NAVTEQ launches real-time traffic info in 11 European countries

NAVTEQ has announced the launch of NAVTEQ Traffic in Europe. NAVTEQ Traffic delivers a single source solution enabling drivers uninterrupted traffic information when crossing borders in 11 countries including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland. NAVTEQ Traffic will also be available in Luxembourg and The Netherlands by the end of 2009.

NAVTEQ Traffic is a comprehensive solution offering delivery of up-to-the minute traffic information to in-vehicle navigation systems, personal navigation devices and mobile phones. 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 for the most accurate arrival time estimates.

NAVTEQ Traffic, an extension of NAVTEQ’s industry-leading German traffic service (NAVTEQ acquired T-Traffic), delivers real-time coverage for the most heavily traveled roads, in the 11 announced countries, which encompasses nearly 300 million people in Western Europe or 77% of the European population.

To deliver the most comprehensive traffic solution, NAVTEQ has selected best-in-class data sources with years of experience in their local markets and access the most comprehensive set of proprietary, government sensors and incident data. NAVTEQ’s consistent data aggregation, modeling capabilities and quality verification enables optimization of country-specific traffic data and the blending of this data into a pan-European offering. In addition, NAVTEQ has begun the process of extending coverage and quality by adding complementary data sources including GPS data from commercial fleets and consumer devices.

GPS data from Nokia handsets will be integrated into NAVTEQ Traffic’s European solution by the end of 2009.

Source: NAVTEQ.

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