CES: INRIX launches China premium traffic services and parking app

INRIX used the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to announce a series of developments including expansion of its traffic services in China, a global parking navigation service, upgrades to the INRIX Traffic App and INRIX-powered Kenwood in-dash receivers and the expansion of their premium traffic services to China.

INRIX partners with CenNavi in China

INRIX has opened offices in Beijing and partnered with Chinese traffic information services provider CenNavi to deliver premium real-time, predictive and historical traffic services available initially in 28 cities across China. The partnership furthers both companies’ efforts to deliver premium traffic information, traffic-powered applications and analytics, to help automakers, government agencies, mobile app providers, wireless carriers and media companies improve mobility for drivers.

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INRIX Parking navigation service

INRIX Parking gives drivers current hourly parking rates and real-time information on available spaces as well as the ability to navigate directly to the entrance of their preferred location closest to their destination. The INRIX Parking database includes more than 18,000 parking facilities in North America and 42,000 in Europe sourced both for in-car and mobile use from leading providers ParkMe and Parkopedia.

INRIX Traffic app

Inrix also announced a new INRIX Traffic app for iPhone and Android. INRIX Traffic now allows you to help your friends and family as well as and other INRIX Traffic users avoid trouble areas by alerting them to accidents, construction and other delays. Now you can share information about traffic along your route with friends and family members, using Facebook, Twitter, text and email with just a few taps. Other new app features include:

- Glance n’ Go: Comparative view in INRIX Traffic makes it easy to quickly tell if traffic is better or worse than normal for a particular time and day of the week.

- INRIX Departure Times: INRIX Traffic provides insight into the best time to leave for your destination, helping you be there on time for the important people and events in your life. INRIX Traffic also lets you share your arrival time via text or email letting friends and family know when you’ll be there.

Kenwood in-dash receivers

INRIX is teaming up with Kenwood to provide real-time traffic information and driver services for navigation in two new in-dash DVD entertainment receivers. The Excelon DNN990HD and DNN770HD receivers – the industry’s first receivers with built-in WiFi communication capabilities via Kenwood’s cloud services – will receive traffic information, parking, fuel and weather services.

Source: INRIX

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