3 Dec 2013 09:35

Interfax starts carrying Yandex traffic news in its products

Interfax Information Services Group is starting to carry Yandex.Traffic wire news in its professional products.

The Yandex.Traffic wire will be available to all Interfax Group media clients, which include almost all major mass media outlets in Russia.

Yandex.Traffic is a professional service for editors of online publications, radio stations and television channels. The wire provides several dozen text messages per day providing real-time information on unusual events on Moscow roads, unexpected traffic jams or areas free of congestion and the general situation on specific highways.

"Journalists very frequently turn to our press service for analytical information on road congestion. Now we can provide it on a continual basis. Our developers have created a technology that automatically collates and analyzes data on traffic jams and instantly presents the results in text format. Interfax makes it possible to instantly bring this information to news desks since they are already used to receiving it," Yandex media relations manager Elina Staviskaya said.

"We are pleased to partner with Yandex on transmitting their news product. I am confident that our subscribers will find the text service on traffic jams very useful and that it will compliment our city news well," the head of Internet projects at Interfax Group, Yury Pogorely said.

Interfax was founded in 1989, when a group of journalists formed an information agency that became the first nongovernmental channel for the latest political and economic news about the Soviet Union. Interfax subscribers include virtually all media outlets in Russia, as well as the leading international media outlets.

Yandex.Traffic is an analytical center that monitors road congestion in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey. The latest information on the situation on city roads can be accessed through the online service Yandex.Maps or the mobile applications Yandex.Maps and Yandex.Navigator.