A new voice activated local search service for Microsoft’s Live Search 411 has been provided by a road traffic information company INRIX.

Live Search 411 provides high quality information related to congestion, travel times and accidents. It also provides information about directions, weather and other services.

Mobile phone users can start accessing this service immediately.

Microsoft senior director, Neil Bernstein said that traffic information was one of the most popular requests for mobile phone users.

“We chose INRIX Traffic for Live Search 411 to provide high-quality traffic information to consumers across all major metropolitan areas,” Bernstein said.

Tellme Networks, a subsidiary of Microsoft technology and INRIX are also collaborating with Ford on its Ford SYNC with Traffic, Directions and Information service.