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Teletrac Adding Options to Automated Navigation System

Teletrac, Inc. is developing new options for Fleet Director’s automated navigation product. Real-time, fully automated, voice communicated traffic information will be available to supplement the voice prompt, real-time, speed-calibrated driving instructions.

September 08, 2008

Teletrac, Inc. is developing new options for Fleet Director’s automated navigation product. Real-time, fully automated, voice communicated traffic information will be available to supplement the voice prompt, real-time, speed-calibrated driving instructions. Powered by NAVTEQ Traffic™, Fleet Director provides routing information based upon sources such as proprietary and government sensors, proprietary incident data, and probe data. Throughout the trip, the system then monitors traffic conditions and automatically contacts the vehicle if a better route develops due to changing traffic conditions.

Within the Fleet Director system, it is also possible to designate whether a vehicle is a Class 8 truck or not. When a Class 8 tractor is assigned a destination, the software then automatically calculates a route taking into account NAVTEQ Transport™ truck attributes such as height, weight and width restrictions and preferred designated "Truck Routes".

Teletrac is also developing an additional option for destination selection and route loading to allow the driver to input the destination information and activate the download. Using a touch screen monitor, the driver enters the destination address and then activates the download. Teletrac is also pursuing the development of a similar capability for its in-cab Message Display Terminal.

About Teletrac

Teletrac, Inc., based in Garden Grove, California, is the originator of wireless metro vehicle location systems. Today, those local systems have evolved into a nationwide network of wireless services. With over 4,500 commercial customers and over 72,000 units in service, Teletrac continues as an industry leader in coverage and advanced technology. The company’s products give commercial fleet managers the tools to track their fleets’ performance, ensure that their employees are meeting productivity goals and fulfilling the needs of their respective customers.

The Teletrac Fleet Director® system, includes an enhanced, active GPS unit for vehicle location tracking, the Prism™ onboard data recorder/transmitter, fleet management software and wireless 2-way mobile communications. Additional modules allow for automated Turn-By-Turn, real-time, voice prompt navigation; automated Hours Of Service with onboard, in-cab display, and real-time, onboard diagnostics using the Vehicle Diagnostics Module. Teletrac’s customers include well-known entities such as the City of Houston and several national companies such as Builders First Source, Stewart Stevenson, Mr. Rooter, and many other nationally-franchised businesses. The company provides nationwide coverage, supported by regional sales and operations centers in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, and San Francisco. Teletrac is a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of UK-based Trafficmaster, Plc, the dominant quality traffic information provider in the worldwide telematics market. For more information, please visit Teletrac on the web at www.teletrac.net.

About NAVTEQ

NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has more than 3,300 employees located in 174 offices and in 32 countries.

NAVTEQ, NAVTEQ Traffic and NAVTEQ Transport are trademarks in the U.S. and other countries. ©2008. All rights reserved.

 
 

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