SOURCE: Audi of America

Audi of America

January 05, 2015 12:30 ET

Audi and INRIX Debut Online Traffic Services at CES 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 5, 2015) -

  • INRIX XD Traffic to be available in 2015 vehicles with Audi connect®
  • Service provides up-to-the-minute traffic insights for best routes, travel times and alerts to accidents and incidents on the route
  • Audi connect services provide real-time traffic information for improved navigation

Audi and INRIX®, Inc. have partnered to help drivers better tackle the challenges of daily driving with the introduction of INRIX XD™ Traffic services to Audi vehicles in North America, available in model year 2015 Audi vehicles with Audi connect®.

Making its debut at the 2015 Consumer Telematics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, INRIX XD Traffic delivers real-time navigation information to the driver, including routes, travel times and alerts to incidents on the road. INRIX XD Traffic services cover more than 2 million miles of road in North America, including highways, ramps, interchanges, arterials, city and other secondary roads.

"The addition of INRIX XD Traffic to the Audi connect suite of services gives Audi drivers one more valuable tool to assist with the unavoidable challenges that come with everyday driving," said Anupam Malhotra, Senior Manager of Connected Vehicles, Audi of America. "The dynamic flow of traffic information means customers can count on their Audi vehicles to help them find the best route to their destination."

"A higher level of data resolution and improved re-routing algorithms means INRIX XD Traffic provides drivers with an unprecedented level of traffic precision," said Andreas Hecht, Vice President and GM of Automotive, INRIX. "This embodies the standard of performance and innovation customers expect from Audi."

The addition of INRIX XD Traffic to the Audi connect* suite of services complements real-time parking availability and fuel information services already available through Audi MMI® Navigation-equipped vehicles. INRIX Park helps drivers navigate to the closest available parking, easily compare rates and get turn-by-turn directions to the entrances for more than 23,000 parking locations in North America. Additionally, INRIX Fuel provides location and real-time fuel price information for more than 140,000 gas stations in North America. This service automatically updates price per gallon by grade from payment transactions at gas stations for the most current fuel price information available. Combined, all services work to produce a variety of insights and information that makes navigation easier for Audi owners.

Other available Audi connect services include Bluetooth® mobile phone connectivity as well as real-time new, local traffic, travel and weather information, social media feeds, access to Internet Radio stations and more.

Audi and INRIX will demonstrate these services in vehicles on display at the International CES in Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2015.

For more information, please visit www.audiusa.com.

ABOUT AUDI
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. The Audi Group delivered 1,575,500 vehicles to customers globally in 2013, and broke all-time company sales records for the 4th straight year in the U.S. Through 2018, AUDI AG will invest about $30 billion on new products, facilities and technologies. Visit www.audiusa.com or www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

ABOUT INRIX
INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world. Our vision is simple -- to solve traffic, empower drivers, inform planning and enhance commerce. 

Whether through an in-car or smartphone navigation application, a local newscast or our INRIX Traffic app, our up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services help millions of drivers save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering more than four million miles (6.4 million km) of road in 40 countries. For more information visit us at www.INRIX.com.

*Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. The features and technologies discussed above are optional, may require an additional subscription with separate terms and conditions, and should be used only when it is safe and appropriate