NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns now covers 9 European countries

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns, launched in 2008 with coverage in Germany, the United Kingdom and France, has added coverage in six countries including: Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Monaco and Andorra.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns is a robust traffic database that includes typical traffic speeds on nearly 600,000 kilometers of primary and secondary roads across Europe, including nearly 90 percent of the most heavily traveled roads in Europe, including roads in Berlin, London, Paris and Rome.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns provides accurate, uninterrupted and seamless information for typical traffic conditions and offers drivers continuous traffic coverage as they travel from one country to the next.

Routing capabilities utilizing NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns give commuters the information they need to decide when and how to avoid typically congested areas. From commuters to emergency service providers, NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns enables more accurate route planning and improves trip time estimates based on likely traffic conditions.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns is created using multiple years’ observations from GPS probe and sensor data, which is aggregated, verified and then matched to traffic location codes.

GPS data from Nokia handsets will be integrated into NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns European solution by the end of 2009, in all nine countries.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns also includes:

  • Seven daily traffic models covering each day of the week
  • 24-hour speed values in 15-minute intervals, which provide the most reliable traffic information for specific times of day
  • Coverage from the largest major motorways down to smaller neighborhood roads, resulting in optimal city routing

Source: NAVTEQ.

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