Sydney and Brisbane motorists can avoid wasting time in traffic following the expansion of Australia’s first real-time traffic information service.

SUNA, developed by Intelematics Australia, launched its Sydney and Brisbane services today, providing detailed information on traffic congestion and other road conditions to GPS navigation devices.

Armed with the new service, motorists can be redirected around accidents, traffic jams and other hazards or anticipate delays on major roads. This is the first service in Australia to deliver real-time information to the dashboard so that drivers can arrive at their destination without unnecessary frustration.

Adam Game, Chief Executive Officer, Intelematics Australia said the integration of real-time traffic information and navigation helped motorists to make better judgments and avoid unnecessary delays.

“Whilst there is no magic solution to everyday congestion, SUNA can help motorists identify when delays are unusual or severe and on these occasions an alternate route can be considered,” Game said.

“In Sydney alone there are typically more than 200 traffic warnings about congestion and incidents every peak hour period. SUNA could help motorists avoid spending many unnecessary hours in their car.”

Through SUNA’s sophisticated traffic models and with cooperation by Australia’s various State road authorities, this world-first approach has enabled the service to drill down to an extraordinary level of real-time detail.