INRIX has launched TPEG Connect to improve the delivery of real-time traffic information to connected vehicles and devices.

The tool enables automakers and navigation application providers to deliver dynamic traffic and traveller information at a lower cost, according to the US-based traffic service company.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and consumers could save on connectivity costs by reducing data consumption by up to 50% on each message request.

INRIX vice president of product management Ken Kranseler said that by making the standard production for use over IP, TPEG Connect removes technical and commercial hurdles for customers.

The tool is based on the new encoding and transmission standard for traffic and travel information developed by the Transport Protocol Experts Group (TPEG).

INRIX also said it has expanded its European real-time traffic services to 18 countries, covering more than 1 million kilometres of motorways, city streets and secondary roads throughout Europe.