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2/1/11

Pole position for Traffic Live: NAVIGON is in first place with its real-time traffic information

No other manufacturer of navigation devices gives drivers in 18 European countries real-time traffic information. In 2010 alone the number of kilometres covered by Traffic Live has more than doubled. Traffic LIVE will also be expanded in future to include other countries.

Hamburg, 01 February 2011 – In 2010 NAVIGON expanded its Traffic LIVE services across 18 European  countries.1 Furthermore, since 2010 these have not only been available to users on motorways and main roads, NAVIGON_Traffic Live_EN_lowresbut also on busy inner-city streets or congested, so-called category-two diversion routes. Thus, NAVIGON has the largest coverage of any provider on the market. This success is particularly based on last year’s expansion of the service by NAVIGON and its partner INRIX. “Traffic Live is a special success story,” says Jörn Watzke, executive vice-president of Product Line Management at NAVIGON. “It is a story we are continuing to write by further expanding the service to guide our customers quickly and safely to their destination in future.”

More quickly informed by 1.5 million participants
The combination of various sources is the secret of the success of the NAVIGON real-time service. The traffic reports provided by other Traffic Live users are especially important. With more than 1.5 million participants, NAVIGON is also ahead of the game here. “People who use Traffic Live not only receive information but also help to constantly improve this service whenever they want to,” says Jörn Watzke. “Thanks to the growing user group the service is becoming even more precise, which means that everybody ultimately benefits.” Further traffic information comes from sources such as fleet partners, official agencies and from data from traffic coils and cameras. This information is professionally edited for the traffic news embedded in the NAVIGON software. Traffic Live is now available for all popular navigation platforms: as well as live PNDs, the real-time traffic information can also be used on the iPhone or on smartphones with the Android operating system. NAVIGON is also offering this service to automotive customers for future fixed installation.

More detailed and faster than TMC

Thanks to fast transmission via mobile communications, drivers are informed about traffic jams and hold-ups even faster than by the free TMC information service. This means they know about adverse conditions earlier and can avoid them in good time. That saves time and money and is easier on the nerves – in even more countries and on even more roads in future.

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1 Traffic Live is available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. (As of January 2011)  


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