HERE expands traffic service to 50 countries from 44

HERE, a Nokia company, is expanding its real-time traffic service to 50 countries from 44.

HERE will add Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar to live traffic data in the Middle East. HERE just added Bulgaria and Romania.

In addition to HERE Real Time Traffic coverage, HERE offers features to enhance the product, including reversible express lane coverage and traffic safety warnings.

HERE Real Time Traffic service updates the direction of traffic flow on metropolitan reversible express lanes, allowing drivers to make more intelligent routing choices.

Traffic safety warnings prompt drivers to slow down in anticipation of a quickly building traffic jam ahead, often before it becomes visible.

“HERE Real Time Traffic is the most comprehensive, global traffic service commercially available on the market today,” said Tony Belkin, Director of Traffic and Dynamic Content for HERE.

HERE Real Time Traffic provides up-to-the-minute information about current traffic conditions and incidents that could cause delays, including slower than normal traffic flow, road works and accidents. It then helps drivers make the best decision about the rest of the journey by improving the accuracy of arrival times.

To ensure the information is available 24 hours a day, real-time data are collected and updated every 60 seconds from a broad range of sources, including billions of speed probes taken from cars and mobile devices every day.
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