KIRKLAND, Wash., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX, the leading international provider of traffic information and intelligent driver services, announced its free INRIX Traffic app is available for download as part of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
With drivers wasting 34 gallons of gas last year idle in traffic and fuel expected to soar to $5 per gallon by summer, INRIX Traffic saves drivers time, gas and money helping them avoid traffic.
"Only Windows offers access to INRIX Traffic virtually anytime, anywhere on any device," said Kevin Foreman, INRIX Vice President of Consumer Applications. "We welcome Windows 8 consumers to the world's largest community of drivers working together to beat traffic."
Available for download now on the Windows Store, key INRIX Traffic app benefits include:
- Precision Traffic. INRIX covers more roads with greater accuracy than any other app providing consumers with insight for more than 1 million miles of highways, interstates, city streets and heavily trafficked local roads – 2x the coverage of any other app. Accurate within 2 mph of actual traffic speeds, INRIX's traffic intelligence is fueled by more sources than any other app including a crowd-sourced network of more than 70 million drivers – the largest in the world.
- Reliable Traffic Forecasts. INRIX Traffic Forecasts help drivers plan ahead illustrating how traffic conditions are expected to change up to 8 hours ahead of their next trip. INRIX uniquely analyzes the impacts of local events such as concerts, sporting events, weather and even school schedules to help drivers reliably avoid traffic.
- Anytime, Anywhere access on a Tablet, PC or Windows Phone. Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available for download at http://preview.windows.com to existing Windows 8 compatible PCs, tablets and laptops extending the benefits of INRIX Traffic to all Windows-powered mobile devices.
More information also can be found at www.inrixtraffic.com.
INRIX operates the largest global traffic intelligence platform in the world, delivering smart data and analytics to solve transportation issues worldwide. INRIX crowd sources data from the largest community of drivers in the world to deliver traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services, across six channels in 30 countries.
With more than 200 customers and partners including Audi AG, ADAC, ANWB, BMW, the BBC, Ford Motor Company, the I-95 Coalition, MapQuest, Microsoft, NAVIGON, Nissan, O2, Tele Atlas, Telmap, TeleNav, Toyota and Vodafone, INRIX's real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts help drivers save time every day. To experience the traffic technology revolution behind the next generation of transportation, navigation and location-based service applications, visit www.INRIX.com.