Audi AG and INRIX, the leading provider of traffic and driver services, announced Audi has selected INRIX's XD Traffic to help further the company's Audi Connect strategy with real-time traffic information for its navigation systems. The system will debut in the Audi A6 in Europe in May, followed by the A8, A4 and Q7, with a North American rollout slated for some unspecified point in the future. Here's a screenshot from the Audi navigation system.
At a launch event today for the 2011 Audi A6, the automaker demonstrated how Audi vehicles connected to the Internet via Audi Online Services will use XD Traffic to provide motorists with real-time traffic information, traffic-influenced turn-by-turn directions and alerts to accidents and other incidents along their route.
As a key component of a unique suite of Audi Online services, XD Traffic combines real-time traffic information from INRIX's Smart Driver Network of more than 4 million GPS-enabled vehicles and mobile devices with insights from hundreds of public and private sources to recommend the best routes as well as provide reliable travel journey times and ETAs.
Covering major highways, motorways, city streets and secondary roads in countries across Europe and North America, XD Traffic continuously monitors traffic conditions along drivers' routes delivering up to the minute alerts to accidents, road works and other incidents as well as recommending how to best navigate around them.