Inrix is extending its collaboration with BMW Group to connect North American vehicles with its driving services for real-time traffic, travel alerts and online routing.

Powered by the Inrix network of more than 300m connected vehicles and devices, BMW ConnectedDrive provides real-time and predictive traffic for routes, travel times and accident and incident alerts. During a navigation session, Inrix also provides traffic-influenced re-routing for up-to-date travel information.

Inrix Intermodal Navigation and EV Range Spider services for BMW's electric vehicles are also included in the extension. Intermodal Navigation integrates local public transportation schedules into route planning and monitors real-time traffic conditions, alerting drivers to faster alternative modes of transport when major delays occur.

EV Range Spider gives drivers an estimation of how far they can travel, taking into account local traffic conditions, route topography and current battery charge.

"The journey from A to B is no longer determined only at the start of a trip – today's drivers expect real-time information throughout their trip about the fastest and safest way to go," said Inrix EVP and general manager automotive, Joe Berry.

"Our partnership with BMW is reflective of our continued efforts to provide industry-leading technology that enhances the driving experience."

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