Live Earth integrates Inrix traffic data for enhanced situational awareness


The world’s most advanced situational awareness platform, Live Earth, has formed an agreement with Inrix to bring real-time visualization to the transportation industry.

Managing complex transportation systems for a city, state or region requires the monitoring of a variety of live data feeds for public transit, weather, vehicle traffic, parking availability, live traffic flow and congestion information, and other data. Live Earth synchronizes data from multiple systems on an interactive map and makes use of Inrix traffic intelligence, parking services, and traffic cameras, to provide a single fused picture allowing organizations to understand and act quickly. Live Earth synchronizes multiple data streams, and provides instant replay to allow play, pause and rewind of various data layers on a map.

As a leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, Inrix will now provide Live Earth with access to one of the world’s most robust driver networks, including more than 300 million connected vehicles and devices, covering over 5 million miles of roads, ramps and interchanges. Combined with Live Earth’s best-in-class geospatial display, the transportation industry now has a powerful tool to visualize all moving assets, changing road and traffic conditions, and live video feeds across an entire city, state or region.

“With the swipe of your finger, you can now animate traffic congestion over multiple hours at multiple different playback speeds. Put simply, this is something no other map can do,” says Jeff Carpenter, CEO of Live Earth. “Synchronizing multiple data feeds provides deep context and the ability to quickly and visually correlate events and congestion. We’re excited to give Inrix customers a powerful way to visualize and leverage the traffic intelligence they already own.”

Kevin Foreman, general manager of GeoAnalytics at Inrix, commented, “Live Earth’s platform enables our data to be leveraged in ways never seen before. DOTs (Departments of Transportation), cities, shipping and security companies can now effortlessly visualize hours of traffic congestion, instantly view live traffic cameras, quickly pinpoint trouble areas, and act before situations become critical.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).