MapTrip Connected Traffic guides you past traffic jams
With the increase in traffic, predicting the fastest route is becoming more and more important, because nobody wants to spend valuable time in traffic jams.
MapTrip Connected Traffic uses RTTI data (Real Time Traffic Information), which we receive from various providers and combine with other route data, to calculate routes. MapTrip has already received several awards for this type of real-time calculation.
Connected Traffic is a chargeable module of MapTrip that can be booked separately.
Calculate the fastest route in MapTrip based on real-time data
MapTrip provides for each vehicle type the fastest route for the respective traffic situation with a very precise arrival time. The basis is formed by very extensive, current and precise traffic data (statistical traffic data and RTTI real time traffic data), e.g. from TomTom, Inrix or HERE.
Statistical traffic data
These are available for all roads and include the typical average speed on the individual road segments in 5 minute intervals for each weekday.
The data are generated from the measured traffic data of the last years.
RTTI Real Time Traffic Data
They include the real time average speed on the road segments, the so-called traffic flows.
The RTTI data is generated via crowdsourcing, among other things, by the fact that location data is permanently transferred anonymously from a wide variety of vehicles.
In addition, so-called traffic events are available:
• Traffic jam reports
• Construction sites
• Hazard reports
All data is uploaded to the MapTrip Traffic servers at regular intervals. The servers inform MapTrip as soon as a faster route becomes available.
These RTTI real time traffic data are available for a much higher number of roads than the usual TMC data.
This is how the modern route calculation in MapTrip works
At regular intervals, the calculations for the requested route are repeated on our traffic servers with the then current vehicle position, so that the best route with precise ETA can always be specified.
The route calculation is based on the average speeds of ALL road sections.
This provides much greater precision than the classic route calculation (TMC), which only works on road class-dependent unit values in conjunction with traffic jam messages.
MapTrip Connected Traffic calculates routes based on LIVE traffic data, forecast data and statistical traffic data.
MapTrip Connected Traffic transmits only minimal amounts of data
Minimum of data
To minimize the volume of data transmitted, the route is calculated on the MapTrip servers, taking into account all available traffic data.
The MapTrip app only loads the traffic-optimized route that is required for destination guidance.
MapTrip Connected Traffic therefore requires an Internet connection to avoid traffic jams. However, the amount of data transferred is minimal.