BMW Real Time Traffic Information Introduced
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The system is being offered for all new BMW cars, being included in the BMW Professional navigation system and Bluetooth telephone preparation with telematics. Drivers can also view RTTI on the BMW Routes website.
The sources used for gathering the info combine TPEG (Transport Protocol Expert Group) with the GSM cellular network.
“Traffic information is presented on the Navigation map by using an easily interpreted colour-coding system indicating how well traffic is flowing. The system provides superior accuracy as road networks can be divided into distances as short as 500m,” a company statement reads, explaining how the system works.
“Furthermore, when the destination guidance is active the system also monitors traffic flow away from the predetermined route to calculate which route is the most time efficient and can actually recommend for or against alternatives.”
BMW’s RTTI covers all of the UK's important road network and motorways and pan-European networks.
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