PR — NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading
global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based
solutions announces the availability of NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns(TM) in
Germany. This is the first NAVTEQ traffic product available in Europe and
marks the beginning of a dedicated effort to expand NAVTEQ’s content-rich,
high-quality traffic information outside of North America.
NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns is a historical database with information about
the average traffic flow velocity for specific sections of roadways, and
enables more accurate navigation calculations so drivers can avoid typical
congestion areas and rely on more accurate arrival time estimates. NAVTEQ
Traffic Patterns has the capability to calculate the most ideal route based on
historical traffic flow patterns, which change for various times of the day as
well as days of the week. NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns is a unique traffic product
in that the traffic data actually functions as an attribute as the NAVTEQ map.
Since it relies on historical data, it can be immediately integrated into
systems compiling our map database.
For commuters, emergency service providers and surface vehicle fleets,
NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns will provide routing information to avoid
traffic-congested areas, improve arrival time estimates based on likely
traffic conditions at the time of day and day of the week, and reduce fuel
NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns for Germany includes:
— Launched with nearly 200,000 kilometers of roads in Germany, including
more than 90% of the largest and most heavily traveled roads in more than
15 major urban areas
— Five traffic models (Monday, Tuesday-Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
Sunday) which provide the most relevant historical traffic information
available for specific travel days
— 24-hour speed values in one-hour increments, which provide the most
relevant historical traffic information for specific times of day
— Coverage from the largest major freeways down to smaller neighborhood
roads, resulting in optimal detours and city routing
In North America, the NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns product covers over 910,000
miles across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.
"Customers have been asking for us to expand our very successful NAVTEQ
Traffic solutions outside of North America, and our launch of NAVTEQ Traffic
Patterns in Germany marks the beginning of a dedicated effort to offer
European commuters quality traffic information that will save them time and
money," said Howard Hayes, Vice President, Traffic for NAVTEQ.