STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TU-AUTOMOTIVE EUROPE -- Volvo Cars has selected INRIX, Inc. for the car maker's first live traffic service to help better tackle the challenges of daily driving. INRIX will provide Volvo drivers with rich, real-time and predictive traffic flow information for routes, travel times, and alerts to accidents and incidents. The technology will be integrated globally first into the Volvo Cluster 90 vehicles equipped with Sensus Connect.
"The addition of INRIX Traffic to Sensus Connect is the next step in providing drivers with useful services for their everyday life in the car," said Fredrik Marthinsson, Manager Connected Navigation and Services at Volvo Cars. "The real-time, dynamic flow of traffic information will allow Volvo drivers to find the fastest route with precise ETAs to their destination."
INRIX offers accurate real-time and predictive traffic information for every major road type including highways, arterials, city streets and other secondary roads. INRIX combines traffic information from its crowd-sourced network of connected vehicles and insight from thousands of public and private sources to provide Volvo Cars with a real-time traffic service that covers more than five million miles in 42 countries.
"INRIX is filling a critical gap for Volvo customers who expect a high standard of performance and innovation in their automobiles," said Bryan Mistele, President and CEO, INRIX. "This global collaboration is another example of the breadth and quality of our traffic data, and indicates automakers' desire to solve a major pain point drivers face each day."
INRIX Traffic will be a part of Volvo Sensus Connect, an innovative on-board infotainment and navigation solution that allows drivers to find and pay for parking, discover new places, stream their favorite music and much more. INRIX real-time traffic will be available in November 2015 in the new Volvo XC90, and then in all other future Volvo models.
About Volvo Car Group
Volvo has been in operation since 1927. Today, Volvo Cars is one of the most well-known and respected car brands in the world with sales of 465,866 in 2014 in about 100 countries. Volvo Cars has been under the ownership of the Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely Holding) of China since 2010. It formed part of the Swedish Volvo Group until 1999, when the company was bought by Ford Motor Company of the US. In 2010, Volvo Cars was acquired by Geely Holding.
As of December 2014, Volvo Cars had over 26,000 employees worldwide. Volvo Cars head office, product development, marketing and administration functions are mainly located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo Cars head office for China is located in Shanghai. The company's main car production plants are located in Gothenburg (Sweden), Ghent (Belgium) and Chengdu (China), while engines are manufactured in Skövde (Sweden) and Zhangjiakou (China) and body components in Olofström (Sweden).
INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world.
Our vision is simple – to solve traffic, empower drivers, inform planning and enhance commerce. Whether through an in-car or smartphone navigation application, a local newscast or our INRIX Traffic app, our up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services help millions of drivers save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services to 400 customers, on five million miles (8 million km) of road in 42 countries. For more information, visit us at INRIX.com or download our INRIX XD Traffic App for iOS and Android.