30 April 2013
Elgin announces live traffic data & major deal with Nokia
The roadworks.org platform has been upgraded this week to include for the first time real-time incidents and accidents alerts, with live feeds from the Highways Agency, Transport for London, Transport Scotland and Traffic Wales.
Elgin also announced its first deal with one of the major global SatNav players. A joint statement reads:
"Elgin and Nokia have entered into a long-term agreement, providing Nokia with data on more than 2 million road works per year. The roadworks.org data will further enhance the planned and unplanned incident information of HERE Traffic, Nokia’s premium real-time traffic service. HERE Traffic is available for the UK as well as 33 other countries."
Elgin Chairman Shane O’Neill said:
"The Elgin dream has been for roadworks.org to be the means by which local roadworks and traffic data can be transmitted and updated in real-time to wherever people get their information. The official roadworks data is still in control of the Highway Authorities, but adjusted to on-street reality by these extraordinarily powerful global transport integration applications. We are really excited by this cooperation with Nokia - and there is more to come!"
Elgin is responsible for the national roadworks portal formerly known as elgin.gov.uk and now re-launched as roadworks.org. It is a co-operative national enterprise, incorporating data from over 140 Local Highway Authorities, the Highways Agency and Transport for London and covering over 80% of England and Wales. It is a unique private sector organisation managing a public sector asset and assessed under agreed Public Data Principles.
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