Agreement Delivers Freshest Maps of US for Accurate Mobile Resource Tracking Solutions
LEBANON, N.H. & SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — (BUSINESS WIRE) — November 19, 2009 — Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, and QA Technologies, a leading-edge telematics company providing innovative fleet management solutions, have announced a multi-year license agreement whereby QA Technologies will use Tele Atlas maps and location content to power its fleet monitoring and management systems.
Through the agreement, QA Technologies fleet management solutions will leverage Tele Atlas digital maps and Address Points for the United States. These products provide users with exact street name and address, zip codes, longitude and latitude and other critical information to allow for accurate, efficient location-based vehicle tracking. With Tele Atlas maps and content, QA Technologies’ fleet vehicle tracking service can report vehicle locations to the nearest address and provide a summary of each vehicle’s data, including total daily running time, number of stops and improved dispatching.
“As we strive to provide flexible fleet management solutions for both major enterprises and the millions of independent truck drivers, we are excited to work with Tele Atlas to leverage the newest maps and content,” said Brock Eidem, CEO, QA Technologies. “By ensuring our tools have the most powerful location content, we can enable our customers to save fuel costs and increase the visibility and efficiency of their mobile workers, which will also help to improve customer service.”
“With lower consumer spending, reduced freight volumes and volatile fuel prices, trucking companies have increasingly invested in fleet management systems to maximize their efficiency,” said Jonathon Husby, Vice President of Automotive, Transportation and Telematics, Tele Atlas. “By working with QA Technologies and supporting the company’s expansion into new industries, we can enable cost-effective solutions that help mobile enterprises be more competitive and improve profitability.”
QA Technologies offers two core fleet management solutions, AccutrAVL and AccutreQ.net, along with recently released AccuFreight.net. AccutrAVL’s fleet knowledge tools are designed to fit commercial service fleets by providing owners with real-time, downloadable reports to identify expenditures. The AccutreQ.net enterprise software and reporting system provides a full suite of features designed for less-than-truckload (LTL), truck load and multi modal carriers. It builds on the AccutrAVL offering with additional reporting and functionality and provides automated electronic driver logs, tracks fuel consumption, and allows for real-time communication with drivers.
QA Technologies’ AccuFreight.net is designed for the independent truck driver market and to help improve the shipping industry as a whole. It helps create a nationwide network to link freight brokers with independent drivers, communicating which trucks are loaded or unloaded and allowing them to be easily matched to the nearest pick-up or drop-off point. With AccuFreight, managers no longer need to call multiple truck drivers to match shipping routes, cargos, trailers or schedules and can greatly improve efficiencies.
About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the world’s most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and has offices in 27 countries around the world. Today, Tele Atlas maps are developed with the insight of a community of millions of GPS system users worldwide, who are adding to the company’s unmatched network of sources to track and validate changes in real time, and deliver the best digital maps and dynamic content. For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com or http://investors.tomtom.com/index.cfm.Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V. (AEX: TOM2).
About QA Technologies
QA Technologies is a leading-edge telematics company providing innovative fleet management solutions to all segments of the transportation industry. The company’s best in class reporting systems are designed to provide management with data required to increase fleet efficiencies. QA Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of DynaVenture Corp, an engineering solutions company with roots going back over 60 years. For more information, visit www.qatechnologies.com.
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