Trafficmaster Plc’s technology for telling drivers where they are and warning them of adverse road conditions has been adopted for Germany by Mannesmann AG company Mannesmann Autocom. The Milton Keynes company has grented Mannesmann an exclusive 12-year licence to develop a Trafficmaster network throughout Germany and says the agreement represents a longer term financial opportunity and supports its strategy of implementing its technology on an OEM basis throughout Europe. Mannesmann Autocom is a major supplier of in-car instrumentation to the German motor industry. Trafficmaster relies on a network of infra-red sensors placed every two to three miles on motorways or Autobahns. The sensors feed information to a control centre, which then transmits information to in-car screens or computerised speech technology.