TomTom launches its Traffic Service in Hong Kong

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 20, 2015 11:55

TomTom launches its Traffic Service in Hong Kong


TomTom today announced the launch of its traffic service in Hong Kong.

“Traffic congestion is an issue for many cities around the world – and Hong Kong is no different. In fact, with a population of 7.2m, Hong Kong is the 4th most densely populated metropolis* in the world,” said Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Head of Traffic at TomTom. “The launch of TomTom Traffic gives drivers, the automotive industry and governments a concrete way to tackle traffic congestion in their market. Our aim is to help drivers get there faster and support governments to better manage traffic flow.”

According to TomTom data, the busiest hour of the day for traffic in Hong Kong is between 8am and 9am, and during this hour the average total jam length is usually over 35 kilometres. On some days the total jam length can grow twice as long.

TomTom provides accurate traffic information for highways, major roads and secondary roads in 48 countries. TomTom Traffic includes congestion forecasting, which indicates whether a jam is growing or dispersing, and estimates how long a delay will last.

*Source: Wikipedia, (2015): “List of sovereign states and dependent territories by population density” Retrieved on 16.10.2015 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sovereign_states_and_dependent_territories_by_population_density

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways October 20, 2015 11:55