INRIX, the Kirkland-based provider of traffic data tools, has signed a multi-million dollar deal with Samsung to put its software inside devices like the Galaxy Note 4 and Gear S.
The partnership, announced at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, will allow Samsung to provide real-time traffic and travel time information into its pre-loaded apps like “Car Mode,” and “Morning! Smart Alarm Clock,” in addition to the “My Places” widget.
The new traffic features will be installed on the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and Gear S smartwatch “just in time for the holidays.”
The deal will also allow Inrix to hire up to 50 new employees over the next year. The company recently landed $55 million from the Porsche family and earlier this month received funding from Intel Capital.