Nokia boost Bing Maps with live traffic info

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8154.BingMapsForWordpress_67DA19B8.jpgMicrosoft’s Bing Maps service gets an update today thanks to the implementation of a few key technologies from mobile partner Nokia.

Nokia will be adding improved location data to the service through geocoding algorithms, using latitude and longitude information to pinpoint destinations and routes.

As well as the improved location accuracy, Nokia will also be introducing their live traffic information services into Bing, suggesting alternative routes should road works or accidents occur along a trip route.

The update rolls out to the following 24 countries today: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, United Kingdom, USA.

Gerald Lynch