CHICAGO, March 13 // -- NAVTEQ (NYSE:NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has been selected as the provider of pan-European map data for use in an upcoming, innovative Web portal platform from fleet management leader QUALCOMM Incorporated. This new service will provide customers of QUALCOMM's Wireless Business Solutions division with integrated access to all of QUALCOMM's productivity improvement tools and applications, including track and trace management; driver hour management; and trip, load, vehicle and trailer management.
NAVTEQ(R) street-level map data has been integrated into the Webraska Geospatial Platform (SGP4), which in turn powers the Web portal. It encompasses seamlessly connected map databases for Europe, including the new Eastern European GeoCoverage dataset, providing the best coverage for QUALCOMM customers who transport goods throughout Europe. The geospatial platform has been deployed in the QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions Europe headquarters in the Netherlands and supports functionality such as geocoding, reverse- geocoding, routing and points of interest searching.
The product also includes NAVTEQ Transport(TM), which features truck attributes in a specialized dataset of information to optimise the calculation of routes for commercial vehicles. Those attributes include details about physical restrictions, such as the height and width of bridges and tunnels, hazardous materials restrictions, as well as truck and trailer legal restrictions.
"The quality of NAVTEQ maps, coupled with its detailed coverage of Western Europe and continuously improving coverage of Eastern Europe, enables QUALCOMM to be in a stronger position to deliver innovative services to those customers who specialize in regional and international transportation," commented Sjef Van Gool, Managing Director of QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solution Europe. "Customers can benefit from improvements in both productivity and efficiency by accessing all the key information required for day-to-day operations from a single Web portal."
"QUALCOMM serves a broad range of international customers across Europe, including many long-haul transport and logistics companies. Our detailed and seamless pan-European coverage will deliver its full value to such a customer base," said Eric Fumat, Vice President of Business Solutions Europe at NAVTEQ.
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 2,200 employees located in 144 offices in 27 countries.
NAVTEQ and NAVTEQ Transport are trademarks in the U.S. and other countries.
CONTACT: Jennifer Schuh of NAVTEQ, +1-312-894-3913, email@example.com
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