tomtom traffic

Navigation service provider TomTom has announced that TomTom Traffic information is now available in Malaysia. Also joining the updated list are Thailand, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. In Asia, both Singapore and Taiwan are already running the service.

This brings to 41 the number of countries it is available in. TomTom Traffic provides the latest accurate traffic information for highways, major roads and secondary roads. It also includes congestion forecasting, which indicates whether a jam is growing or dispersing and estimates how long a delay will last.

“We are excited to announce the launch of TomTom Traffic in four key emerging markets, where we know traffic congestion is an issue,” said Ralf-Peter Schäfer, head of traffic at TomTom. “Our aim is to help drivers get there faster and support governments to better manage traffic flow.”

Apple’s Maps app uses data from TomTom, and the company also retails standalone portable GPS navigation devices in Malaysia.