Freeway has increased speech quality from the latest in voice chip technology, an increased vocabulary to accommodate a two-year programme of network expansion to trunk roads, plus a greater range at motorway junctions. It operates on a dedicated broadcast frequency to inform drivers of the size and speed of hold-ups on the motorway ahead.
Freeway also allows users to renew their £24 annual airtime subscription literally at the touch of a button via a personal identification number linked to their credit cards. The system will be available in high street electrical stores within the next few weeks priced at £79.99. Meanwhile, VELO is to offer the Freeway system to its fleet management customers at £2.99 a month.