“RACC Infotransit” has been recently awarded two prizes at different national and international events for its free iPhone/Android application for traffic information. Specifically RACC an ERTICO Partner won the best project in ITS award for interurban traffic during the last Spanish ITS Congress held in Madrid (24-26 April 2012). In addition it has been awarded second prize in the “FIA Region I Innovation Council Award 2011”; the award was given during the “FIA International Club Conference – Spring Meeting 2012” held in Belgrade (Serbia) 7-11 May 2012.

RACC Infotransit is a completely free new traffic and travel information service available for iPhone and Android smartphones. It provides real time and predictive traffic flow information in Spain and 17 other European countries. Other features available in Spain include journalistic data (congestion alerts weather events roadworks etc.) around 1 100 traffic cameras and all static speed cams at interurban and local level and more than 8 000 petrol stations with daily updated fuel prices.

RACC Infotransit can contribute to road safety by providing accurate info on traffic incidents such as accidents road closures etc. on the user’s route. The app encourages user participation to continually improve (by alerting wrong or non-accurate information) and increase the information provided (users can report traffic incidents as they spot them on the road) as well as having social networking features to help to spread the word through Facebook Twitter LinkedIn and others.

App implementation started in mid July 2011 and it was launched live in the Apple Store and Android Market on 14 November 2011. It has been downloaded more than 130 000 times since then.

For more information visit RACC website.

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Original Publication Date: Tue 15 May 2012