INRIX provides real-time traffic information based on automated fleet vehicle reports, road sensors and crowd sourced information from individuals using their apps. Data from individuals’ apps are sent anonymously to provide traffic speed data for specific locations.

The INRIX Traffic for Windows Phone 7 app is getting a major version bump today to 2.0. It introduces three new features:

1. Traffic Forecasts: Look up to 8 hours ahead to see what you can expect when you hit the road. Nobody likes to be late and this feature helps drivers determine the best time to leave based on how traffic conditions are expected to impact travel times.

Forecasts are based on INRIX’s preditive algorithms that includes factors such as current traffic conditions, day of the week, season, holidays and related days, current and forecasted weather, accidents and road construction, as well as other events such as school schedules, major sporting events and concerts.

2. Quick Reporting: Report accidents and police activity along your route to help other drivers save time and travel safely.

3. Landscape Mode: For additional versatility based on viewing preference.

INRIX Traffic 2.0 for Windows Phone is a free app available from the Microsoft App Marketplace.