WeatherBug have announced they have been selected as the provider of weather information for NAVTEQ Traffic.
WeatherBug data will empower NAVTEQ Traffic customers and users with accurate live, local weather and forecast information to plan departure times and travel routes. Weather conditions including rain, fog, winds, ice and snow can affect roads and driving conditions, and access to this information enables drivers to make more informed commute decisions.
WeatherBug manages and operates the largest network of weather stations in North America, which monitor, organize and disseminate live, local weather information from over 10,000 locations. The variable weather information is updated every few seconds and fed through the WeatherBug network and into products in real-time.
NAVTEQ Traffic utilizes two and a half billion GPS probe points a month worldwide to offer accurate traffic information.
The company’s unique processing technology also links the resulting up-to-the minute traffic information to map data and enables wireless transmission directly to cell phones, portable navigation devices and in-vehicle navigation systems.
NAVTEQ Traffic is available in 128 markets, covering more than 200 million people in the United States and Canada.