INRIX Traffic Covers All USA Interstates
INRIX announced today that their live traffic reporting service now covers the entire Interstate highway system in the United States. To get this level of coverage, INRIX collects data from 800,000 GPS enabled vehicles, anonymous mobile phone data, and and road sensors.
Unlike areas with fairly comprehensive road-sensor networks such as the I-10 freeway in Los Angeles or the I-5 corridor in Seattle where traffic information is readily available, INRIX Nationwide Traffic Alerts allows the long-haul truck driver traveling on I-26 in South Carolina to receive alerts of traffic delays caused by extreme weather at the I-95 junction and choose an alternate route to avoid the congestion, greatly improving the chances of making his delivery to Columbia on time.
As part of the announcement, this data will also become available and visible on MapQuest.