San Antonio drivers lose more than 30 million hours a year because of traffic, according to the Texas Transportation Institute.
KABB-TV Fox 29 has begun helping those drivers plan their commutes and reduce the time theyâ€™re stuck in traffic using its new Beat the Traffic reporting system. The station is using Beat the Trafficâ€™s technology to create animated 3-D traffic maps showing real-time traffic speeds, incidents and travel times during traffic segments on its â€śFox News Firstâ€ť morning show. The same maps and information are available on the stationâ€™s Web site.
Easy-to-understand maps, icons and real-time traffic speeds provide a high-impact overview of regional road conditions, while allowing station reporters to fly into traffic hotspots or highlight late-breaking news.
The Beat the Traffic system lets the station produce dynamic, high-value traffic segments that give viewers the information they need to make smart decisions, such as what time to leave or what route to take, said KABB-TV news director Greg Koelfgen.For more information, visit www.trianglesoftware.com or www.beatthetraffic.com.