NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, announced today from the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) 2007 Education Management Conference and Exhibition that it has been chosen by Maptuit to supply NAVTEQ TRANSPORT(TM) truck attributes for their latest fleet navigation product, NaviGo. NaviGo features real-time mapping and navigation; commercial-grade routing and re-routing; text-to-speech turn-by-turn directions; and a large moving map format as well as a truck-specific dynamic road network.
NAVTEQ TRANSPORT, in conjunction with NAVTEQ(R) map data, provides road attributes that directly affect truck routing. These attributes include legal restrictions, physical restrictions and preferred truck routes. As an example, the detailed data included in NAVTEQ TRANSPORT allows fleet operations to route trucks away from low-clearance areas and streets in which trucks cannot maneuver, helping to reduce incidents and minimize out-of-route miles. Furthermore, by matching routes to road-network reality, NAVTEQ TRANSPORT enables the development of applications that support more accurate route calculations.
"Maptuit's routing capabilities have been demonstrated repeatedly through rigorous tests and trials, with customers ultimately selecting Maptuit as the best solution for their companies. One of our routing solution strengths relies on accurate and reliable digital map data, which we obtain from NAVTEQ. We sought to collaborate with NAVTEQ because of its best-in-class approach to our solutions," said Jeff Papows, Ph.D, President and CEO, Maptuit.
"NAVTEQ is extremely excited to be associated with the best navigation product commercially available for large Class 6-8 trucks," said Roy Kolstad, Vice President and General Manager -- Enterprise, NAVTEQ. "The combination of NAVTEQ's fresh map data and Maptuit's innovative, robust routing application is a tremendous win for commercial fleets."
NAVTEQ is showcasing its NAVTEQ TRANSPORT dataset at the NPTC 2007 Education Management Conference and Exhibition in Indianapolis, booth #511, at the Indiana Convention Center from April 29 through May 1, 2007. Maptuit NaviGo will also be demonstrated within the booth.
About Maptuit Corporation
Founded in 1999, Maptuit Corporation, headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, provides truck specific, real-time, turn-by-turn directions and navigation solutions for the trucking industry, and tracking and traffic services for the transportation and consumer markets. With Maptuit's advanced real-time web services and patented technology, companies benefit from the ability to easily look up addresses, create maps, perform proximity searches, generate optimized routes and provide directions. For more information please visit www.maptuit.com
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 2,800 employees located in 167 offices and in 28 countries.
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