Press Release Summary:
Available for GPS navigation applications, NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile(TM) provides continuously updated, average traffic flow speed as well as incident and construction information for 67 metropolitan U.S. markets. Service utilizes Telmap Navigator turn-by-turn navigation software, and is distributed via cellular network providers.
Original Press Release:
NAVTEQ Launches Dynamic Traffic Content for Mobile Networks
Telmap to Demonstrate Real-Time Traffic Data at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment
CHICAGO, Sept. 11 -- NAVTEQ (NYSE:NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, today announced the availability of NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile(TM). This service provides continuously updated, average traffic flow speed as well as incident and construction information for 67 major metropolitan U.S. markets. NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile is available for GPS navigation applications, distributed via cellular network providers seeking subscriber relevant products and services.
Telmap, developer of the Telmap Navigator turn-by-turn navigation software, is a provider of the technology that delivers NAVTEQ's Traffic Mobile information to the user's navigation system. Telmap Navigator will be exhibited on various mobile devices and platforms at NAVTEQ's booth during the 2006 CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment convention opening today in Los Angeles. Telmap is the first company demonstrating NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile.
"Working with innovative and creative companies such as Telmap allows NAVTEQ to continue to offer relevant, compelling content to our wireless customers and their subscribers," said Howard Hayes, Vice President of Dynamic Content, NAVTEQ.
"We have developed the technology to deliver real-time traffic data to a mobile navigation system because traffic is a critical part of the driver's experience," said Tali Zv, Vice President of Research and Development, Telmap. "NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile showcases our ability to provide traffic information seamlessly."
NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile is commercially available today. For a live demonstration visit booth 618 during the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment show in Los Angeles September 11-15.
Telmap is a leading technology provider of a wide range of innovative applications designed for the mobile mapping and navigation arena. Its server- based solution provides premium content, global geographic coverage, and travel content -- all in real-time. Telmap prides itself on being the creator of some of the most progressive Mapping and Navigation solutions. Over the past six years, it has been enhancing its client/server technology for mapping, content access, routing and navigation. The result: the unique and highly advanced Telmap Navigator solution, which implements Telmap's MOND (Mobile Optimized Navigation Data) technology allowing real-time, data-rich navigation. Telmap's technology leadership has been recognized by numerous industry groups. Recent awards include being named a "2006 Technology Pioneer" by the World Economic Forum, winning the Red Herring 100 Europe award in 2005, and winning the 'Best Maps' award in the Directions Magazine/Microsoft Corporation 2004 Web Mapping Contest. Telmap was founded in 2000, and is headquartered in Israel, with offices in the US, the UK and Finland. Its worldwide base of customers and partners includes numerous leading cellular operators and handset manufacturers. Telmap is a member of the Science Navigation Group. For more information, please visit www.telmap.com/ .
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 2,000 employees located in 139 offices in 25 countries. NAVTEQ, NAVTEQ Traffic, and NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile are trademarks in the U.S. and other countries.
CONTACT: Kellie Bourdage, NAVTEQ, +1-312-894-7479, or firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Bob Richter for NAVTEQ, +1-212-802-8588, or email@example.com ; or Corey Gutwillig for Telmap, +1-847-415-9333, or firstname.lastname@example.org