USA, 15 May 2007: Tele Atlas announced the availability of Tele Atlas Historical Traffic Speeds, which utilizes, aggregates and enhances data points from real-time GPS probe and numerous other traffic resources to help provide accurate average speeds on individual road segments in the United States.
With the addition of historical traffic speed data to the already available Tele Atlas/Traffic product, Tele Atlas provides a set of traffic information solutions bundled with its digital map data for navigation and location-based offerings. Tele Atlas Historical Traffic Speeds information can be utilized by devices without wireless connectivity and complements connected offerings by helping to serve as a supplement when a connection is interrupted, or in areas where real-time data coverage may not be available.
Through Tele Atlas Historical Traffic Speeds, average speeds now are available on specific road segments for nearly 500,000 miles of roadway across the country for every hour of the day on each specific day of the week.
Tele Atlas Historical Traffic Speeds utilizes real-time GPS probe data from commercial fleet, delivery and taxi vehicles across the continental U.S., combined with DOT sensors and highway toll tags to determine the average roadway speeds based on historical traffic information for the past two years.