Honda vehicles to include live traffic information from SUNA

Intelematics Australia, developers of SUNA Traffic Channel, have been chosen as the preferred traffic provider by Honda Australia, which will see SUNA Live Traffic Updates included as a standard feature in Honda’s in-car satellite navigation systems commencing with the all-new Honda Insight VTi-L hybrid.

SUNA Traffic Channel is Australia’s first digital traffic information service that broadcasts detailed information on traffic congestion and other road conditions to compatible in-car satellite navigation devices.

Honda Insight VTi-L owners will be able to access up-to-the-minute traffic information such as accidents, road closures, traffic congestion, major road works and special events, helping them navigate an easier, more efficient and stress-free drive.

Stephen Collins, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Honda Australia said, “This is the first time our in-car satellite navigation systems have included live traffic information, and we see great value in being able to offer this service to our customers. With Honda’s focus on reducing fuel consumption and maximising efficiency, this technology is a fantastic match to our new Honda Insight VTi-L.”

Adam Game, Chief Executive Officer, Intelematics Australia added, “Our partnership with Honda further extends SUNA’s presence in the in-car satellite navigation market, which has grown dramatically in 2010.”

SUNA Traffic Channel is currently available in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth. The SUNA service monitors traffic conditions using tens of thousands of traffic sensors supplemented with other sources including thousands of probe vehicles, freeway sensors, tow truck allocations, traffic cameras as well as roadwork and special events information. All of this information is validated by a team of traffic operators and then sent to the in-car navigation device.

SUNA is a standard feature on Honda’s satellite navigation system in the Insight VTi-L with other models to follow.

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