Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Journey Dynamics launches HGV traffic forecast

Traffic speed data for heavy goods vehicles in the UK is now available from independent traffic intelligence company Journey Dynamics.

The information is designed to help commercial vehicle drivers avoid time-based congestion patterns and reduce fuel consumption.

John Holland, chief executive of Journey Dynamics, said: “There is now a desperate need for smarter solutions to help offset increasing fuel costs. Enhanced route planning offers an immediate approach to reduce congestion and fuel use. Our traffic intelligence modelling can increase drive time predictability and provide improved time-scheduling of when HGV journeys take place.”

The information is available to applications developers, device manufacturers, technology partners and third party software developers for logistics companies.

Traffic information provider ITIS Holdings has signed up and is set to incorporate the HGV traffic speed forecasts into its applications.

Stuart Marks, chief executive officer of ITIS, said: “By combining the highly accurate Journey Dynamics traffic speed forecasting technology with our extensive historic floating-vehicle data database, ITIS will be able to deliver a range of new applications aimed squarely at the logistics and distribution markets. These solutions will help our customers reduce their fuel consumption and carbon emissions.”

Journey Dynamics has already launched a similar traffic intelligence model for cars and light goods vehicles.

Holland added: “Armed with real speeds that can be achieved on the roads, commercial vehicle drivers can significantly improve their journeys. This will allow for more predictable arrival times, routes that avoid congestion, and shorter journeys. All of which will result in fuel reduction, benefiting businesses and individuals – as well as clearly aiding the environment.”