Navteq updates truck-specific mapping data

Navteq, a global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, recently announced new data types and a harmonized global specification to enhance the functionality of truck routing and logistics planning applications across North America and Western Europe. Navteq Transport enables applications to plan truck-specific routes using the Navteq map to improve efficiency and lower operating costs, the company says.

“With the move many of our customers are making to fewer, larger trucks, truck-specific restriction data has never been more important,” says Cliff Fox, senior vice president for Navteq’s map division. “With the expanded coverage in Europe and new hazardous materials information for North America, Navteq Transport improves the ability of fleet operators, truck drivers and applications to plan approved routes and estimate delivery times more accurately. More efficient routing translates into lower fuel consumption and environmental benefits.”

According to the company, the new Navteq Transport includes:

  • Physical restrictions such as height, weight, width and length;
  • Legal restrictions, including truck-specific turn restrictions and speed limits;
  • Warning information for hills and curves;
  • Transport-specific points of interest; and
  • Hazardous materials restrictions and preferred routes (new for North America).
  • Navteq says it employs more than 700 geographic analysts to collect information in the field and combines this proprietary data with high-quality sources that have been field-verified for accuracy. When combined with Navteq’s proprietarhy Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) data, Navteq Traffic real-time traffic flow and incident data or other products from the Navteq portfolio like Driver Alerts, applications using Navteq Transport can provide a powerful, competitive advantage to its customers — both in the back office and in the cab, the company says.