ITIS Holdings plc (ITIS) today announces a new contract with DaimlerChrysler UK to supply its RDS-TMC (Radio Data System - Traffic Message Channel) service as standard on all Mercedes Benz cars equipped with factory-installed satellite navigation. TMC enables drivers to receive real time traffic information on their navigation system and to utilise Dynamic Route Guidance to re-route away from traffic congestion.
ITIS traffic information combines incident data and Floating Vehicle Data (FVD), which is then broadcast to compatible satellite navigation systems using national bandwidth via Classic FM, which is licensed exclusively by Ofcom to ITIS until 2012. Manufacturers who have standardised TMC are Bentley, BMW, Ford, Land Rover, Lexus, Mini, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Subaru, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Stuart Marks, Chief Executive, ITIS Holdings commented: "We are particularly pleased that DaimlerChrysler UK will be standardising RDS TMC across the Mercedes Benz range of cars. The quality and driving experience that Mercedes- Benz customers demand will be further enhanced by the availability of real time traffic information. We now have contracts with 16 manufacturers for RDS-TMC and consequently more drivers now receive traffic information in their vehicles using TMC than by any other comparable system."Published 6 January 2005