Mentor Engineering to use Tele Atlas digital maps

Mentor Engineering announced that it has signed an agreement with Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions. Through the agreement, Tele Atlas will provide digital maps for Mentor’s navigation software packages, including Mentor Streets, Mentor IntelliFleet and the navigation module of Mentor Ranger.

Tele Atlas says its digital maps bring many benefits to Mentor clients, including the addition of points of interest and landmarks, as well as map organization by county, allowing clients to utilize only the map area of interest to them, the company says.

Mentor Streets is a comprehensive fixed-route software package designed to enable accurate answers to “Where’s my bus?” questions, improved access to real-time route and schedule information, and more efficient dispatching. Mentor Streets includes modules for in-vehicle mobile computing, computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location, incident management and schedule and route adherence.

In addition to Streets, Mentor Ranger — a rugged in-vehicle mobile computer — now uses Tele Atlas digital maps in its navigation module, which provides turn-by-turn directions to drivers.

Mentor IntelliFleet is an automated dispatch system designed to deal with day-to-day operational realities of taxi organizations. The modularly designed software suite provides call takers, dispatchers and system administrators with a comprehensive set of tools to help them perform their jobs more efficiently and accurately, the company says.