Global provider of traffic information, analytics and driver services, INRIX, has announced that it is expanding its partnership with Volkswagen to launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel services in new Passat models equipped with Discover Pro and Car-Net navigation in Europe. The service will be rolled out in other new VW models later next year.
INRIX Park is a real time connected service which goes beyond static parking Points-Of-Interest (POIs) to provide the current cost to park, real-time information on the number of available spaces and detailed location information.
INRIX Fuel provides location, real-time pricing and payment option information for more than 170,000 fuel stations (94% of total market) in 22 European countries.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Volkswagen to include, for the first time, our parking and fuel services,” said Andreas Hecht, INRIX Vice President & General Manager of Automotive. “Volkswagen drivers already benefit from INRIX real-time traffic information and the addition of our parking and fuel services will further help them to save time, money and frustration and reduce congestion on our roads.”
Volkswagen will launch INRIX Park and INRIX Fuel in new Passat models from December 2014 that include the automaker’s top-of-the-range Discover Pro navigation system, with its 8 inch touchscreen colour display and 3D map navigation with voice control, and Car-Net, its mobile online services platform.
INRIX’s real-time traffic information and driver services are on the road today from a variety of automakers as well as Volkswagen, including Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes, and Toyota.