Russian navigation systems provider Progorod has selected UK-based ITIS’s Trafficscience Technology to launch a new traffic information system in Russia.

ITIS’s Trafficscience system, along with Progorod’s GPS data and other sources, will provide information about road conditions to users in capital city Moscow and later on in other major cities.

Progorod will use RDS-TMC and GSM to distribute data into vehicles and to provide historical traffic information to government and road builders to assist in planning for future Russian road improvements.

The companies will also work together to develop Interactive Voice Response telephone services and a Radio Data System-Traffic Message Channel.