Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet / wireless applications and business solutions, and Mobility Technologies, announced their agreement to explore combining Mobility Technologies' traffic incident and flow information with Navigation Technologies' NAVTECH map data as part of a real-time traffic solution. Navigation Technologies is spearheading a traffic solution that leverages the expertise of numerous industry partners to assist drivers by delivering real-time congestion, incident and road condition information directly to in-vehicle navigation systems. "We look forward to partnering with Navigation Technologies to meet the needs of the emerging telematics industry. Our goal is to bring critical information we're collecting and processing in major markets directly to drivers in their cars so they can make informed decisions," said David L. Jannetta, president of Mobility Technologies. The Navigation Technologies solution will provide traffic information collected from numerous sources; combined and merged with NAVTECH map data through a data fusion process. Traffic information will then be delivered to the in-vehicle navigation system through a wireless signal. A demonstration of the traffic solution has been unveiled at Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress in Chicago being held at McCormick Place from October 14-17. "Mobility has proven its ability to deliver high quality traffic information to the marketplace. We are excited about linking live traffic data 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 security information products and services. Mobility, through its Traffic Pulse collection and processing technologies, supplies highly differentiated information products and services to a customer base that includes over 100 radio and TV stations (through its Traffic Pulse Networks group) commercial fleets, wireless carriers, consumers and government agencies. In partnership with USDOT, Mobility is deploying a traffic data collection and processing infrastructure in major markets to provide traffic congestion information via broadcast, Web and telephone delivery. About Navigation Technologies
Navigation Technologies creates the 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 1,200 employees are in over 100 offices in 18 countries.