January 6, 2010

Inrix Traffic Pro iPhone App - Predict Traffic and ETA's


Inrix announced a major iPhone App innovation today at CES, allowing users to see when the optimum time is to leave in order to arrive at their destination as expected and on time. The App brings together their knowhow and ability to predict traffic based on historical information, expected events today (i.e. sports game or concert, or bad weather), and your route options to predict in 15 minute increments what your drive time will be. By saving popular routes, you will have the opportunity to see expected road conditions with just a few taps. Got a favorite route? Drive it, record it and keep it in the Inrix Traffic Pro program for future use.

The application will be available for $9.99 as a single year subscription and $25 for a lifetime subscription to the services. If I am not mistaken, this is the first direct to consumer product for Inrix where there is a revenue stream for them.

Full Press Release Below.....

What time will you be home? What's the best route? When do I need to leave to get there on time? INRIX®, a leading provider of traffic and navigation services in North America, the availability of a new App that takes the guesswork out of the daily commute for iPhone and iPod touch owners helping them figure out what time they'll be home, the best route to take and when they'll need to leave to arrive on time.

From the publishers of the highly popular INRIX Traffic! App, INRIX Traffic! Pro creates a new category of navigation applications specifically designed for commuters that provides instant access to their fastest personalized routes, best time to leave and expected travel times for frequent destinations.

"When drivers know where they're going and just need help getting there the fastest way possible with the least amount of hassle, the INRIX Traffic! Pro App provides the insight they need to spend less time stuck in traffic and more time with the important people in their lives," said Bryan Mistele, president and CEO, INRIX. "INRIX Traffic! Pro showcases the potential our real-time and predictive traffic information has to power the next generation of navigation and location-based services for easing the daily commute."

The INRIX Traffic! Pro App introduces a host of new time-saving features that accurately analyze both real-time and predicted traffic conditions for the roads people travel most including:

* Best Time to Leave & ETA: Eliminate the guess work of when to leave or how long it will take to get there. Is an accident causing serious delays on the route home? Instead of wasting the next hour in traffic, INRIX Traffic! Pro lets commuters know whether or not they're better off getting a few more things done at the office before leaving depending on the length of delay and their desired arrival time.
* Drive & Record Favorite Routes or Save Frequent Destinations : Easily decide whether that backway to work is the best way around today's traffic! With My Commutes, commuters instantly see current traffic conditions and estimated drive times for the routes they travel most - whether it's to work, home, school or any other frequent destination. Users can drive and record their favorite routes and also save their most frequent destinations, - putting the ultimate in personalized travel times and ETAs just a few taps away.
* Predictive Traffic: Don't miss a child's game or be late to a meeting in the city. With INRIX Traffic! Pro, commuters can look into the future to see how travel times are expected to change over time. INRIX analyzes current traffic conditions, holidays, accidents and road construction, as well as other important local variables such as school schedules, sports games and concerts, to accurately forecast anticipated traffic in 15 minute increments.
* Traffic Incidents & Cameras: Through INRIX's partnership with ClearChannel's Total Traffic Network, commuters can access specific details for accidents, construction and other incidents that explain the "why" of traffic. Additionally, INRIX's nationwide network of over 10,000 traffic cameras lets commuters see firsthand how traffic and weather conditions are impacting local drive times.

INRIX Traffic! Pro combines real-time, "crowd-sourced" traffic information from more than 1.5 million vehicles and mobile devices with insight from hundreds of public and private sources to reliably deliver current and expected traffic conditions. Covering more than 260,000 miles of roadways across the U.S. and Canada, INRIX Traffic! Pro is the only iPhone app that provides commuters with accurate insight into how conditions will evolve over time, helping them avoid traffic jams and reach their destination the fastest way possible.

INRIX Traffic! Pro is available for $9.99 for one year and $24.99 lifetime from the App Store on iPhone and iPod Touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. More information also available at www.inrixtraffic.com.

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 6, 2010 10:05 AM

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