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Denmark world's first to use real-time traffic data on all roads

Staff writer |
Denmark has become the first country in the world to rely on GPS probe data to monitor traffic and congestion on a national scale.

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By choosing INRIX, the leading global provider of transportation intelligence and connected car services, to provide real-time traffic information throughout the country, the Danish Road Directorate will be able to monitor traffic flow and gridlock across its entire national road network more effectively than ever before.

The Danish Road Directorate, which has more than 10 years' experience of using GPS data to monitor traffic, recognises that gathering real-time information from private and commercial vehicles is the most effective way to gain a comprehensive picture of traffic and congestion across Denmark.

In addition to more traditional traffic monitoring methods, using real-time information from connected vehicles and devices is a cost effective solution that will provide the Danish Road Directorate with an immediate view of what is happening throughout its entire national road network, improving traffic flow across more than 4,000 kilometres (almost 2,500 miles) of road.

As a result, drivers will be provided with more accurate, real-time information about the most congested routes.

INRIX will work with global consulting firm COWI and German traffic company TraffGo to assist the Danish Road Directorate to deliver this highly-customised transportation data service.

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