Next-Generation Navigation Solution First to Integrate NAVTEQ Traffic(TM) and NAVTEQ Transport(TM)
CHICAGO -- NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, today announced that Teletrac, a provider of fleet management systems, will integrate NAVTEQ Traffic and NAVTEQ Transport in its newly enhanced Fleet Director product. Fleet Director is the first automated fleet management navigation system to leverage both NAVTEQ solutions in one robust enterprise offering. Teletrac already uses NAVTEQ(R) map data for North America.
The latest evolution in mobile resource management from Teletrac, Fleet Director, combines the requisites of a GPS-based commercial vehicle tracking and fleet management system with the added features of traffic and trucking attributes. Dynamic turn-by-turn routing capabilities allow fleet operators the freedom to navigate streets with the assistance of voice prompts, taking into account real-time traffic conditions and road characteristics specific to the transportation industry.
"Teletrac is committed to providing solutions that leverage the latest technology to improve productivity and a company's bottom line," commented Tim Van Cleve, COO, Teletrac. "We realized there was an opportunity to offer unique benefits for the transport industries by integrating real-time traffic with a solution centered on truck-specific routing attributes to provide unique benefits for the transport industries."
With NAVTEQ Traffic ML, drivers receive continuously updated real-time traffic information in 78 markets across the U.S. and Canada. Notification of incidents and congestion alerts drivers about potential traffic delays and helps avoid traffic problems.
Additionally, this enhanced system utilizes NAVTEQ Transport truck attributes. With the inclusion of NAVTEQ Transport, fleet managers can route trucks away from low-clearance areas and streets that their vehicles cannot maneuver, helping to reduce incidents and minimize out-of-route miles. NAVTEQ Transport provides road attributes that directly affect truck routing such as legal restrictions, physical restrictions and preferred truck routes.
"NAVTEQ is pleased to collaborate with Teletrac on the next-generation Fleet Director system," said Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "The breadth of traffic and truck-specific routing information offered in this unique solution will truly revolutionize the way that fleet companies run their businesses."
Teletrac plans to have the product available within 3Q 2008.
Teletrac, Inc., based in Garden Grove, California, is the originator of wireless metro vehicle location systems. Today, those local systems have evolved into a nationwide network of wireless services. With over 4,500 commercial customers and over 72,000 units in service, Teletrac continues as an industry leader in coverage and advanced technology.
The company's products give commercial fleet managers the tools to track their fleets' performance, ensure that their employees are meeting productivity goals and fulfilling the needs of their respective customers. The Teletrac Fleet Director(R) system includes an enhanced, active GPS unit for vehicle location tracking, the Prism(TM) onboard data recorder/transmitter, fleet management software and wireless 2-way mobile communications.
Additional modules allow for automated Turn-By-Turn, real-time, voice prompt navigation; automated Hours Of Service with onboard, in-cab display, and real-time, onboard diagnostics using the Vehicle Diagnostics Module. Teletrac's customers include well-known entities such as the City of Houston and several national companies such as Builders First Source, Stewart Stevenson, Mr. Rooter, and many other nationally-franchised businesses.
The company provides nationwide coverage, supported by regional sales and operations centers in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and San Francisco. Teletrac is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Trafficmaster, Plc, the dominant quality traffic information provider in the worldwide telematics market. For more information, please visit Teletrac on the web at http://www.teletrac.net.
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 more than 3,500 employees located in 174 offices and in 32 countries.
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