The mapping company Here says it’s the first traffic service to report traffic information for individual lanes on a road.
It says it’s developed advanced algorithms to detect divergent speeds and report traffic conditions on a multiple lane level before a junction.
The company adds that, by measuring, detecting, and publishing divergent speeds at junctions on a multiple lane basis, “Split Lane Traffic” (SLT) will contribute significantly to the accuracy of HERE routing and real time traffic services.
Here believes SLT is the first technology to transform the industry standard practice of reporting average speeds across lanes to report traffic conditions, as opposed to the current commercially-available real time traffic products which provide only the average speed of all lanes, however differing lane speeds are often pronounced, particularly at major junctions and road splits.
In a white paper, Here says that with this latest innovation included in real time traffic feeds, SLT will improve the accuracy of estimated arrival times by detecting congestion free routes, for example an off-ramp could be experiencing heavy congestion while the traffic on the same road remains free-flowing.
Once available, SLT will automatically feed into the HERE Real Time Traffic product and can be displayed to drivers.