NAVTEQ launches traffic information service in the UK

NAVTEQ has announced the launch of NAVTEQ Traffic in the United Kingdom, increasing its real-time traffic European coverage to nearly 400,000 kilometers of total coverage, across nearly 35 major cities in 13 European countries.

For the U.K., NAVTEQ Traffic delivers comprehensive, real-time traffic information to major cities, including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London and Manchester, encompassing more than 10.5 million people in the United Kingdom.

NAVTEQ Traffic in the United Kingdom includes data from Trafficmaster’s network of 7,500 traffic sensors, covering 8,000 miles of U.K. motorways and 95 percent of its trunk or arterial roads. In addition, NAVTEQ is extending coverage and quality by adding complementary data sources including GPS data from commercial fleets and consumer devices. GPS data from Nokia, as well as other popular European devices and handsets, will be integrated into the NAVTEQ Traffic solution this year.

NAVTEQ Traffic enables a single-source, uninterrupted traffic service when crossing borders in Europe and is also available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and The Netherlands.

NAVTEQ Traffic delivers detailed information about road construction, traffic speeds and incidents such as accidents, allowing drivers to make better routing and re-routing decisions.

Source: NAVTEQ.

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