Inrix and deCarta have announced the availability of Inrix’s Predictive Flow traffic information for deCarta’s geospatial software platform. According to the companies, Inrix predictive traffic services can now be easily integrated via the deCarta Traffic Manager extension to its Drill Down Server (DDS) geospatial platform. This enhancement is designed to allow deCarta customers to add real-time traffic and incident information and predictive traffic services to their location-based solutions.
Leveraging technology originally invented at Microsoft Research, Inrix employs Bayesian statistics to make predictions about future traffic conditions in a given metropolitan area -- whether they are 15 minutes, 5 days or 12 months into the future. “With the addition of Inrix Predictive Flow combined with traffic-aware routing enabled in DDS, millions of drivers, from the general public to the enterprise, will be able to reduce their daily drive time and also pre-plan their optimum routes up to five days in advance,” said J. Kim Fennell, president & CEO of deCarta.
Inrix Traffic was demonstrated at the deCarta Developers Conference November 13 -15, 2007 in San Jose, CA. In addition to Inrix, deCarta's customers and technology partners have included AND, Appello, Ask.com, ATX, AutoTrader.com, Google, Hotels.com, Local Matters, Maps.com, Motorola, Multimap, Navteq, Networks In Motion, Rand McNally, Tele Atlas, TeleNav, TopTable.com and Zillow, as well as others. Inrix likewise has a number of well-known industry partners and customers, including Tom Tom, Microsoft, TeleNav, Clear Channel Radio’s Total Traffic Network, Tele Atlas, TCS and Telmap.