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2013-01-31 08:21:13

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI) shows drivers spent less time in traffic in December 2012 versus the same period one year ago. Compared to the dramatic 20 percent drop in traffic congestion year-over-year from December 2010 to December 2011, gridlock declined just three percent year-over-year in December 2012. "For the first time in several years, we've avoided a complete freefall in...

2013-01-17 08:20:48

COLOGNE, Germany, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Cologne, Germany, and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the completion of a smarter traffic pilot to predict and manage traffic flow and road congestion in the city. The pilot demonstrates how the city of Cologne can anticipate, better manage, and in many cases, avoid traffic jams and trouble spots across the city using analytics technology. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO) The city's traffic engineers and...

2013-01-07 12:30:20

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The November 2012 aggregate score for the INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI), a monthly measurement of road traffic congestion in 10 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, is 17.7, meaning that gridlock in these cities made the average driving trip 17.7 percent longer than necessary. Published by INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, the latest IGI score shows a sluggish yet enduring rebound in national...

2013-01-07 12:20:52

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX®, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, launched at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the industry's first parking navigation service. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130107/SF37615-a)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130107/SF37615-b)(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130107/SF37615-c) As a real-time connected service, INRIX Parking goes beyond static...

Phone GPS Data Shows Traffic Problems
2012-12-20 20:21:13

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Death and taxes are two things that no one can avoid, but there have been countless efforts made to help drivers avoid congestion and traffic tie-ups. From GPS devices that offer real time traffic updates, to news radio stations that offer traffic updates every 10 minutes, drivers will go to great efforts — and sometimes even great distance — to keep moving and avoid sitting in go-nowhere congestion. The biggest...

2012-12-10 08:21:21

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX, a leading international provider of traffic information and driver services, launched the INRIX Gridlock Index (IGI), a new monthly report that measures the intensity of gridlock in 10 of the largest cities in the US. In October 2012, the aggregate IGI score was 17.6, meaning the average driving trip in these cities took almost 18 percent longer than necessary, due to traffic. October's traffic congestion data shows that while we are...

2012-11-15 08:21:09

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans preparing to travel on Wednesday in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday can expect to see less traffic congestion as compared to recent years. According to INRIX, a leading global provider of traffic information, analytics and applications, congestion is improving nationally as well as in the metropolitan areas that historically have the busiest traffic heading into the holiday weekend: Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and...

2012-11-14 12:20:40

BARCELONA, Spain, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During Smart City Expo and World Congress, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the City of Lyon, France, today announced a first-of-a-kind analytics technology that brings new intelligence to the city's transportation management center. The pilot gives transportation engineers real-time decision support on steps to reduce traffic congestion and enable faster incident response time when an unexpected event occurs. (Logo:...

2012-11-06 12:28:27

DUBLIN, November 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research by Heavy Reading[1] has found that mobile operators believe data congestion in the RAN is a serious problem, and the issue isn't going away despite hopes for 4G. Over three-quarters of the operators polled said that RAN congestion today is a "serious problem", and over half of respondents said the problem is getting worse. More than 40% of operators say they are currently planning to implement some kind of...

2012-11-05 08:22:07

LONDON, November 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - 28 million[1](76%)drivers are bored behind the wheel - More than half of drivers (55%) believe boredom affects their concentration - M25 voted Britain's dullest drive Over three quarters (76%) of drivers are bored behind the wheel causing half (55%) of them to lose concentration according to research from the Secret Lives of Cars campaign by Allianz Your Cover Insurance...