Teletrac adds Navteq traffic data

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Navteq, a global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, announced an agreement with Teletrac, Inc., a supplier of fleet management, navigation and vehicle diagnostic solutions, to provide Navteq map data and Navteq Traffic for Teletrac’s Fleet Director Turn-By-Turn (TBT) navigation system.

In addition to utilizing Navteq map data in their navigation products, Teletrac will be a contributing supplier of GPS probe data for Navteq’s exclusive use as a map data and traffic services supplier. The Teletrac real- time probe data feed extends Navteq Traffic probe coverage in the U.S. providing the highest frequency of updating in the industry today. Navteq Traffic products are created from sources such as proprietary and government sensors, proprietary incident data, and probe data that offer comprehensive end-to-end traffic solutions.

“This deal will enhance the products of Teletrac and NAVTEQ and will give us a platform for working together in the future,” said Tim Van Cleve, Teletrac COO. “In addition, we are delighted to supply NAVTEQ with our high-quality probe data to expand upon their existing traffic data sources.”

TBT provides speed-calibrated, real-time, turn-by-turn, verbal directions to guide drivers to their selected destinations. Navteq map data will provide dispatchers with real-time information on the location and availability status of each fleet vehicle. Navteq Traffic will be offered as an add-on feature to TBT, providing drivers and dispatchers with real-time traffic information.