Navigation Technologies, a
provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet/wireless, government
and business solutions, and Iteris, Inc., a provider of real-time
traffic information, 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 says it has developed a traffic data solution designed to
aggregate the data of multiple traffic data providers, like Iteris, to
provide the 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. The
solution is uniquely designed to provide detailed traffic information
aggregated specifically for navigation applications. It can 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.
Iteris' traffic incident and flow data are key enablers of Navigation
Technologies' four-city traffic trial. Iteris develops products and services
to address the safety, security, and management of roadways, facilities, and
networks. Iteris is a provider of real-time traffic information that
includes current traffic speeds, traffic accidents, roadway construction,
travel times, and streaming video traffic cameras.
Navigation Technologies first demonstrated a North American traffic data
solution in October 2002 at the 9th World Congress on Intelligent
Transportation Systems (ITS), the global conference and exhibition on
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 over 100 offices in 17 countries. For more information, visit
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris, Inc., a subsidiary of Odetics, Inc., says it is the technology leader in
systems and sensors that optimize the flow of traffic and enhance driver
safety. Iteris has combined outdoor image processing, traffic engineering,
and information technology to offer a broad range of transportation and safety
solutions. If you are interested in viewing more information on Iteris,
please visit the website at www.iteris.com