New AA travel times up to the minute on­line

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

The Au­to­mo­bile As­so­ci­a­tion has launched New Zealand’s lead­ing traf­fic travel time in­for­ma­tion ser­vice.

The ser­vice pro­vides mo­torists with cur­rent travel time in­for­ma­tion for 120 se­lected routes across New Zealand.

In ad­di­tion to the cur­rent travel times mo­torists are also pro­vided with the nor­mal travel time for the time of the day and ideal travel times for those routes.

Mo­torists can view the traf­fic travel times on­line and free of charge at www.aaroad­

‘‘This travel time ser­vice means the AA has New Zealand’s most com­pre­hen­sive real time traf­fic in­for­ma­tion ser­vice,’’ said traf­fic spokesper­son Phil Allen.

‘‘The cur­rent travel times are up­dated ev­ery five min­utes us­ing data col­lected from thou­sands of ve­hi­cles around the coun­try. The nor­mal travel times are based on the av­er­ages for the past 12 months, while the ideal travel times are based on there be­ing no traf­fic con­ges­tion at all on the route and a ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling at the speed limit.’’

‘‘Mo­torists are now bet­ter able to plan their jour­neys or choose an al­ter­na­tive route, with shorter travel times, when try­ing to reach their des­ti­na­tion.’’

‘‘ The AA is com­mit­ted to in­creas­ing the num­ber of travel time routes across New Zealand. Mo­torists can sug­gest new routes by com­plet­ing the feed­back form on the web­site,’’ said Mr Allen.

The new in­for­ma­tion ser­vice has been de­vel­oped by Geos­mart, the AA-owned on­line com­pany.

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