Through this partnership, TrafficCast's real-time and forecast road speed information will provide travel times and support routing decisions for GeoMicro's latest product offering. Mobium, an off-board GPS Navigation application, has previously been deployed with large commercial fleets and GeoMicro is poised to take the product to the broader consumer market. Mobium handles complex dynamic data integration with digital mapping applications, and together with TrafficCast, GeoMicro will bring this expertise to consumers, in particular, the "prosumer" market.
"Consumer GPS needs are growing rapidly and through this partnership, GeoMicro and TrafficCast will deliver up-to-date traffic information to consumers on their mobile devices," said Connie Li, president and CEO of TrafficCast. "Both companies are committed to advancing the technology available to mobile navigation applications, particularly in the challenging area of dynamic data integration. We know that our traffic engineering expertise will support the needs of GeoMicro clients."
Designed for a broad range of traffic information applications and delivery platforms, TrafficCast's Dynaflow models historic traffic patterns, real-time incidents, construction, GPS data, road sensors and weather to project the most comprehensive "red-yellow-green" advisories of road congestion. Until recently, such calculations were only practical in the 30 markets where traditional road sensors are installed. Dynaflow expands the availability of this information, providing traffic information for the top 100 markets in the US.
"GeoMicro was looking for the right partner to provide the traffic information technology we need to deliver a superior mobile navigation solution," said Karim Kaddeche, CTO of GeoMicro. "TrafficCast's industry leading Dynaflow speed data adds significant value to GeoMicro's mobile navigation and LBS offerings."
About TrafficCast International, Inc. TrafficCast International is the leading provider of digital traffic data, with patented software and predictive models to produce route-specific real-time traffic information and travel time forecasts for traditional and emerging traffic information markets. Privately-held, TrafficCast International is a subsidiary of TrafficCast Inc, and is backed by angel and venture capital investors. The company is based in Madison, Wisconsin and has a branch office in Shanghai. For more information, see www.trafficcast.com.
About GeoMicro: Founded in 1997, GeoMicro develops high performance Internet based mapping solutions, setting industry standards in terms of scalability, reliability. GeoMicro's AltaMap(TM) family of products covers the full range of Internet Mapping needs. Cartographic quality maps, and North American geocoding and routing, make AltaMap(TM) the ideal platform for the next generation of location-enabled applications. GeoMicro recently announced a partnership with and investment from AccuWeather, Inc., a leading provider of mobile weather products. For more information see www.geomicro.com. (C) 2008 TrafficCast International, Inc. All rights reserved.