Tele Atlas has revealed results of tests that show Tele Atlas maps of the United States, Canada and Mexico rate highest in terms of quality and reliability, and in certain markets are up to 10% more accurate than competing maps.
Tele Atlas quality testing uses a process certified by the TÜV SÜD, a leading global testing and inspection organization with 14,000 experts providing consulting, testing, certification and training services at more than 600 locations in Europe, North America and Asia.
Road tests were conducted in the last year in randomly selected markets, covering 50 routes and 300 miles in each market and using the latest commercially available GPS devices from two leading brands. Tests based on the processes certified by the TÜV SÜD focused on the three questions that determine map accuracy:
• Destination availability; can users find any address or point of interest (POI) they want in the system?
• Routing calculation and guidance; are users routed to their destination without problems?
• Destination accuracy; do users arrive at the door of the exact address or POI selected?
The results are that Tele Atlas maps are rated highest because they have the most addresses and POIs and the most accurate routes, helping drivers save time and money. In the United States, Tele Atlas maps won in two-thirds of tested markets. In Canada and Mexico, Tele Atlas maps were more accurate in every tested market.
TÜV SÜD’s audit of the Tele Atlas test methodology included an evaluation of the company’s processes for gathering, sampling and validating data. Tele Atlas’ tests are designed to adhere to the certified processes and to assess overall performance of a map database from the user’s perspective. The same test methods have been incorporated by many of the world’s leading car manufacturers.
Source: Tele Atlas.