Crowd Sourced Data - Cutting-Edge Technology for Traffic Safety

by mphippen 5. September 2012 12:57

God forbid the government check with the private sector before spending millions on a pilot program to demonstrate “This cutting-edge technology” called “Crowd Sourced Data” or CSD. INRIX, the largest provider of CSD has been gathering traffic data since 2005. “INRIX began by collecting data from long-haul freight trucks, local delivery trucks, taxi cabs, airport shuttles, etc… equipped with GPS receivers and two-way connectivity.” Fleet vehicles are still a major component of its system. “We provide the traffic information that helps them do next-day planning and plan their routes for all of their vehicles, says Jim Bak Communications Director for INRIX. More...

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