Wednesday, October 07, 2009

NAVTEQ Transport Expands to Canada

NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, announced today at the 2009 American Trucking Associations Management Conference that it has enhanced its NAVTEQ Transport coverage to include the major highway network across the entire country of Canada.

NAVTEQ Transport is a set of navigable attributes included in the NAVTEQ Map specifically designed for trucks and large vehicles. These attributes enable NAVTEQ customers to develop a wide range of solutions to support the transportation and logistics industry for both truck management and the truck navigation. Content includes physical and legal restrictions such as height and weight, warnings, HAZMAT information and Points of Interest unique to the trucking industry.

Because NAVTEQ Transport is part of the highly accurate NAVTEQ map, it simplifies the application development process and supports quality truck management and navigation tools. Additionally, NAVTEQ's single global data specification design element strategy provides the foundation for applications that can cross country boundaries, further simplifying the development process for multi-national applications.

Known for its quality maps, NAVTEQ collects up to 260 attributes for its map, including Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) attributes that when used in either adaptive cruise control systems or in-cab navigation devices, can lead to significant fuel savings. ADAS attributes that can affect savings include slope and height data, traffic signals, railroad crossings and intersections. Research indicates these attributes support fuel savings when used to project upcoming changes in the terrain enabling adaptation of driving and vehicle behavior to optimize fuel consumption. Additionally, recently shared NAVTEQ proprietary research highlighted the fact that regular use of a navigation system can increase fuel efficiency by 12%.

The leading suppliers to the trucking industry are providing high-quality navigation systems that support accurate turn-by-turn navigations for Class 6-8 trucks. And trucking companies that adopt in-vehicle navigation have the opportunity to increase their profitability and maintain a competitive advantage.

“These leading companies recognize that truck navigation can provide a significant return on fuel economy, high driver satisfaction and increased fleet efficiency,” commented Roy Kolstad, vice president, Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. “NAVTEQ is proud we are providing the industry with the high quality data needed to support these applications.”

In Canada all NAVTEQ Transport content for the major highways has been verified. In the United States, coverage and verification includes all major highways and down to the last mile in dozens of high population counties. To further support the development of quality truck industry applications, NAVTEQ provides technical customer support to assist customers with integrating its map and truck attributes into their applications.


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