Microsoft selects Vizzion to supply traffic cameras for Bing Maps
Just in time for the new year and winter weather, Microsoft has partnered with Vizzion for traffic camera imagery on Bing Maps. Bing announced the new feature on the Bing Blog; Vizzion is providing Bing users access to live cameras in major markets worldwide, allowing drivers to see current traffic conditions for their daily commutes. This new feature complements and confirms Bing’s Clearflow traffic data and allows Bing users to see up-to-the-minute road conditions as winter approaches.
To view traffic cameras on Bing Maps, visit Bing Maps and click on traffic, then zoom in on a location of your choice and look for camera icons. Selecting a camera icon will display the latest snapshot from that location and then clicking on “return to summary” will show an overview of the last several cameras that you’ve viewed for quick comparison. Current coverage includes traffic cameras across the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Germany, Spain, and the UK.
Vizzion provides live traffic camera feeds from over 40,000 traffic cameras in 31 countries worldwide to automotive, web/mobile, broadcast, fleet management, and navigation applications. With authorization from more than 150 different national and regional agencies in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australasia, and Africa, Vizzion is the leading provider of traffic camera data and services. Traffic cameras are a proven way for websites and application providers to attract new customers and encourage daily usage. Contact email@example.com for more information.
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