NAVTEQ enhances Traffic Patterns; announces agreements with MapQuest and Teletrac

NAVTEQ enhances Traffic Patterns; announces agreements with MapQuest and Teletrac

NAVTEQ Traffic PatternsTM North America v3.0 is a significantly updated historic database that includes typical traffic speeds on nearly one million miles of primary and secondary roads across the US, Puerto Rico and Canada.

NAVTEQ Traffic patterns is created using historical observations from GPS probe and sensor data, which is aggregated, verified and then matched to traffic location codes in the NAVTEQ Map database.

Traffic Patterns v3.0 includes:

  • Additional coverage for the US and the inclusion of Puerto Rico and Canada
  • Expanded coverage on high-volume surface roads including interconnecting highways, which provides more alternate routing options
  • Additional probe source data for existing roads (contributing to more than five billion processed GPS probe points)
  • A holiday traffic appendix featuring historical traffic patterns for national holidays in the U.S. and Canada

In other news, in terms of a new agreement between the two companies, MapQuest now has access to all 73 countries in the NAVTEQ map database, as well as future country releases. MapQuest will use NAVTEQ data in both its Internet and mobile applications.

And from the third quarter of 2008, Teletrac will integrate NAVTEQ Traffic and NAVTEQ Transport in its newly enhanced Fleet Director product – the first automated fleet management navigation system to leverage both NAVTEQ solutions in one enterprise offering.

Teletrac already uses NAVTEQ map data for North America.

With NAVTEQ Traffic ML, drivers receive continuously updated real-time traffic information in 78 markets across the US and Canada. Additionally, this enhanced system uses NAVTEQ Transport truck attributes, which provides road attributes that directly affect truck routing such as legal restrictions, physical restrictions and preferred truck routes.

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