DETROIT, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ITS World Congress -- INRIX, Inc. announced it has been selected by the I-95 Corridor Coalition as one of their preferred providers of real-time traffic information. The majority of member states in the I-95 Corridor Coalition are continuing to use INRIX XD® Traffic information to help them streamline daily operations, pinpoint investments and deliver better traveler services.
INRIX will provide these states with real-time and historical traffic information as well as incident information for more than 40,000 miles of roads, ramps and interchanges. This work continues the collaboration INRIX started with the Coalition nearly seven years ago to explore how location, heading and speed data from vehicles and mobile devices could provide a more cost-effective and comprehensive approach to understanding traffic conditions along the I-95 Corridor.
"Since the Coalition's inception, we've successfully demonstrated time and again how technology can help transportation agencies do more with less," said George Schoener, executive director of the I-95 Corridor Coalition. "We appreciate INRIX's efforts, commitment and continued contributions to our success."
As part of its continued collaboration, INRIX services being offered to Coalition members have expanded to include the following:
- Ability to cover more roads with greater precision. The company is making available its state-of-the art INRIX XD Traffic services that expands real-time coverage by more than 40 percent compared to TMC-based services providing detailed traffic speeds every 800 feet.
- Arterial quality. Extending data quality commitments beyond freeways to major arterials delivering real-time traffic speeds accurate within 10 mph.
- Actionable Incident Insight. INRIX XD Incidents correlates flow data with incident information to deliver better insight that includes queue length and location, traffic speed and overall delay time through the impacted area.
- Better pricing. Significantly improved pricing, making the cost-benefit of INRIX supplied services even more compelling.
As it has for many years, the company continues to team with the University of Maryland to offer agencies an analytics tool that helps them easily configure data for download, produce network performance analysis charts and tables for roads, regions, and states as well as conduct multi-year trend analysis.
"We have been working with the Coalition for many years, allowing us to demonstrate the quality and reliability of our data and its ability to enable a wide array of mission critical uses by state DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations and their partner agencies," said Rick Schuman, INRIX's vice president and general manager of public sector. "We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the Coalition, the University and our many agency customers and encourage other agencies within and outside the Coalition to take a fresh look at the vehicle probe project and join this successful partnership."
Agencies outside of the Coalition region interested in joining as associate members should contact Executive Director George Schoener to learn more about how they can benefit from the program.
About the I-95 Corridor Coalition
The I-95 Corridor Coalition is an alliance of transportation agencies, toll authorities, and related organizations, including public safety, from the State of Maine to the State of Florida, with affiliate members in Canada. The Coalition provides a forum for key decision and policy makers to address transportation management and operations issues of common interest. This volunteer, consensus-driven organization enables its myriad state, local and regional member agencies to work together to improve transportation system performance far more than they could working individually. The Coalition has successfully served as a model for multi-state/jurisdictional interagency cooperation and coordination for more than two decades. For more information on the I-95 Corridor Coalition, please visit us at www.i95coalition.org.
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 reach more than 150 million drivers to help them save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering more than four million miles of road in 40 countries. For more information visit us at www.INRIX.com.