800 Torch


About INRIX 
INRIX® is a leading international provider of real-time traffic information and connected driving services in the car, online and on mobile devices. With more than 150 customers and partners including Audi AG, ADAC, ALK, ANWB, Coyote, the Ford Motor Company, I-95 Coalition, MapQuest, Microsoft, NAVIGON, Tele Atlas, Telmap, TeleNav, Texas Transportation Institute and Toyota, INRIX's real-time traffic and traffic forecasts help drivers save time every day. 
INRIX Traffic Services leverage sophisticated statistical analysis techniques, originally developed by Microsoft Research, to aggregate and enhance traffic-related information from hundreds of public and private sources, including traditional road sensors and the company's unique network of more than 10 million GPS-enabled vehicles and cellular devices. INRIX delivers highly accurate real-time and historical traffic information today for 22 countries across North America and Europe. To experience the traffic technology revolution behind the next generation of navigation and location-based service applications, visit www.INRIX.com.

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