Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet / wirelessapplications and business solutions, and Mobility Technologies, announced their agreement to explore combining MobilityTechnologies' traffic incident and flow information with NavigationTechnologies' NAVTECH map data as part of a real-time traffic solution. Navigation Technologies is spearheading a traffic solution that leveragesthe expertise of numerous industry partners to assist drivers by deliveringreal-time congestion, incident and road condition information directly toin-vehicle navigation systems. "We look forward to partnering with Navigation Technologies to meet theneeds of the emerging telematics industry. Our goal is to bring criticalinformation we're collecting and processing in major markets directly todrivers in their cars so they can make informed decisions," said David L.Jannetta, president of Mobility Technologies. The Navigation Technologies solution will provide traffic informationcollected from numerous sources; combined and merged with NAVTECH map datathrough a data fusion process. Traffic information will then be delivered tothe in-vehicle navigation system through a wireless signal. A demonstration of the traffic solution hasbeen unveiled at Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress inChicago being held at McCormick Place from October 14-17. "Mobility has proven its ability to deliver high quality trafficinformation to the marketplace. We are excited about linking live trafficdata with dynamic navigation," said John MacLeod, Executive Vice President,North American and World Markets, Navigation Technologies Corporation. About Mobility Technologies
Mobility Technologies provides traffic and transportation securityinformation products and services. Mobility, through its TrafficPulse collection and processing technologies, supplies highly differentiatedinformation products and services to a customer base that includes over 100radio and TV stations (through its Traffic Pulse Networks group) commercialfleets, wireless carriers, consumers and government agencies. In partnershipwith USDOT, Mobility is deploying a traffic data collection and processinginfrastructure in major markets to provide traffic congestion information viabroadcast, Web and telephone delivery. About Navigation Technologies
Navigation Technologies creates the digital maps that power navigation andlocation-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company wasfounded in 1985 and is privately held. The company's 1,200 employees are inover 100 offices in 18 countries.