CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ — NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, announced that GPS data from Nokia handsets is now being integrated into NAVTEQ Traffic(TM) products in Europe and North America.
Currently in the initial stages of integration into NAVTEQ Traffic data feeds, Nokia GPS data will first bolster NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns(TM) which enables accurate route planning and improves trip time estimates based on likely, or historic, traffic conditions. By the end of 2009, real-time data will be collected over cellular networks to fuel NAVTEQ Traffic a comprehensive up-to-the minute solution. NAVTEQ Traffic delivers detailed information about the speed that traffic is moving and incidents such as accidents, allowing navigation devices and drivers to make smart routing and re-routing decisions.
The addition of Nokia GPS data, collected from millions of Nokia handsets, will significantly increase the amount of traffic data to provide the most comprehensive coverage throughout Europe and North America. With Nokia GPS data, NAVTEQ Traffic will expand its coverage to include more traffic data collection on main arteries, where traffic data is mainly captured today, as well as broadened coverage of primary and secondary roads.
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,400 employees located in 192 offices and in 43 countries.