Coyote Systems Introduces Real-Time Traffic Information Powered by INRIX in the United KingdomBy Inrix, PRNE
Monday, December 6, 2010
INRIX Selected as Coyote's Real-Time Traffic Provider for the mini Coyote V2 UK version
KIRKLAND, Washington and PARIS, December 7, 2010 - INRIX(R), the leading provider of quality traffic information and Coyote
Systems Sarl, provider of innovative road safety products and services for
motorists across Europe, announced INRIX will power real-time traffic
information in all Coyote Systems products starting with today's launch of
the company's new Mini Coyote V2 real-time GPS speed camera alert system in
"Our customers rely on our products to help them drive more safely," said
Co-Founder Fabien Pierlot. "By integrating INRIX's real-time traffic
information with Coyote products, we're now able to reliably warn motorists
not only where to slow down but where to avoid slowdowns due to traffic
Fueled by the world's largest traffic network and most advanced analytics
engine, motorists can rely on INRIX traffic information to help them avoid
congestion, reduce journey times and save fuel. INRIX intelligently blends
billions of real-time data points from 3 million GPS-enabled vehicles,
smartphones and connected PNDs with traditional road sensor data, historical
traffic data and other traffic-impacting events like accidents, road works,
major sporting events and school schedules to deliver quality real-time
traffic information for more than 1 million kilometers of motorways across
"Traffic congestion has a significant road safety impact, and it costs
every European an average of euro 600 each year in fuel and wasted time,"
said Hans Puvogel, general manager of INRIX Europe. "Coyote's road safety
alert system coupled with INRIX's real-time traffic information alerts
motorists of potential road hazards helping them avoid possible frustration
and lost time."
Uniquely, the Coyote mini V2 displays the vehicle's average speed when
driving through SPECS-monitored average speed camera zones, such as those
typically found in motorway road works, and it also alerts to school and
high-risk zones, plus Congestion Charge entry locations. Mini Coyote V2 works
in 28 European countries.
Coyote's community of users consists of more than 650,000 users. As
Europe's first real-time GPS speed camera alert systems, they inform drivers
of the location of all types of speed cameras including red light cameras and
SPECS as well as mobile cameras and other traffic incidents such as accidents
in real-time. Coyote is based on a participative system which relies on the
contribution of individual users for the benefit of all. INRIX creates
traffic information out the Real Time GPS data from Coyote users in Real Time
and provides it back to the community. Mini Coyote is always up to date as it
maintains a GSM/GPRS communication link with the Coyote servers to exchange
real-time traffic information, fixed and mobile speed camera locations as
well as alert consumers to frequent danger zones.
The Mini Coyote is a legal product under the U.K. Road Safety Act 2006 as
it merely detects the presence of fixed and mobile speed cameras and
encourages motorists to slow down. Coyote is the only speed camera alert
system to communicate in real time the presence of mobile speed cameras. It
allows users, at the press of a button to inform fellow Coyote users passing
in this area for the next 3 hours of the presence of a mobile speed camera.
About Coyote Systems
Created in June 2005, Coyote System developed Coyote: the leading
geolocation information solution making it possible to communicate changes to
speed limits, traffic information and the positioning of fixed and mobile
speed cameras in real time and according to the motorist's route. Available
as branded units as well as on smartphone platforms, the Coyote solution has
the objective of contributing to road safety and prevention by encouraging
its users to respect the legislation in place.
Equipped with GPS, GPRS and GSM technologies, the system is in constant
communication with a central server which transmits the relevant information
to the user. It also enables each motorist to notify all other members of the
Coyote community, in real time, of the presence road incidents (fixed and
mobile speed cameras, traffic congestion) simply by pressing a button.
Benefiting from European coverage, Coyote now has a community of over
Supported by CRITT (Centre Regional de l'Innovation et de Transfert de
technologies d'Ile de France) and winner of the Frost & Sullivan prize in
2008 (datacomms category), Coyote System is now also the leading supplier of
real time traffic information in France.
INRIX(R) is a leading provider of quality traffic information, directions
and driver services, with more than 100 customers and industry partners
including the Ford Motor Company, MapQuest, Microsoft, NAVIGON AG, TeleNav,
I-95 Corridor Coalition, Tele Atlas, deCarta, TCS, Telmap, ANWB and ADAC.
INRIX Traffic Services leverage sophisticated statistical analysis
techniques, originally developed by Microsoft Research, to aggregate and
enhance traffic-related information from hundreds of public and private
sources, including traditional road sensors as well as the company's unique
network of more than 3 million GPS-enabled vehicles and mobile devices. INRIX
delivers real-time, predictive and historical traffic information today for
20 countries across North America and Europe. To experience the traffic
technology revolution behind the next generation of navigation and
location-based service applications, visit www.INRIX.com or follow us
on Twitter at www.twitter.com/INRIX.
Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click
Jim Bak of INRIX, +1-425-284-3825, jimb at inrix.com; or Segolene Chauffert-Yvart of Coyote, segolene at moncoyote.com
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