INRIX Traffic Forecasts & Their Mobile Apps

I was somewhat surprised to see that my home town is not listed in INRIX’s list of the top 10 most congested cities in the U.S.

INRIX National Traffic Scorecard

LA, New York, and Chicago are the top three while Seattle/Tacoma comes in at number 10. INRIX provided that first smartphone app (for the iPhone) that actually provided near real-time traffic information for my area. There are other sources like Google Maps and Wave now. But, INRIX was the first that actually worked for me. I saw an TV news piece on the predictive aspect of their traffic data analysis while in the Seattle area last week on K5 News. You can see the report for yourself in the embedded video above.

If you’d like to learn more about INRIX and their mobile story, you might want to listen to the podcast I recorded with INRIX’s President and CEO, Bryan Mistele, back in 2009.

Podcast 32: INRIX TRAFFIC! Real-time & Predictive Traffic Information Free for Your iPhone