Elgin, provider of the national roadworks.org platform, has announced a live traffic data deal with the Highways Agency, Transport for London, Transport Scotland and Traffic Wales.
This means that the largest single source of roadworks information in the UK will include for the first time real-time incidents and accident alerts, with live feeds coming from all four groups.
Elgin has also agreed a deal with Nokia – one of the major global satellite navigation players.
Both companies issued a joint statement. It said: “Elgin and Nokia have entered into a long-term agreement, providing Nokia with data on more than two 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 added: “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 powerful global transport integration applications. We are really excited by this cooperation with Nokia.”
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.
By Alec Peachey