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inrixLAS VEGAS — Audi is expanding its partnership with INRIX, announcing plans to integrate the Kirkland-based traffic technology company’s real-time traffic information into navigation systems in Audi vehicles in North America.

It’s the first time the automaker has integrated the INRIX XD system into navigation systems in the U.S. The INRIX real-time traffic information system has been available in Audi vehicles in Europe for a few years. The system will be available in cars arriving at U.S. dealerships later this month.

INRIX also offers real-time fuel price information and parking availability services in Audi vehicles around the world.

This is part of a crush of connected car announcements expected starting today at CES in Las Vegas from a wide variety of automakers and technology companies.

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