INRIX, a traffic analytics and data provider for predictive traffic technology, has announced today at Mobile World Congress that they will continue their partnership with Samsung to power several applications and services for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. According to a press release (source link below), INRIX CEO Bryan Mistele said, “We look forward to extending to S6 owners the time and money-saving benefits Note owners have come to expect from INRIX on their mobile devices.” The mobile applications provided by INRIX are designed to help drivers save time and money during their daily commute. These applications that will be provided to the new Samsung Galaxy S6 owners and will assist drivers in travel times and tools to keep them informed on road conditions and alternative routing to save them time.
One such mobile application is called Car Mode. Car Mode is a driver-friendly interface that utilizes voice controls and an easier to use interface that is safer to use. This application provides up-to-the-minute information on traffic, allows the driver to make calls, hear their messages and assist with music controls and playback. Car Mode will provide real-time traffic maps that will assist the driver in choosing the best route based on travel time and estimated time of arrival to their home or to their place of work. The application also provides drivers with information and voice alerts about accidents and other time-consuming situations so that the driver can make a route change before they encounter the incident. It will also give drivers information for off-street parking as well as where to find the cheapest fuel. INRIX will also provide Samsung Galaxy S6 users with the “My Places” widget. This widget will give Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge owners a quick glance view to help determine the best route and times of travel to their home and work.
INRIX and Samsung have partnered before with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with great success. INRIX plans on continuing their services to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge owners to aid them in navigating the daily commute and relieve the frustration of simply trying to beat traffic and making our way to our destination. INRIX’s has a simple mission and that is to solve traffic issues and provide drivers with the information necessary to enhance their community. Given their previous partnership with Samsung, we should see good and useful things from these applications from INRIX.