Nokia and travel information provider Sentinel Content have signed a contract to provide real-time traffic information in Australia.

Under the contract, Sentinel Content will integrate its Road Sense Traffic tool to Nokia devices to help commuters reduce journey times.

The tool can be accessed online at Ovi Maps via Nokia GPS-enabled devices with the latest map software version 3.0.

The service will provide live alerts on traffic delays, incidents, road closures and other delays.

The service utilises the most reliable and complete data sources available including government road transport authorities, local councils and independent reports to update the database.