Press Release Summary:
Wirelessly delivered via Radio Data System (RDS) protocol, NAVTEQ Traffic(TM) RDS(TM) links current traffic information to map data and displays information on portable navigation device or PDA. Information enables navigation systems to display personalized, real-time traffic information for chosen route as well as adjacent alternative routes. In addition to acquiring data from multiple sources, solution aggregates available data such as planned/unplanned incidents and traffic flow.
Original Press Release:
NAVTEQ and CBS RADIO to Broadcast New NAVTEQ Traffic(TM) Service
Real-Time Traffic Data for Navigation Devices Available Via Radio Data System Protocol
CHICAGO, April 10 -- NAVTEQ (NYSE:NVT), a leading global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, and CBS RADIO have teamed up to begin offering a new traffic information service via the Radio Data System (RDS) protocol. Through the use of CBS RADIO's transmission facilities in major metropolitan markets across the country with a combined population of more than 120 million people, NAVTEQ Traffic RDS(TM) is displayed on Portable Navigation Devices (PND) and Personal Digital Assistants (PDA).
RDS traffic information enables navigation systems to display personalized, real-time traffic information for a driver's chosen route and adjacent alternative routes. The new service, NAVTEQ Traffic RDS, links up- to-the minute traffic information to map data and enables wireless transmission directly to a navigation device. NAVTEQ Traffic RDS includes data from multiple sources across the nation, including commercial traffic data from Westwood One's Metro/Shadow, government departments of transportation, police and emergency services, road sensors, cameras and airborne reports. The solution aggregates available data including:
-- Planned incidents (such as construction)
-- Unplanned incidents (such as accidents and disabled vehicles)
-- Traffic flow conditions (slow or stationary traffic)
Traffic professionals in NAVTEQ's 24/7 Operations Center monitor and corroborate traffic information in order to offer the best available FM RDS traffic information in each local NAVTEQ Traffic RDS market.
"As the North American navigation industry continues to gain momentum, the consumer demand for accurate traffic information has also increased," commented John MacLeod, Executive Vice President, NAVTEQ. "NAVTEQ is committed to responding to the needs of our customers, and delivering traffic information via RDS broadcasting enables us to provide our reliable and personally-relevant traffic product to an extended customer base and driving audience."
NAVTEQ Traffic RDS joins NAVTEQ Traffic, creating a portfolio of real- time, dynamically delivered content products.
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 1,900 employees located in 131 offices in 23 countries.
NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries.
About CBS RADIO
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 179 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation's top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also has made aggressive moves to converge new and traditional media through creative programming and advanced delivery methods, including online streaming, HD Radio and podcasting. In May 2005, CBS RADIO launched the world's first podcast programmed radio station, KYOURADIO. Additionally, CBS Radio is home to 29 of the country's leading sports franchises amongst MLB, the NFL, the NBA, the WNBA and the NHL, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Chicago Bears and the Detroit Red Wings. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com/ .
About Westwood One
Westwood One (NYSE:WON) provides over 150 news, sports, music, talk, entertainment programs, features, live events and 24/7 formats. Through its subsidiaries, Metro Networks/Shadow Broadcast Services, Westwood One provides local content to the radio and TV industries including news, sports, weather, traffic, video news services and other information. SmartRoute Systems manages traffic information centers for state and local departments of transportation, and markets traffic and travel content to wireless, Internet, in-vehicle navigation systems and voice portal customers. Westwood One serves more than 5,000 radio stations. Westwood One is managed by CBS RADIO.
CONTACT: Kellie Bourdage of NAVTEQ, +1-312-894-7479, firstname.lastname@example.org ; Bob Richter for NAVTEQ, +1-212-802-8588, email@example.com ; or Karen L. Mateo for CBS RADIO, +1-212-846-7638, firstname.lastname@example.org