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Thursday, September 20 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Keynote: The Impact of Intelligent Route Selection on Traffic Congestion - Nick Cohn, TomTom

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TomTom has recently published a congestion index for selected cities in Europe and North America, which is derived from a historic database of journey times reported by users of their personal navigation devices. Evidence suggests that a driver with real time intelligent route selection can save up to 15% of journey time by avoiding congested areas and using secondary routes.  If 10% of all drivers were to use intelligent route selection, the expected effect would be to increase overall road capacity and significantly reduce journey time for everyone. Personalisation is also available - a driver can request an eco friendly route, or the car might know it will need a stop for EV battery charging and so reserve a charge point slot en route. Where is this technology leading?  Will congestion analytics significantly improve traffic management? What new real time information can be provided in the vehicle and on the road to improve road network effectiveness? How can we achieve maximum traffic flow and safety, with minimum pollution and stress?



Nick Cohn

Nick Cohn is Senior Business Developer at TomTom Amsterdam. He has been responsible for traffic content, ITS, modelling and GIS for the past five years. Nick was educated at the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania.  

Thursday September 20, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
Conference Suite

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