TeleNav Shotgun Delivers a Wireless Navigation Experience for Drivers and Business Travelers
Lebanon, NH and Sunnyvale, CA - November 18, 2008 - Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, and TeleNav, Inc., the first company to launch a cell phone GPS navigation service in the U.S., have announced Tele Atlas maps and content will power TeleNav Shotgun™, the company’s first two-way, Internet-connected GPS personal navigation device (PND), also announced today. Through TeleNav Connected ServiceSM, TeleNav Shotgun leverages the wireless network to provide real-time, connected features for business travelers. Designed to help users navigate with ease in unfamiliar environments, TeleNav Shotgun is preloaded with Tele Atlas maps of the United States, including Puerto Rico, and Canada. Tele Atlas will also provide content for the TeleNav Shotgun business directory, which includes millions of points of interest (POIs).
“Using TeleNav Connected Service, TeleNav Shotgun users will not have to worry about downloading new maps or business listings,” said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and senior director of marketing for TeleNav. “Access to up to date maps and POIs from Tele Atlas means business travelers can feel confident when they’re driving in new cities.”
“The navigation industry is evolving to offer more connected options via wireless GPS navigation services and personal navigation devices,” said Jude McColgan, vice president of consumer markets, Tele Atlas. “Tele Atlas’ ability to deliver the most up to date maps and relevant content, enhanced now with community input, and depth of experience in personal navigation will combine with TeleNav’s innovative products for a powerful connected navigation experience. We are pleased to deepen our relationship with TeleNav as it continues to offer solutions in both the mobile and personal navigation arenas.”
TeleNav Shotgun is available immediately via TeleNav’s Web site at www.telenav.com/shotgun.
The launch of TeleNav Shotgun extends the portfolio of TeleNav products and applications that leverage Tele Atlas digital maps and content. Currently, TeleNav GPS Navigator applications featuring Tele Atlas maps are available for mobile devices users through multiple wireless carriers in the U.S.
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 more than 2,000 staff at offices in 24 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. Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V.
About TeleNav Inc.
TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the United States. Deployed by 15 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). Currently, the company’s solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.
TeleNav’s solutions include GPS navigation, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), asset GPS tracking, social networking and local search. The company’s flagship product, TeleNav GPS Navigator™, is comparable to in-car systems found in luxury vehicles, offering a superior experience with functionality such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, lowest-price fuel finder and more. TeleNav’s enterprise application, TeleNav Track, incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over 9,000 customer organizations using it today.
TeleNav products are available on more than 450 wireless devices and run on all major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav’s partners include Sprint Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Qwest, SouthernLINC Wireless, Rogers, Bell Mobility, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile Austria, China Mobile, Vivo Brazil, Telcel, NII Holdings, Research In Motion (RIM), Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, LG, Palm, HTC, Hewlett Packard, Nokia, Tele Atlas, deCarta, INRIX, Qualcomm and SiRF Technology Holdings.
For more information on TeleNav, please visit www.telenav.com.
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