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New TomTom City portal provides traffic information source for London

The new service, which can be found at http://city.tomtom.com, is accessible from any internet enabled computer, tablet or smartphone and provides freely accessible content showing live traffic status and incidents and other driver-based information in cities. This will enable consumers to check their journey routes first and plan the best route.

The provision of the information to traffic management experts also means they will be able to deal quicker with traffic issues.

Status indicators show the current average speed observed in the city compared to average speed when there is no congestion; a congestion barometer showing relative congestion compared to a free-flowing period; and a snapshot that shows the number of road closures, construction areas and accidents currently in the city. In addition, TomTom City also shows the traffic incidents on a map, and the traffic flow (speed) on a map.  All Real Time Traffic information on TomTom City is updated every minute.

Initially 25 cities in 18 countries are being covered and this will expand to include more cities and products throughout the year. 

Ralf-Peter Schäfer, head of traffic at TomTom, said: “TomTom City gives drivers and traffic managers essential insights into the real-time traffic situation and the historical bottlenecks in key cities. This is an important step in our mission to help reduce delays for all drivers.  Using data from over 450 million devices globally we are creating services that will help cities and connected cars work together to optimise the road network.”

Cities covered at launch:

Europe:

Aarhus (DNK), Amsterdam (NLD), Berlin (DEU), Bordeaux (FRA), Ghent (BEL), Lodz (POL), London (GBR), Montpelier (FRA), Moscow (RUS), Paris (FRA), The Hague (NLD)

Australia/ Oceania:

Auckland (NZL), Sydney (AUS)

Africa:

Cape Town (ZAF)

Asia:

Dubai (ARE), Istanbul (TUR), Riyadh (SAU), Singapore (SGP), Taipei (TWN)

Americas:

Pittsburgh (USA), Rio de Janeiro (BRA), San Francisco (USA), Sau Paulo (BRA), Toronto (CAN), Vancouver (CAN)

             

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.