California, USA, 13 June 2006: deCarta (formerly Telcontar), a supplier of software platforms and services for the LBS industry, and Inrix, a supplier of real-time and predictive traffic information services, announced on June 13 the integration and immediate availability of Inrix’s traffic information into deCarta’s Drill Down Server (DDS) and Traffic Manager. At the Where 2.0 Conference in San Jose, the two companies will demonstrate their ability to optimize driving directions based on current traffic conditions including detour rerouting. The companies also announced that Inrix is using deCarta’s DDS to align location information from millions of commercial vehicle probes collected each day to the relevant road segments, as part of the Inrix Dust Network.
deCarta’s DDS uses the current traffic speed information from Inrix to change those default speeds to reflect actual speeds at that time, then calculates the best routes based on that real time information. Using this combination, wireless navigation services using deCarta’s DDS can now offer traffic-aware routing to their customers. Similarly, Internet mapping sites can provide users with a better estimate of their driving time to a destination or advanced notification of when they might need to leave earlier to make it to an appointment on time.
The Inrix Dust Network collects and analyzes anonymous GPS probe data from more than half a million commercial fleet vehicles, delivery trucks, taxis and other vehicles., and combines that data with over 200 additional market-specific sources of information affecting traffic such as road construction and closures, weather, and sporting and entertainment event schedules to generate highly accurate nationwide traffic coverage.