Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet/wireless, government and business solutions, and Mobility Technologies, a provider of real-time traffic and transportation information and services, are collaborating on a four-city trial of Navigation Technologies' real-time traffic data solution for North America. The trial is currently underway in Chicago, Los Angeles,New York and Detroit.Navigation Technologies has developed a traffic data solution designed to aggregate the data of multiple g traffic data providers, like MobilityTechnologies, to provide the highest quality real-time traffic information. The solution allows the information to be packaged for delivery to vehicles and wireless handheld devices to help drivers in North America make smart routing decisions.According to Navigation Technologies, the solution is uniquely designed to provide detailed traffic information aggregated specifically for navigation applications. Itcan receive multiple sources and types of information from incident (accidents, stalled vehicles, etc.) and flow (speed and movement of traffic) to weather and events. The information is merged with NAVTECH(R) map data through a data integration process for delivery to an in-vehicle navigation system, PDA or mobile phone through a wireless signal.Navigation Technologies says its traffic data solution employs an inclusive, flexible architecture that is scalable to multiple data providers and markets.Mobility Technologies' Traffic Pulse(R) traffic incident and flow data are key enablers of Navigation Technologies' four-city traffic trial, according to the companies. "From digital technology at roadside to Web-based delivery applications, Traffic Pulse Networks is changing the way traffic content is broadcast and sponsored," Navigation Technologies said in a statement.Navigation Technologies first demonstrated a North American traffic data solution in October 2002 at the 9th World Congress on IntelligentTransportation Systems (ITS), the global conference and exhibition on transportation technology.About Navigation Technologies
Navigation Technologies creates digital maps that power navigation and location-based services around the world.The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and is privately held. The company's approximately 1,300 employees are in more than 100 offices in 17 countries.For more information, visit www.navtech.com
NAVTECH is a registered trademark of Navigation Technologies Corp. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.About Mobility Technologies
Mobility Technologies(R) (www.mobilitytechnologies.com
), headquarteredin Wayne, Pa., provides traffic and transportation security information products and services.Through its Traffic Pulse collection andprocessing technologies, Mobility supplies highly differentiated information products and services to a customer base that includes more than 100 radio and TV stations (through its Traffic Pulse Networks group), commercial fleets, wireless carriers, consumers and government agencies.In partnership with the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), Mobility is deploying a traffic data collection and processing infrastructure in major markets to provide traffic congestion information viabroadcast, Web and telephone delivery.