Digital map data provider Navteq has released Navteq Traffic Patterns North America v3.0, an updated historic database that includes typical traffic speeds on nearly one million miles of primary and secondary roads across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Navteq Traffic Patterns is designed to provide product developers and service providers with a reliable, easy-to-use data set for a variety of smart-routing applications.
Navteq Traffic Patterns is created using historical observations from GPS probe and sensor data, which is aggregated, verified and then matched to traffic location codes in the Navteq map database. According to the company, it includes expanded coverage on high-volume surface roads and interconnecting highways to provide more alternate routing options; additional probe source data for existing roads; and a holiday traffic appendix featuring historical traffic patterns for national holidays in the U.S. and Canada.
“Navteq Traffic Patterns v.3.0 demonstrates up to 33% improvement in travel time accuracy when compared with typical speeds and posted speed limits on freeways and surface roadways,” said Howard Hayes, vp-traffic for Navteq.
Navteq also announced that MapQuest has expanded its agreement with the company to include access to all 73 countries in the Navteq map database.