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INRIX Announces Compass, a New Mobility Intelligence Technology Powered by 20+ Years of Proprietary Data and Amazon Bedrock Generative AI

November 27, 2023


INRIX Announces Compass, a New Mobility Intelligence Technology Powered by 20+ Years of Proprietary Data and Amazon Bedrock Generative AI




  • INRIX Compass leverages generative AI and INRIX’s massive data lake to accurately identify transportation issues, reveal causes, and offer unprecedented predictive insights.
  • Utilizing Amazon Bedrock and its own deep industry expertise, INRIX can seamlessly access, analyze, and query almost 50 petabytes of diverse transportation data.
  • Compass will be first available in INRIX IQ Mission Control, a pioneering transportation intelligence solution.

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 27, 2023  — Today, INRIX, Inc., a global leader in transportation data and analytics, unveiled INRIX Compass, an innovative AI-powered technology to revolutionize transportation intelligence. Compass harnesses INRIX’s nearly 50 petabyte data lake and generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) to effectively address transportation challenges, uncover underlying causes, and propose proactive solutions. This technology enhances INRIX IQ, a leading suite of cloud-based applications, by enabling easy access to actionable insights from location-based data.

INRIX Compass is powered by Amazon Bedrock, a fully managed service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) that offers a choice of leading foundation models and a broad set of capabilities to build generative AI applications. Through INRIX’s collaboration with AWS, Compass integrates Amazon Bedrock with INRIX’s proprietary cloud-based data lake and industry knowledge to train and deploy models tailored for unique mobility needs.


“Compass gives INRIX the unique ability to merge all our transportation data with a large language model to answer even the toughest spatial or location-based transportation questions,” said Bryan Mistele, co-founder and CEO of INRIX. “Leveraging Amazon Bedrock, Compass will unlock new value for our customers more quickly and easily than anyone could have imagined a decade ago.

INRIX Compass transcends traditional data analytics, enabling users to easily query INRIX’s wealth of transportation information to understand issues, their causes, and potential impacts. This transformative technology will significantly impact three key areas:

  • Rapid Identification of Complex Transportation Issues: Compass leverages vast, diverse datasets to quickly pinpoint transportation issues, providing essential insights into emerging trends and problem areas, enabling a more informed approach to traffic management.
  • In-depth Mobility Analysis: Compass delves into data from various sources, including vehicles, mobile devices, multi-modal systems, parking services and much more, using advanced AI to unearth core transportation challenges and enable a smarter approach.
  • Proactive Transportation Strategy: Merging historical and real-time data seamlessly, Compass provides in-depth insights integrated across INRIX’s robust INRIX IQ suite to help cities and businesses adopt smarter, safer, and more sustainable mobility strategies.

INRIX has been on the forefront of cloud computing and AI. For nearly two decades, INRIX has harnessed machine learning to deliver precise and actionable mobility data. In 2019, INRIX launched INRIX AI Traffic – an AI-based system that dramatically improved the accuracy and coverage of existing traffic systems. With the launch of Compass, INRIX again is leading the charge to harness advanced technology to improve global transportation problems. Compass will initially be available in INRIX IQ Mission Control, a pioneering transportation intelligence solution offering extensive visibility into on-road conditions through real-time and historical vehicle data. Following soon after, Compass will be integrated and rolled out across INRIX’s extensive portfolio of products.

INRIX and AWS have a longstanding relationship and we share a commitment to continually innovating on behalf of our customers,” said Rich Geraffo, Vice President, AWS North America. “It’s exciting to see INRIX embrace the transformative opportunities of generative AI, and I am thrilled about how Amazon Bedrock enables them to further harness the power of their data platform on AWS to deliver new value to customers with Compass.”

Learn more about INRIX Compass powered by Amazon Bedrock here.

Since its inception in 2004, INRIX has been at the forefront of intelligent mobility solutions, transforming vast data from connected devices and vehicles into valuable insights. This innovative approach has positioned INRIX as a leader in providing data and analytics on movement patterns. INRIX’s commitment to enhancing mobility encompasses making transportation smarter, safer, and more environmentally friendly. With solutions that span the entire mobility ecosystem, INRIX stands at the crossroads of technology and transportation, improving road safety, optimizing traffic signal timing, enhancing last-mile delivery, and providing market insights. Discover more at INRIX.com.


INRIX Parking Delivers New, Innovative Solutions for Automakers, Businesses and Urban City Planners to Understand Parking Demand

May 02, 2022

INRIX Parking Delivers New, Innovative Solutions for Automakers, Businesses and Urban City Planners to Understand Parking Demand



Leveraging accurate and up-to-date on-street and off-street parking data and driving behaviors,
Parking Demand helps predict parking usage, reduce last-mile congestion, and cut emissions



KIRKLAND, Wash., May 2, 2022  — Today, INRIX, Inc., a world leader in mobility analytics and connected car services, announced INRIX Parking Demand, a first-of-its-kind innovation to identify exact areas in each city experiencing high parking demand and predict future needs. By combining up-to-date parking and vehicle data, automakers, businesses, and cities now have access to accurate parking predictions to help reduce congestion, stress, and tail pipe emissions.

INRIX Parking Demand combines insights from INRIX Parking and INRIX Trips to better understand driving behavior by incorporating historical, real-time, and predictive parking availability information along with trip insights to provide a complete picture of the local parking demand. Automakers, public sector, and businesses can integrate Parking Demand into existing systems and easily scale to meet evolving needs, unlike alternative solutions that require hardware and are expensive to purchase, install, and maintain.

“Parking is a complex equation and historically it’s challenging to provide drivers with an accurate prediction of parking availability at their destination,” said Greg Corley, senior vice president of automotive at INRIX. “INRIX Parking Demand improves the driver experience by identifying the parking hot spots near their destination. We help our customers tap into reliable, high-quality data to optimize parking operations from end-to-end without new costly hardware.”

Automakers, businesses, and cities can tap into Parking Demand to identify parking hot spots, improve product experience and address parking pain for customers, for example:

  • Automakers can now direct drivers to the most appropriate parking lots, even in high-demand areas
  • Urban planners can accurately predict parking demand in congested areas to manage availability, improve traffic flow, and make routing decisions
  • Curbside management solutions can create data-driven models to predict parking trends and understand patterns and behaviors that enable effective decision making

“The unique combination of our Trips and Parking data allows us to more accurately predict demand and deliver the best experience for drivers,” added Corley. “It’s not just being able to list a number of parking spots in a city but it’s about leveraging real intelligence to know where the highest parking need is in order to ensure the best coverage and guide the driver to the right location.”

INRIX leverages big data and innovative technologies to provide a future-proof parking management solution, with customers having access to both on-street and off-street parking data that covers over 312,000 locations, in nearly 20,000 cities and over 150 countries.

To learn more about INRIX Parking solutions, visit www.inrix.com/products/parking-data-software/.

Founded in 2004, INRIX pioneered intelligent mobility solutions by transforming big data from connected devices and vehicles into mobility insights. This revolutionary approach enabled INRIX to become one of the leading providers of data and analytics into how people move. By empowering cities, businesses and people with valuable insights, INRIX is helping to make the world smarter, safer, and greener. With partners and solutions spanning across the entire mobility ecosystem, INRIX is uniquely positioned at the intersection of technology and transportation – whether its keeping road users safe, improving traffic signal timing to reduce delay and greenhouse gasses, optimizing last mile delivery, or helping uncover market insights. Learn more at INRIX.com.

HERE and INRIX build end-to-end parking ecosystem

September 16, 2020



HERE and INRIX build end-to-end parking ecosystem




INRIX becomes the first parking information provider to distribute data to and through multiple HERE channels



Amsterdam, The Netherlands – September 15, 2020 – HERE Technologies, the leading location data and platform company, today announced that INRIX, a leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, will partner to offer a complete parking solution that includes on-street and off-street parking availability, dynamic rates and indoor mapping to HERE automotive customers.


HERE Parking, a connected vehicle service available around the world which makes finding a spot faster and easier, will leverage INRIX for static and dynamic, on-street parking data in more than 1,100 cities (65 countries) and off-street parking data in more than 20,000 cities (150 countries). The combination of INRIX data and HERE location services can navigate the driver to an available spot inside a parking garage, seamlessly transition to a companion mobile app for continued guidance inside a building like an airport or shopping mall, then return the driver to their car with a convenient find-my-car feature. For electric vehicles (EV), drivers will be mapped to the right parking spot with the appropriate charging capabilities.


HERE and INRIX also plan to collaborate around new, innovative parking solutions for automotive customers and beyond. Additionally, INRIX will leverage the HERE Marketplace to further monetize their traffic analytics data sets.


“Our goal has always been to create best-in-class mobility solutions, and our continuing and growing partnership with HERE takes us one step closer. The combined reach of our innovation, coverage and expertise will help drivers around the world find parking smarter and faster,” said Bryan Mistele, president and CEO of INRIX.


By coupling the learned behaviors of HERE Parking like price versus walking distance with INRIX’s real-time data, analytics and coverage, the new data available via HERE Marketplace will provide leading global coverage and information while guiding drivers to on-street spaces with the highest probability of being available.


“As we continue to build a robust end-to-end ecosystem of connected car solutions on the HERE platform, we see this as a natural first step towards a gateway for in-car commerce,” said Edzard Overbeek, CEO of HERE Technologies. “Our HERE Parking team continue to push the product forward with speed, welcoming co-innovation from our partners at INRIX and backed by the go-to-market approach HERE is known for.”


HERE Parking offers automakers an end-to-end, location-enabled user experience throughout people’s journey with integrated indoor and parking services. The neutral, digital inventory connects parking and mobility service providers, enabling integrated parking and charging recommendations, reservations and transactions, combined with (indoor) location services.


INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and mobility analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and innovative solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, retailers, insurance agencies, advertisers and dozens of other industries that can benefit from understanding how people and vehicles move Learn more at INRIX.com.

About HERE Technologies
HERE, a location data and technology platform, moves people, businesses and cities forward by harnessing the power of location. By leveraging our open platform, we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or a business optimize its assets to guiding drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, please visit www.here.com and http://360.here.com.


INRIX: Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

December 15, 2017



Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home


Motorists can expect peak congestion on Dec. 20 and 21 as commuters mix with holiday travelers



ORLANDO, Fla. (December 14, 2017) – ‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1. This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year. 2017 marks the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday travel. Since 2005, total year-end holiday travel volume has grown by 21.6 million, an increase of more than 25 percent.

“More expensive gas prices are not swaying holiday revelers to stay home,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “In fact, across the board this year, travel has increased year-over-year for every major holiday weekend – Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving – and we project the same for the year-end holiday period. We’ve seen the strong economy and growing consumer confidence fuel holiday travel all year long.”

For the 97.4 million Americans traveling by automobile, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, in collaboration with AAA, predicts travel times during the holiday week could be as much as three times longer than the normal trip.

By the Numbers: 2017 Year-End Holiday Travel Forecast

· Automobiles: The majority of travelers – 97.4 million – will hit the road (a 3 percent year-over-year increase).
· Planes: 6.4 million people will travel by air, a 4.1 percent increase and the fourth year of consecutive air travel volume increases.
· Trains, Buses, Rails and Cruise Ships: Travel across these sectors will increase by 2.2 percent to 3.6 million.

Holiday Headache Hotspots

Based on historical and recent travel trends, INRIX expects drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion before the holiday week – on Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Thursday, Dec. 21 – in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. For example, drivers in New York City could see travel times peak at three times a normal trip between 3:30 and 5:30pm.

“With record-level travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be prepared for delays in major metros,” says Dr. Graham Cookson, chief economist & head of research at INRIX. “Our advice to drivers is to avoid peak times altogether or consider alternative routes.”Source: INRIX

Worst Days/Times to Travel

Metro Area

Worst Day for Travel

Worst Time for Travel

Delay Multiplier

New York, NY

Wednesday, Dec. 20

3:30 – 5:30 PM


Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, Dec. 20

3:30 – 6:00 PM


Washington, DC

Thursday, Dec. 21

3:00 – 6:00 PM


San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, Dec. 20

3:00 – 5:30 PM


Chicago, IL

Thursday, Dec. 21

4:00 – 6:00 PM


Boston, MA

Thursday, Dec. 21

2:30 – 4:30 PM


Seattle, WA

Wednesday, Dec. 20

4:00 – 6:00 PM


Atlanta, GA

Thursday, Dec. 21

4:30 – 6:30 PM


Houston, TX

Wednesday, Dec. 20

5:30 – 7:30 PM


Detroit, MI

Thursday, Dec. 21

3:00 – 5:30 PM


Travel Tip: Try to avoid traveling through major cities during peak travel times. The best times to leave are typically early morning or after the morning commute because the roads should be less crowded and you will have more time to get to your destination safely. If your schedule permits, traveling on the holiday itself often results in fewer cars on the road.

Pricey pump prices to decrease
The 90 percent of holiday travelers choosing to drive will find the most expensive year-end gas prices since 2014. This December’s national average price is $2.47 (Dec. 1-13), which is 28 cents more than last December. The good news is that AAA does expect the average to drop at least another five cents by year-end, saving motorists a few pennies at the pump.

Airfare and hotel rates trend cheaper, car rentals increase year-over-year

Holiday airfares are nearly 20 percent cheaper than last year. At $165, the average end of year holiday airfare for a round-trip flight for the top 40 domestic routes is at a five-year low, according to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index. On average, 2017 airfares are 5 percent less expensive compared to 2016. Overall, competition, capacity over-expansion and lower oil prices are contributing to the decline. Travelers can also find savings at AAA Two and Three Diamond Rated hotels. On average, a Three Diamond hotel nightly rate is $156, a two percent year-over-year decrease. The Two Diamond nightly average rate is $121, a five percent decrease from last year.

Similar to Thanksgiving, car rental rates are more expensive on the year. At $74, the daily car rental rate increased 11 percent. This sets a new five-year record high rate for year-end holiday travel. The increase is on par with the rate increases seen at Thanksgiving.

Top 10 Year-End Holiday Travel Destinations
For a second year, Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California, top this year’s top 10 holiday destinations based on AAA.com bookings. Warmer weather destinations reign supreme in winter months with Cancun, Kahului (Maui) and Montego Bay gaining in popularity as holiday spots compared with last year.


1. Orlando, Fla.
2. Anaheim, Calif.
3. Cancun, Mexico
4. Honolulu, Hawaii
5. Kahului (Maui), Hawaii
6. Montego Bay, Jamaica
7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
8. Miami, Fla.
9. Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
10. New York, N.Y.

Travel Tip: Airports will be busy and security lines may be longer than usual around the holidays. Travelers should plan to arrive at the airport at least two hours prior to the scheduled departure of their flight. During peak travel times, contact your airline for guidance, as it may be necessary to arrive even earlier. This time of year travelers need to also be aware of potential weather delays. Make sure to check flight status regularly before traveling to the airport. To expedite travel, AAA recommends enrolling in programs such as TSA PreCheck and Global Entry.

Lockouts, flat tires to strand nearly one million motorists
The vast majority of holiday travelers will drive to their destinations, and AAA expects to rescue nearly one million (901,600) motorists. Car battery-related issues, lockouts and flat tires will be the leading reasons AAA is called for roadside assistance over the holidays. For members in need of roadside assistance, download the AAA Mobile app, visit AAA.com or call 1-800-AAA-HELP. For added convenience, Wazers can now request AAA roadside assistance directly from the Waze app by tapping the Report menu.

Before hitting the road, make sure your vehicle is road-trip ready. Stop by a trusted repair shop, such as one of the more than 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities across North America, for an inspection. In case of an emergency, be prepared by keeping a cell phone and charger with you at all times. Carry an emergency kit with a flashlight, extra batteries, warning devices such as flares or reflective triangles, jumper cables, a first-aid kit and extra water.

Travel Tip: Get plenty of rest before setting out on a holiday road trip and schedule breaks every two hours or 100 miles to remain alert and avoid driving drowsy. Also, be aware of the dangers of driving distracted. Drivers should designate a passenger to serve as their official text messenger and navigator.

Download the AAA Mobile app before your holiday getaway
Before heading out on your year-end holiday road trip, download the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Travelers can use the app to map a route, find the lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, make travel arrangements, request AAA roadside assistance, find AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities and more. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

With the AAA Mobile app, travelers can also find nearly 59,000 AAA Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants. AAA’s is the only rating system that uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis. Every AAA Inspected & Approved establishment offers the assurance of acceptable cleanliness, comfort and hospitality, and ratings of One to Five Diamonds help travelers find the right match for amenities and services.

About the AAA travel forecast:
AAA’s projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Markit. The London-based business information provider teamed with AAA in 2009 to jointly analyze travel trends during major holidays. AAA has been reporting on holiday travel trends for more than two decades. The complete AAA/IHS Markit 2017 year-end holiday travel forecast is available here.

As North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 58 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.

About INRIX:
INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.


INRIX Identifies the Worst Traffic Hotspots in the 25 Most Congested U.S. Cities

September 27, 2017

INRIX Identifies the Worst Traffic Hotspots in the 25 Most Congested U.S. Cities






  • New York had more traffic hotspots than any other city, costing drivers $64 billion by 2026 due to wasted time, fuel and emissions

  • Los Angeles, which tops the overall INRIX ranking, has 10 of the 25 worst traffic hotspots in America, costing A. drivers an estimated $91 billion over the next 10 years

  • I-95 in the Washington C. region was the worst overall traffic hotspot, which caused 1,384 traffic jams over the study period, stretching 6.47 miles and lasting 33 minutes on average

  • Research shows initiatives like the Illinois Tollway congestion relief project on I-90 is proving successful at increasing speeds




Kirkland, WA – September 27, 2017 – Today, INRIX published research on the worst traffic hotspots in America. Using INRIX Roadway Analytics, a cloud-based traffic analysis tool, INRIX analyzed and ranked more than 100,000 traffic hotspots in the 25 most congested U.S. cities. The economic cost of hotspots was also calculated in terms of wasted time, lost fuel and carbon emissions over the next decade.


“Many cities are calling for increased transportation infrastructure spending to fix ailing roads, bridges and transit networks,” said Bob Pishue, Senior Economist, INRIX. “By identifying traffic hotspots and analyzing their root causes, cities can effectively combat congestion and maximize present and future investments.”


Ranking America’s Most Congested Cities

INRIX Roadway Analytics identified and ranked 108,000 traffic hotspots in the 25 most congested cities in the U.S identified by the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. The ranking was determined by an “Impact Factor,” which is based on the duration, length and frequency of traffic jams. The Impact Factor score enabled INRIX Research to estimate the economic costs at the road level and provided a metric to analyze the health of the transportation network within each city or metro area.


New York had more traffic hotspots (13,608) than any other city analyzed. However, Los Angeles topped the ranking with the highest overall Impact Factor, due to the severity as well as the high number of hotspots (10,385). This also means L.A. pays the highest price, with congestion at these locations potentially costing drivers $91 billion by 2026, if congestion doesn’t improve.


The impact of L.A. hotspots, and the potential cost to drivers, was 42 percent higher than the second ranked city, New York, and three times higher than Washington D.C. (ranked third). Atlanta and Dallas round out the top five, with Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Miami and Boston making up the top 10. The economic cost to drivers due to wasted time, fuel and emissions in the 25 cities amounts to $481 billion by 2026. When extrapolated to a national level, traffic hotspots could total almost $2.2 trillion over the next decade.


Table 1: INRIX Roadway Analytics Traffic Hotspot Ranking – U.S. Cities





U.S. City

No. of Hotspots Impact Factor 2026 Cost of Congestion  

Worst Traffic Hotspot

1 Los Angeles, CA 10,385 11,692,591 $90.9bn I-405 N at Exit 43 to Exit 21
2 New York, NY 13,608 8,215,036 $63.9bn Brooklyn Queens Expy E at Exit 28A to W Shore Expy
3 Washington D.C. 6,097 3,758,733 $29.2bn I-95 S at Exit 133A to Fairfax County Parkway
4 Atlanta, GA 8,554 3,714,123 $28.9bn I-285 S at I-20 to Route 23
5 Dallas, TX 6,720 3,644,525 $28.3bn I-20 W at Exit 451 to Exit 466
6 Chicago, IL 7,719 3,631,591 $28.2bn I-90 W at 81A to Exit 56B
7 San Francisco, CA 2,587 3,458,305 $26.9bn I-80 W at Emeryville to CA-4
8 Houston, TX 4,417 3,058,004 $23.8bn I-45 S Exit 46A to Exit 63
9 Miami, FL 6,596 2,449,631 $19.1bn I-95 N at Exit 12A to US-1


10 Boston, MA 4,158 2,429,229 $18.9bn Massachusetts Tpke E at Boston U Bridge to Oak St
11 Seattle, WA 2,675 1,929,802 $15.0bn I-5 S at Pike St to 128th St/Exit 186
12 Philadelphia, PA 6,232 1,896,048 $14.7bn Mid-County Expy S at E Rose Valley Rd to Pearl Harbor

Memorial Bridge

13 San Diego, CA 1,936 1,602,278 $12.5bn I-15 N at Exit I-215 to Gopher Canyon Road
14 Denver, CO 2,258 1,226,504 $9.5bn US-36 W / I-270 at Exit 1 to Smith Rd
15 Phoenix, AZ 3,441 1,220,561 $9.5bn I-10 W at Exit 138 to Exit 151
16 Portland, OR 2,365 1,154,218 $9.0bn US-26 E at I-405 to NW 185th Ave
17 Nashville, TN 2,602 1,081,459 $8.4bn I-24 W at Antioch Pike to Rocky Fork Rd
18 Austin, TX 1,727 1,076,441 $8.4bn I-35 N at Stassney Ln to Exit 223
19 Columbia, MD 2,856 1,046,558 $8.1bn I-695 CCW at Baltimore Nat’l Pike to Providence Rd
20 Detroit, MI 4,284 1,019,345 $7.9bn I-94 W at Inkster Rd to Gratiot Ave
21 Minneapolis, MN 1,903 799,619 $6.2bn I-94 W at State Hwy 128 to 250th St
22 Stamford, CT 777 729,130 $5.7bn I-95 S at Route 136 to Stratford Ave
23 Pittsburgh, PA 2,744 530,395 $4.1bn Lincoln Hwy E at Fort Pitt Tunnel to Settlers Ridge
24 Baton Rouge, LA 1,090 389,416 $3.0bn I-10 E at College Dr to Port Allen Lock
25 Santa Barbara, CA 174 146,996 $1.1bn US-101 N at San Ysidro Rd to La Conchita
City Cost:          $481.4bn
U.S. Cost:          $2.2tn


Top 25 Traffic Hotspots

INRIX Roadway Analytics identified and ranked the 25 worst hotspots from the cities studied. While L.A.’s traffic hotspots dominated the rankings – five of the top 10 traffic hotspots and 10 of the top 25 – the worst hotspot was on I-95 Southbound in the Washington D.C. region near Fredericksburg, VA. Traffic jams at the I-95 hotspot occurred 1,394 times over the study period, stretched 6.47 miles and lasted 33 minutes on average, with a potential to cost of $2.3 billion by 2026 if congestion here is not reduced.


INRIX evaluated the effectiveness of recent projects around the top 25 hotspots. Chicago’s top hotspot, I- 90 westbound at North Newcastle Avenue, is just 4 miles east of a recent roadway expansion project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway. Illinois Tollway recently added a lane in each direction, which increased westbound peak hour travel speeds by 64 percent. It also activated “smart” features, such as dynamic travel times, active lane management and “shoulder running” for buses or emergency vehicles.


Other cities around the country are making strides to reduce congestion and improve travel times. Although in the early stages, state and local governments have support to enact long-term transportation programs to ease congestion like Atlanta’s Transform 285/400, Measure M in Los Angeles, New York’s BQE Atlantic to Sands and Connecting Washington in Washington state.


Table 2: INRIX Roadway Analytics Top 25 Traffic Hotspots in the U.S





U.S. City


Worst Traffic Hotspot

Avg Time (mins) Avg Length (miles) No. of Traffic jams 2026 Cost of Congestion
1 Washington D.C. I-95 S at Exit 133A to Fairfax County Parkway 33 6.47 1,394 $2.3bn
2 Los Angeles, CA I-405 N at Exit 43 to Exit 21 23 5.12 2,032 $1.9bn
3 Los Angeles, CA I-405 S at Exit 22 to Exit 45 24 4.98 1,403 $1.3bn
4 Los Angeles, CA US-101 S at Exit 3B to CA-134/CA-170 355 4.22 108 $1.3bn
5 Chicago, IL I-90 W at 81A to Exit 56B 79 8.55 238 $1.3bn
6 Los Angeles, CA I-405 N at Exit 53 to 38B 40 5.61 680 $1.2bn
7 Washington D.C. I-95 N at Exit 143B to SR-608 33 4.51 936 $1.1bn
8 Los Angeles, CA US-101 S at Exit 13B to Exit 34 124 4.54 241 $1.1bn
9 Washington D.C. I-495 Beltway at Route 201 to Exit 4A 39 5.08 684 $1.1bn
10 San Diego, CA I-15 N at Exit I-215 to Gopher Canyon Road 177 13.71 54 $1.0bn
11 New York, NY Brooklyn Queens Expy E at Exit 28A to W Shore Expy 64 4.37 462 $1.0bn
12 Houston, TX I-45 S Exit 46A to Exit 63 75 5 340 $992m


13 New York, NY I-95 N / Cross Bronx Expy at Exit 4A to Route 46 155 3.35 243 $981m
14 San Francisco, CA I-80 W at Emeryville to CA-4 53 4.35 504 $904m
15 Los Angeles, CA I-5 S at I-10 to CA-170 76 7.41 201 $880m
16 Atlanta, GA I-285 S at I-20 to Route 23 74 10.38 143 $854m
17 Atlanta, GA I-75 N at Exit 271 to I-75/I-85 62 8.99 187 $811m
18 New York, NY Belt Pkwy E at Crossbay Blvd to I-278 115 7.16 122 $781m
19 Los Angeles, CA I-10 E at I-5/I-10 Exit 135C to Exit 1A Santa Monica 26 9.04 422 $771m
20 Seattle, WA I-5 S at Pike St to 128th St/Exit 186 39 6.14 406 $756m
21 Los Angeles, CA I-5 N Exit 146A to Exit 126B 86 6.13 184 $754m
22 Chicago, IL I-90 E at Exit 50B to I-294 48 6.56 304 $744m
23 Los Angeles, CA I-10 W at I-110 to Exit 19C 112 3.79 218 $720m
24 Los Angeles, CA I-405 N at Exit 70 to I-105 22 12.03 349 $718m
25 New York, NY I-95 S / Cross Bronx Expy at Alexander Hamilton Bdg to

Exit 6A

155 3.76 158 $716m


To download the full research report, please visit: http://www2.inrix.com/us-traffic-hotspot-study-2017


INRIX Roadway Analytics

INRIX Roadway Analytics is a cloud-based, on-demand traffic analysis tool available in 47 countries across North America, Europe and the Middle East. It provides transportation agencies with easy access to powerful road analysis and insights stemming from highly-granular INRIX XDTM segments. Roadway Analytics allows transportation planners and government agencies to leverage big data to monitor

changes in traffic patterns, target improvements to maximize benefits and produce visualizations to convey important information to decision makers. With historical data and multi-year trend analysis, Roadway Analytics is being used to assist with setting and tracking progress against new federally- required mobility performance targets.


Click here to see a data visualization of INRIX Roadway Analytics in action in Milan, Italy.


For details and to sign-up for the INRIX Roadway Analytics webinar please click here.



INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, a new approach that leverages big data and the cloud to help manage urban mobility. By aggregating a variety of sources and applying intelligence, INRIX delivers comprehensive data and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.




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INRIX And APCOA Partner To Provide The Most Comprehensive Parking Data In Europe

July 10, 2017


INRIX And APCOA Partner To Provide The Most Comprehensive Parking Data In Europe



Landmark deal means INRIX and APCOA customers will benefit from the most comprehensive static and dynamic parking data in Europe



KIRKLAND, Washington and STUTTGART, Germany, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and movement analytics, and APCOA Parking Group, the largest European parking operator, today announced a major new partnership to exchange parking information. This new deal strengthens INRIX’s parking offering and means its customers, who already benefit from the world’s largest parking database, will also have access to APCOA’s comprehensive parking data for Europe.

The deal with APCOA is the only one of its kind in Europe and will provide INRIX with access to information from 1.4 million parking spaces at over 9,000 locations in 13 countries. This will feed into the INRIX Off-Street Parking service, enhancing this offering beyond any competing service to give European drivers the best possible parking experience. Existing INRIX customers will have their data updated with the additional information, and new customers will have the enhanced data available from launch, enabling all partners with the ability to tackle one of the biggest problems in mobility.

“Parking remains a key issue for drivers and cities across the globe and is a major cause of traffic congestion. We have seen lots of innovation in navigation but finding parking at your destination is a problem that still needs solving,” said Alex Israel, General Manager and Vice President, Parking, INRIX. “This deal is a first in Europe and access to APCOA’s parking information enables INRIX to provide automakers with the most comprehensive solution available, helping to address the growing challenge of parking in cities by allowing drivers to navigate to available spaces quickly and conveniently.”

Through the seamless integration of data from the INRIX Parking database of 100,000 locations across 8,700 cities in more than 100 countries, drivers in Europe who rely on APCOA’s services and applications will benefit from enhanced parking information and an increased level of convenience. As a result, APCOA intends to improve the quality of its consumer relationships substantially.

“This deal marks a turning point in the parking, automotive and mobility industries,” said Philippe Op de Beeck, CEO, APCOA Parking Group. “We have joined forces with INRIX to enhance our digital services and improve the search for parking, which ultimately helps cities, the environment and of course drivers. Big data is set to have an increasing impact on the automotive and parking management industries, and this partnership will enable us to make parking more user-friendly and accessible for our customers.”

This announcement builds on momentum for INRIX in the parking space such as the launch of INRIX Off-Street Parking in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Mercedes-Benz joins a growing list of automaker customers who benefit from INRIX Parking services, including BMW, Lexus, and Toyota.

INRIX launched the industry’s first dynamic off-street parking service in 2013, followed by the first integrated on-street parking solution in June 2015. In August 2015, INRIX acquired ParkMe, a leader in parking location, availability and reservations worldwide. The company was recognized by leading automotive research firm SBD for its comprehensive and accurate parking data in the U.S. and Europe.

INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.

INRIX Parking
INRIX Parking provides the world’s largest parking database with more than 35 million spaces in 100,000 locations spanning 8,700 cities in more than 100 countries. Addressing a key customer need, dynamic occupancy information is also available for nearly 20,000 lots spanning more than 2,000 cities in 67 countries. Additionally, the patented INRIX On-Street Parking service leverages machine learning to deliver ground-truth tested dynamic occupancy predictions in nearly 40 cities globally, covering more than 200,000 individual street segments. INRIX is the preferred provider of parking information and services to leading automakers and app providers such as BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Microsoft Bing and Waze, as well as transportation agencies and drivers around the world.

About APCOA Parking Group
APCOA Parking Group is the leading full-service parking management company in Europe. The company has over 45 years of experience and expertise in 13 European countries and an extensive portfolio of clients. More than 30 European airports have entrusted APCOA with the management of their parking facilities.

APCOA Parking Group manages more than 1.4 million individual parking spaces. In doing so, APCOA uses its international experience to deliver future-oriented and innovative parking services to customers and property owners at over 9,000 locations. The company’s 4,600 employees contribute international know-how and local expertise, and deliver new business and customized technical solutions. The Group’s headquarters and German office are located in Stuttgart, Germany. www.apcoa.com.


Live Earth Integrates INRIX Traffic Intelligence with Live Transportation for Enhanced Situational Awareness

June 21, 2017


Live Earth Integrates INRIX Traffic Intelligence with Live Transportation for Enhanced Situational Awareness



Austin, TX – June 20, 2017 – Live Earth, the world’s most advanced Situational Awareness Platform, announced an agreement with INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, to bring real-time visualization to the transportation industry.


Managing complex transportation systems for a city, state or region requires monitoring a variety of live data feeds for public transit, weather, vehicle traffic, parking availability, live traffic information and more. Live Earth synchronizes data from multiple systems on an interactive map and leverages INRIX traffic intelligence, parking services and traffic cameras to provide a single fused picture allowing organizations to understand quickly and act fast.

Live Earth synchronizes multiple data streams, and provides instant replay to allow play, pause and rewind of various data layers on a map. “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.”
With INRIX, Live Earth now has access to the most robust driver network in the world that includes 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.

“Live Earth’s platform enables INRIX data to be leveraged in ways never seen before,” said Kevin Foreman, General Manager of GeoAnalytics at INRIX. “DOTs, 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.”

Watch the Video: See a demonstration of INRIX Traffic Intelligence visualized in Live Earth.

About Live Earth
Live Earth is the world’s most advanced Common Operational Picture. Live Earth combines multiple live data feeds onto a single visualization with instant replay, allowing users to visualize geospatial data back and forth in time. Live Earth seamlessly fuses data from multiple sources, sensors & systems including weather, traffic, IoT, transportation, video management, shot detection systems and more. Live Earth supports multiple markets including Defense, First Responders, Law Enforcement, Logistics, Energy and Transportation to help organizations understand critical scenarios quickly and act fast. Live Earth is based in Austin, TX.

INRIX Selected by The U.S. Federal Highway Administration for National Traffic Data Set

June 06, 2017



INRIX Selected by The U.S. Federal Highway Administration for National Traffic Data Set



State DOTs and MPOs will use INRIX travel time data to establish and report on roadway performance



Kirkland, WA – June 6, 2017 – INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced that its traffic data will be used by the United States Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and state and regional agencies to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions.

FHWA’s National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) is used by states to monitor system performance. Beginning in July 2017, all state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations can use INRIX travel time data to establish performance targets and report on progress. NPMRDS provides comprehensive and consistent data for passenger and commercial freight roadway performance across the National Highway System, as well as over 25 key Canadian and Mexican border crossings. NPMRDS is defined as the baseline dataset to meet the newly established federal congestion and freight performance reporting regulation.

“We are proud to supply the underlying traffic data that will be used to monitor, measure and improve many of our nation’s key roadways,” said Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager – global public sector at INRIX. “This federal win is further proof of the breadth and quality of our world-class traffic services.”

INRIX provides the widest coverage and most accurate information available by using advanced fusion technologies to integrate the full range of traffic data sources to create high quality traffic services. INRIX aggregates GPS probe data from a wide array of commercial vehicle fleets, connected cars and mobile apps.

INRIX has partnered with the Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab) at the University of Maryland and other industry leaders to support NPMRDS through 2022. As the prime contractor, CATT Lab will operate the portal that transportation planners will use to analyze, visualize and understand road performance. INRIX and UMD have a long and successful partnership in delivering projects and services to public agencies, including the I-95 Corridor Coalition’s Vehicle Probe Project. Texas A&M Transportation Institute will assist INRIX in establishing and maintaining high quality NPMRDS GIS location referencing network files based on FHWA’s Highway Performance Monitoring System’s NHS network. KMJ Consulting, Inc., also a contributor to the I-95 project, will triage customer support and aid in project management.

INRIX real-time traffic services will help public agencies actively measure, report and manage traffic,” said CATT Lab Director Michael Pack. “The quality of the data plays a fundamental and necessary role in NPMRDS to accurately assess our nation’s roadways.”

INRIX is the leading provider of real-time, historical and predictive traffic information with widespread XD and TMC coverage across the U.S. INRIX collects anonymous, real-time GPS data from more than 300 million connected vehicles and devices globally. With real-time information on more than five million miles of road in 45 countries, INRIX is the preferred provider of driving intelligence for leading automakers and transportation agencies, including Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, more than 60 U.S. Departments of Transportation, Highways England and the Denmark Road Directorate.

State DOTs and MPOs interested in learning more about the new NPMRDS can register for a FHWA-hosted webinar scheduled for July 20, 2017 from 1-3pm ET.



INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics. Leveraging big data and the cloud, INRIX delivers comprehensive services and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.

Survey Finds Americans Don’t Trust Ridesharing Companies To Build Driverless Cars

May 23, 2017


INRIX: Survey Finds Americans Don’t Trust Ridesharing Companies To Build Driverless Cars




– INRIX Research surveyed 5,054 drivers in five countries (U.S., U.K, Germany, France and Italy) to understand their experiences and perceptions of connected and autonomous vehicles.
– 1.4 times as many Americans trust tech companies to secure their connected car data than automakers. The trend was reversed in the four other countries with 1.5 times as many trusting automakers.
– In the U.S., Baby Boomers tend to believe connected cars and autonomous vehicles will be less safe than cars on the road today, while Gen Xs and Millennials expect them to be safer.




KIRKLAND, Wash., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and location analytics, today published the results of its Connected & Autonomous Vehicle (AV) Consumer Survey, with insight into the products, services and pain points emerging in this multi-trillion dollar market.


The INRIX Research survey revealed three key themes around consumer experiences of, and their attitudes toward, connected cars and autonomous vehicles: concerns around data privacy, the importance of road and vehicle safety, and the level of trust and confidence in the connected car and autonomous vehicles market. The report also found that familiarity with emerging technologies and their benefits will be central to winning customers. In addition, current owners of connected vehicles (aggregated across the five countries) are significantly more receptive to connected features, more trusting of data sharing, and more likely to purchase an autonomous vehicle.


“A new battleground is emerging between automakers, tech companies and ridesharing companies in the race to develop connected and autonomous vehicles,” explained Bob Pishue, senior economist at INRIX. “With hundreds of millions of connected cars expected to be on the roads within the next 15 years, the market share will be owned by companies that can educate drivers and gain consumer trust.”




Key findings of the INRIX Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Consumer Survey include:



Trust and Confidence: Trust is a vital component for brands to build lasting relationships with consumers. New entrants into the automotive industry face challenges compared to legacy brands.



  • Technology giants (i.e. Apple and Google) are trusted slightly more than automakers to build autonomous vehicles (27 percent vs. 23 percent), followed distantly by ridesharing companies (four percent).
  • Six out of 10 respondents (62 percent) believe AVs will be widely available within a decade.
  • While 75 percent of Baby Boomers believe that autonomous vehicles will likely improve access for the elderly, 53 percent are still unlikely to purchase an AV.


  • Almost three (2.8) times as many Germans trust traditional carmakers to build autonomous cars compared to tech giants, and fewer than four percent of respondents trust ridesharing.
  • Nearly half of current connected car owners say they would likely or definitely purchase an autonomous vehicle, compared to 19 percent of non-connected car owners.
  • More than two-thirds of all Germans believe that autonomous vehicles will likely improve access for the elderly.
  • Data Privacy: In an increasingly connected world, an enormous amount of data is generated by vehicles and their passengers. Consumers are concerned about how this data is handled, stored and shared.


  • 1.4 times as many Americans trust established tech giants to secure their connected car data than automakers.
  • Generation X and Millennials trust tech companies the most with their vehicle data, while nearly half of Baby Boomers trust no one.
  • 29 percent of respondents do not trust any company to secure their in-car data and privacy.


  • 1.5 times as many British drivers trust traditional car makers with their data compared to Silicon Valley’s tech giants. 34 percent of all respondents do not trust anyone.
  • Across all countries surveyed, consumers under age 44 are more likely to trust technology companies with their data, while their older counterparts have more trust in automakers.
  • Nearly 90 percent of connected car owners trust other companies with their vehicle data, while only 60 percent of non-connected car owners trust others.
  • Road Safety: Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable death globally. Many believe connected car technology and autonomous vehicles will herald a new safety era for people on the road.


  • Blind spot warning is the most desired new car feature, followed by stolen vehicle warning/tracking, night vision, road incident alerts and re-routing, and rear/front collision alerts.
  • 71 percent of respondents expect autonomous vehicles to be as safe or safer than today’s cars.
  • 73 percent of Baby Boomers don’t believe AVs will be safer than cars on the road today.

Nearly three-quarters of respondents said they would be most interested in blind spot warning technology, followed by night vision and rear/front collision alert.
85 percent of Italian drivers believe AVs will be at least as safe as current cars.
Respondents are most willing to pay for safety-related connected car tech compared with other categories like infotainment, driver assistance and vehicle management.
For detailed findings of the INRIX Connected & Autonomous Vehicle Consumer Survey, including the complete report, please visit: http://inrix.com/research.



About INRIX Research

INRIX Research leverages over 500 Terabytes of INRIX data from 300 million different sources covering over five million miles of road, and combining it with our other data sources including global parking, origin and destination trip data, fuel, point of interest, public transport, and road weather information. Together, our data provide a rich and fertile picture of urban mobility that enable us to produce valuable and actionable insights for policy makers, transport professionals, automakers and drivers. The INRIX Research team has researchers in Europe and North America and is comprised of economists, transportation policy specialists and data scientists with a mix of research backgrounds from academia, think tanks and commercial research and development groups.



INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, a new approach that leverages big data and the cloud to help manage urban mobility. By aggregating a variety of sources and applying intelligence, INRIX delivers comprehensive data and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.

Calgary Selects INRIX Roadway Analytics for Real-Time Road Performance Analysis

May 16, 2017


Calgary Selects INRIX Roadway Analytics for Real-Time Road Performance Analysis

INRIX Roadway Analytics provides instant analysis of traffic patterns to maximize improvement efforts and minimize costs




Kirkland, WA – May 16, 2017 – INRIX, the world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, today announced the City of Calgary selected INRIX Roadway Analytics for instant and highly precise road performance analysis via the cloud. The service helps Calgary reduce the cost of operations, identify areas that benefit most from road improvements, and more accurately measure and report the impact of transportation investments.


“Urban population growth, in cities like Calgary, is driving increased traffic congestion in and around city centers around the world,” said Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager – public sector at INRIX. “By identifying consistent and problematic traffic patterns, city officials can pinpoint the source of congestion and prioritize mobility investments that directly reduce gridlock.”


Launched in 2016, Roadway Analytics provides technical analyses, charts, tables and other visualizations to convey important information and recommendations to drivers, decision makers and the general public. Covering more than five million miles of road in 45 countries, it uses the world’s largest traffic data network that is trusted by leading automakers and transportation agencies globally. INRIX Roadway Analytics portfolio of tools includes:


  • Performance Charts produces line and bar graphs, which enable before and after studies and/or comparisons of roadways with visualizations to communicate findings
  • Congestion Scan uses heat maps to identify problem areas along a road, helping Calgary pinpoint the location of congestion to better target improvement efforts
  • Trend Maps is a visual communication tool that illustrates the impact of roadway conditions throughout the day
  • Bottleneck Ranking identifies hotspots or congested corridors during a specific analysis period within an area, and provides a ranking by determining the number of occurrences, length and duration of each bottleneck
  • Data Downloader enables users to directly query INRIX XD Traffic speed archive data (from 24 hours prior) for any road segment and/or time period



INRIX Roadway Analytics is helping Calgary manage its road network with access to on-demand data to analyze, visualize and understand performance without the need for additional technology investments. The city can also identify and compare locations that are operating sub-optimally to help prioritize road improvement efforts. In addition, Roadway Analytics allows city planners to perform before and after studies to quantify and communicate the impact of road projects; monitor and identify performance trends on roadways; produce and report Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on travel times and congestion reduction; and monitor, compare and adjust construction zones to minimize the impact on traffic flow.


“As Alberta’s largest city, Calgary has a unique road network that’s effected by a wide range of variables, including population growth, geographic location and extreme climate conditions,” said Sameer Patil, Traffic Leader at the City of Calgary. “INRIX Roadway Analytics is a valuable tool to help maximize transportation efforts, while maintaining a close eye on our investments.”




INRIX is the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, an approach that leverages big data and the cloud to help manage urban mobility. By aggregating a variety of sources and applying intelligence, INRIX delivers comprehensive data and solutions to help move people, cities and businesses forward. Our partners are automakers, governments, mobile operators, developers, advertisers, as well as enterprises large and small.






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