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NAVTEQ has announced that its real-time Traffic information has been extended to six new countries ‚ including South Africa. NAVTEQ’s Traffic information service brings drivers real-time traffic data, allowing them to make informed decisions on alternate routes.

NAVTEQ, global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announced that its global coverage of NAVTEQ Traffic real-time information service now spans to six new countries including South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, Spain and United Arab Emirates. NAVTEQ Traffic is now available in 23* countries.

Whether drivers are facing four rush hours in Barcelona or driving in Moscow, one of the most congested cities in the world, they need access to details on current traffic conditions so they can make more informed routing and re-routing decisions.

NAVTEQ aggregates data from a comprehensive range of sources including one of the world’s largest compilations of both commercial and consumer probe data: the world’s largest fixed proprietary sensor network: event-based data collected from bodies such as the police force, emergency services and road charge organisations: and billions of historical data records collected over the past eight years. Unique, proprietary technology is used to integrate, process and transmit traffic information.

With the dramatic growth of GPS data collected from millions of handsets and connected in-car and PND devices, NAVTEQ has been able to accelerate expansion and offer accurate coverage not only on motorways and main roads, but also on secondary roads in urban centers.

‚NAVTEQ Traffic is helping people and goods move faster and more efficiently across the global landscape,‚ said Howard Hayes, senior vice president, NAVTEQ Traffic.

NAVTEQ’s expansion plans remain ambitious and the company will continue to take NAVTEQ Traffic into new countries and territories around the world.

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