Traffic data goes HD with CC Radio


Clear Channel Radio's Total Traffic Network has begun transmitting traffic data via HD Radio in 48 of the largest metros.  This launch marks the first commercially available data service over HD Radio.  CC Radio is working with a variety of receiver manufacturers to make the specially-equipped receivers available by the end of the year.

Total Traffic Network also announced that it has further expanded its delivery of real-time traffic data over RDS-TMC (Radio Data System Traffic Message Channel) with the addition of 19 new markets that include: Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Birmingham, AL; Columbia, SC; Fort Myers, FL; Louisville, KY; Omaha, NE; Portsmouth/Manchester, NH; Richmond, VA; Rochester, NY; Sarasota, FL; Springfield, MA; Syracuse, NY; Toledo, OH; Tucson, AZ; Worcester, MA and Toronto, ON; Ottawa, ON and Montreal, QE in Canada. Total Traffic Network now delivers real time traffic via RDS-TMC in 68 cities, and plans to add more markets to its data delivery via RDS-TMC throughout 2007.  This expanded coverage is made available to existing subscribers without additional charge.

Total Traffic currently provides real-time traffic information to devices made by Garmin, TomTom, Mio-Mitac, Delphi, Kenwood, Clarion, Navigon, Cobra Electronics and Siemens VDO and supplies traffic content to several media outlets including Citadel, Univision, Fox Interactive Media, and others. 

In September 2006, CC Radio announced a milestone agreement with BMW in which they became the first automotive brand in the US to offer real-time traffic as a subscription free service included with navigation on select models.  Earlier this year, BMW's MINI USA became the second automotive brand to announce such a relationship.