Nokia and ARC Transistance, the European network of automobile clubs that includes The AA, have announced they are working together to provide Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) to users of Nokia mobile devices.
Nokia will offer the service as a "premium" offering in Nokia Maps 2.0 and in future versions of Nokia Maps.
By adding RTTI, Nokia can save time for drivers by alerting them of traffic, construction or other road hazards that could affect their journey.
When Nokia Maps receives the road updates from ARC Transistance, the application can dynamicly re-route during navigation and provide a faster route.
ARC Transistance Traffic Information services aggregate the real time road and traffic conditions of 16 countries in Europe, and growing.
The new version of Nokia Maps 2.0 for selected devices is available on the Nokia Beta Labs website: http://www.nokia.com/betalabs.
The current version of Nokia Maps and the Nokia Map Loader are freely available for download for selected devices at http://www.nokia.com/maps.