NAVTEQ expands traffic coverage in Canada

NAVTEQ has announced a significant expansion of NAVTEQ Traffic real-time traffic coverage in Canada.

With these enhancements, NAVTEQ Traffic coverage for Canada has doubled to encompass more than 13 million people, or more than 40 percent of Canada’s total population.

NAVTEQ Traffic is now available in seven of Canada’s major metro areas, including: Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Vancouver, British Columbia; Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario and Quebec; Hamilton, Ontario; St. Catharines-Niagara Ontario; and Oshawa, Ontario.

This recent expansion more than doubles the number of Canadian markets previously covered by NAVTEQ, and is part of a significant expansion effort to provide Canadian commuters the comprehensive real-time traffic information they demand.

NAVTEQ Traffic was the first in North America to commercially deliver real-time personalized traffic linked to the map in a navigation system in 2004, and continues its leadership by delivering accurate, robust traffic information to millions of consumers in North America through a wide variety of distribution channels.

Traffic information sources include GPS probe data, as well as fixed sensor data points from government and other sensors. NAVTEQ-collected historical data, traffic camera information and combined incident and flow data are also important components of the NAVTEQ Traffic offering. Additionally, GPS data from Nokia handsets will be integrated into NAVTEQ Traffic by the end of 2009.

Source: NAVTEQ.

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