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L.A. Drivers To Get Real-Time Info From Traffic Cams

TrafficLand will use up to 190 traffic cameras to show drivers the status of major highways.

K.C. Jones

July 2, 2008

1 Min Read

Los Angeles commuters could get some relief from traffic congestion thanks to a plan to give real-time traffic information to drivers.

TrafficLand has announced an agreement with the California Department of Transportation to integrate up to 190 traffic cameras into its national Transportation Video Information Sharing Network (TVISN).

The cameras will be installed at the agency's Riverside Traffic Management Center, increasing update speeds and improving access for the public, first responders, and the media. They will show traffic along Interstates 10, 15 and 215, as well as State Routes 210 and 60.

TrafficLand will send the feed through its TrafficLand Video Distribution System, which provides more robust information to first responders and media. Footage will also be available on TrafficLand's Web site, which gives access to more than 6,000 live traffic cameras in over 60 markets around the world. The company uses Google Maps to show camera locations and lets Web site visitors click the camera icons to view live video feed. Users can customize and save selections showing their frequently traveled routes. They can also receive video feed via e-mail, or access the video through mobile devices. "TrafficLand's expanding relationship with [California transportation officials] will bring the full benefits of traffic video access to the aid of Los Angeles area commuters," Lawrence Nelson, founder and CEO of TrafficLand, said in an announcement. "Nationwide, our unique ability to package traffic video in ways that fit into busy lifestyles is helping commuters make more informed travel decisions and public safety personnel improve emergency response outcomes."

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