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Billoo Development and Telenor Connexion join forces to begin the testing of the largest real-time traffic data collection ever undertaken in Europe

Press Release   •  Nov 04, 2010 12:40 GMT

Field tests conducted by Billoo Development and Telenor Connexion confirm the capacity of Billoo’s solution to process in real-time data sent by millions of vehicles moving simultaneously. Data which are essential to governments and citizens alike.

Billoo Development, the number one road mobility management developer and Telenor Connexion, the leading global M2M provider, today presented the results of successful field tests with the Billoo solution.

As a result the two companies will now begin to collect and monitor the largest real-time traffic data ever undertaken in Europe.

Careful monitoring of road mobility management is a key issue for any government today. This encompasses a number of disciplines that are fundamental to the success of a modern-day government administration, i.e. economics, ecology, safety, national infrastructure and tax resources.

Combining real-time road mobility management with the collection of a mileage tax promotes toll collection based on a “right of use” policy rather than one based on the “consumption of non-renewable energies”. This in turn contributes to a European/worldwide “green and sustainable environmental policy”.

– Road mobility management in real-time at a single country level, is subject to massive constraints: telecommunication infrastructures must be adapted to data interchange and the system’s capacity must efficiently monitor and store enormous amounts of data traffic. Field tests are therefore critical particularly when taking into account the management of vehicles moving near boundaries or crossing them, says Pablo Contreras, Global Business Development Executive at Telenor Connexion.

Large field trials simultaneous across several countries were conducted successfully. They confirm the accuracy of the simulators used during laboratory testing, and all results obtained to date regarding the quantity and speed of data processed including for vehicles moving in urban areas.

– This opens the door to the last step in the Billoo solution testing. Thanks to Telenor Connexion’s global M2M connectivity, Billoo and Telenor Connexion have been able to join forces to begin the collection and monitoring in real-time of the largest traffic data ever undertaken in Europe, says Philip van der Heijden, CEO of Billoo Development BV.

Billoo has designed its own technology to process all data generated by millions of travelling vehicles, independently of their number and traffic variations. The solution is based on GPS/GPRS technologies and has been developed from inception. Successful results have been achieved by exchanging data between vehicles and the Billoo computing centre in a bi-directional manner and by analyzing this data in real time.

According to the report “Smart Phones in Cars - In-Vehicle Infotainment Upside Down!” from Frost & Sullivan, there is an enormous potential and fast development in Location Based Services, and road mobility management solutions are a cornerstone to this progress.

For more information, please contact:
Jean-Marie Carrara, Product Development Director, Billoo Development BV
info@billoopass.com, +31 70 356 22 37.

Kristina Grandin, PR and Communications, Telenor Connexion
kristina.grandin@telenor.com, +46 734 417 415. 

About Billoo® Development BV
Billoo® is the only company in the world to have developed a global sustainable road mobility management solution that is especially suited for application to an unlimited number of vehicles moving simultaneously within the entire national road network of any given country.
The Billoo® solution can be deployed quickly and represents the most cost effective solution available to drivers and governments alike.
The Billoo® solution is wholly-owned and its operation is subcontracted to some of the best known companies in the world. For more information, please visit www.billoopass.com.
Billoo® and Billoopass® are trademarks.

About Telenor Connexion
Telenor Connexion is a leading global provider of embedded connectivity for business and life critical applications. Companies in industries as diverse as automotive, security, utilities and fleet management are implementing embedded connectivity solutions to achieve productivity gains, cost management, environmental improvement and expand customer services. With more than 10 years of experience, Telenor Connexion is a reliable partner, understanding and dedicated our customers’ business.
Telenor Connexion provides international, cost-effective M2M (machine-to-machine) communication solutions to a number of global customers such as Volvo, Daimler and Securitas Direct.
According to leading industry analyst Berg Insight Telenor is “the most advanced mobile operator in the area of M2M” and also “the dominant provider of wireless M2M connectivity”.
Telenor Connexion is wholly owned by Telenor Group, the world’s sixth largest mobile operator. Telenor Group is an international provider of high quality tele, data and media communication services with mobile operations in 13 markets across the Nordic region, Central and Eastern Europe and in Asia.
For more information, please visit www.telenorconnexion.com

 

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