NAVTEQ Expands Coverage of NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns(TM) in Europe

Comprehensive traffic database now available in nine countries in Europe

CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, announced the availability of NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns in nine countries in Europe.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns, launched in 2008 with coverage in Germany, the United Kingdom and France, has added coverage in six countries including: Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Monaco and Andorra.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns is a robust traffic database that includes typical traffic speeds on nearly 600,000 kilometers of primary and secondary roads across Europe, including nearly 90 percent of the most heavily traveled roads in Europe, including roads in Berlin, London, Paris and Rome. NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns provides accurate, uninterrupted and seamless information for typical traffic conditions and offers drivers continuous traffic coverage as they travel from one country to the next.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns gives product developers and service providers a reliable, easy-to-use data set for a variety of smart-routing applications. Routing capabilities utilizing NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns give commuters the information they need to decide when and how to avoid typically congested areas. From commuters to emergency service providers, NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns enables more accurate route planning and improves trip time estimates based on likely traffic conditions.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns is created using multiple years' observations from GPS probe and sensor data, which is aggregated, verified and then matched to traffic location codes.

GPS data from Nokia handsets will be integrated into NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns European solution by the end of 2009, in all nine countries.

NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns also includes:

    --  Seven daily traffic models covering each day of the week
    --  24-hour speed values in 15-minute intervals, which provide the most
        reliable traffic information for specific times of day
    --  Coverage from the largest major motorways down to smaller neighborhood
        roads, resulting in optimal city routing

"NAVTEQ is committed to offering the best-in-class traffic services in Europe," commented Andreas Erwig, head of product management for NAVTEQ Traffic, Europe. "Our customers demand the highest-quality, comprehensive traffic solutions available, and with the addition of Nokia's extensive data and additional geographic coverage, NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns provides accurate traffic information that will save European travelers time and money."

About NAVTEQ

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,400 employees located in 192 offices and in 43 countries.

NAVTEQ and NAVTEQ Traffic Patterns are trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.

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SOURCE NAVTEQ

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