CHICAGO, April 29, 2204 — NAVTEQ, a global provider of digital map data for in-vehicle, Internet/wireless, government and business solutions, announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Mobility Technologies, a provider of real-time traffic and transportation information and services, to integrate Mobility Technologies’ Traffic Pulse®
data into its NAVTEQ Trafficà¢â€ž- solution for North America.
Mobility Technologies provides high quality traffic data for the most populous cities in the United States and is one of the premium traffic data services NAVTEQ is integrating to deliver NAVTEQ Traffic. NAVTEQ Traffic for North America enables in-vehicle navigation systems to provide personalized, real-time information for a driver’s chosen route*. Through a unique data gathering, aggregation and quality-tested process, this solution links up-to-the minute traffic information to map data and enables wireless transmission direct to the navigation system.
NAVTEQ has been collaborating with Mobility Technologies on the development of NAVTEQ Traffic for the last two years, teaming to deliver both trial data and the commercial solution. Mobility Technologies’ Traffic Pulse product offers traffic information — planned incidents (such as road construction), unplanned incidents (such as accidents and disabled vehicles) and flow (speed and movement of traffic) data — critical to the delivery of a real-time, personalized traffic solution.
“Mobility Technologies has years of experience delivering the type and quality of traffic data essential to serving NAVTEQ’s customers. Working with Mobility and other traffic data suppliers, NAVTEQ Traffic will positively impact drivers’ experience with their navigation systems,” commented John MacLeod, Executive Vice President — Global Marketing & Strategy for NAVTEQ.
“Mobility is always keen to identify opportunities to partner with different industry leaders in order to find new ways to bring the power of our Traffic Pulse products to consumers and businesses. NAVTEQ Traffic represents one of those opportunities, and we are excited to partner with NAVTEQ to enable this truly revolutionary solution,” said Robert N. Verratti, CEO — Mobility Technologies.
* NAVTEQ Traffic will be available in the following 20 markets on select 2005 vehicles:
Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco/Oakland, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington DC.
About Mobility Technologies
Mobility Technologies (www.mobilitytechnologies.com), headquartered in Wayne, PA, provides traffic and transportation security information products and services. Through its distinctive Traffic Pulse collection and processing technologies, Mobility supplies highly differentiated information products and services to a customer base that includes over 100 radio and 26 TV stations through its Traffic Pulse Networks ® media group, commercial fleets, wireless carriers, consumers and government agencies. In partnership with USDOT and other stakeholders, Mobility is deploying a traffic data collection and processing infrastructure in major markets to provide traffic congestion
information via broadcast, Web and telephone delivery.
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices and Internet-based mapping applications. 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 1,400 employees located in over 100 offices in 20 countries.