Tele Atlas, a worldwide provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information in the United States, and TomTom®, a provider of personal navigation systems based on Microsoft® Windows® Powered Pocket PCs, have announced that the two companies have extended their relationship worldwide to include map data and products for North America.
Tele Atlas' says its turn-by-turn map data enhances TomTom's Navigator product with greater functionality and improved ease of use. Handheld users are provided with maps, routing, and driving directions for both business and lifestyle decisions.
"We are pleased that TomTom has decided to expand its relationship with us to include North America," said George Fink, president of Tele Atlas North America, Inc. and statutory director of Tele Atlas N.V. in the function of chief operating officer of Tele Atlas worldwide. "Working with an industry leader like TomTom represents a great opportunity for us to demonstrate the benefits of Tele Atlas' latest, fully attributed turn-by-turn map data for the personal navigation industry. We look forward to continuing to provide TomTom with our world-class, global mapping content to enhance its personal navigation solution."
In announcing the new agreement, Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom, commented, "By globally extending our relationship with Tele Atlas, TomTom's Navigator product has become even stronger. Now, Pocket PC users in North America can enjoy the benefits provided by Tele Atlas' highly detailed turn-by-turn digital maps, ensuring a consistent, personalized experience."
About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas is a provider of digital maps. Its North American subsidiary is based in Menlo Park, California. The company says it enables its customers' successes through leadership in delivering both digital maps and real-time traffic information for business and consumer applications. Tele Atlas focuses on providing content to key market sectors including Telematics/Automotive Navigation, Location Based Services (LBS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For more information on Tele Atlas products and services, please visit www.na.teleatlas.com
TomTom is a global provider of software for handheld computers and mobile phones. TomTom's products offer mobile users a range of travel solutions. TomTom was founded in 1991 in The Netherlands and has offices in Amsterdam, London, and Concord, Massachusetts. The company's products are sold through a distribution network of retailers in more than 15 countries. To learn more about TomTom, visit www.tomtom.com