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English councils push roadworks data to satnavs through Elgin

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Ringway and Ringway Jacobs are pushing live traffic updates to sat-nav providers like TomTom and Google Maps using a new service by roadworks information collator Elgin.

The companies, working on behalf of Hertfordshire and Essex County Councils respectively, are delivering live updates on road closures from the roadside or control room direct to sat-nav systems, enabling routes to be updated  rapidly and helping drivers divert to an alternative route before encountering a closure.

Elgin says roadworks.pro Real-Time, is the next generation traffic management centre in the cloud providing a single platform for the coordination, planning, communication and monitoring of traffic disruptions, and a “unique capability to influence driver behaviour through live sat-nav updates”.

It says for residents and road users in Hertfordshire and Essex, communication is improved with congestion alerts and instant publication of traffic management interventions via roadworks.org, other websites and with instant updates on sat-nav devices – directing drivers away from both planned and emergency road closures, enabling better route choices and reducing disruption, along with the environmental benefits associated with reduced congestion.

 
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