Tele Atlas Furthers Fleet Market Leadership with New Enhancements to Award-Winning Tele Atlas/Logistics Database

Announces New Partnership and Will Showcase Industry-Leading Partner Applications at American Trucking Association Management Conference

LEBANON, N.H., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Tele Atlas , a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for the fleet and logistics market, today announced new product features for its award-winning Tele Atlas/Logistics database to further facilitate safe, legal and efficient routing of restricted vehicles, including extended North American road network coverage. The company also announced expanded leadership in the logistics market, with Terion now leveraging Tele Atlas' digital map data for its commercial fleet management application.

Over one million vehicles -- nearly 75 percent of the technology-driven fleet market -- rely on Tele Atlas' digital map data and location based content for superior tracking, routing and scheduling. Using Tele Atlas/Logistics, recognized as best commercial product in 2006 by Telematics Update, trucking fleets maximize assets, minimize costs associated with out-of-route miles or fines, and improve customer satisfaction with more accurate arrival time estimates.

The new enhancements to Tele Atlas/Logistics include approximately 200 additional U.S. cities and Canadian coverage in 26 top cities. The 200 new U.S. cities feature "last-mile" routing attributes to better enable accurate navigation on local road networks and bring the total U.S. road network coverage to include more than 1,200 cities, the National Network and state roads in all 50 states. The new features of Tele Atlas/Logistics are expected to be available on October 31 and are designed to support industry-leading partner fleet management applications.

Tele Atlas and its leading industry partners will showcase a range of fleet applications at the American Trucking Association (ATA) Management Conference in Dallas, Texas, October 28-31 in booth #214. Applications leveraging Tele Atlas' fresh, rich digital map data and location based content will be demonstrated by Agilis Systems, deCarta, Descartes, Gearworks, Inrix, Lectronix, ObjectFX, ProMiles, Teletrac and UPS Logistics Technologies.

"Tele Atlas has set the industry standard for managing vehicles and mobile workforces with our digital map data by enabling our partners to precisely locate and safely direct their resources," said Dana Fenner, Tele Atlas Fleet & Logistics market director. "Working with innovative solution providers such as Terion, we continue to demonstrate our fleet market leadership and commitment to delivering the highest-quality logistics solutions."

Tele Atlas' fleet and logistics solutions arm commercial fleets with navigation information designed to optimize routing efficiency and is specific to a range of service and heavy transport vehicles, including traffic information and truck-specific points of interest (POIs) such as appropriate service stations and truck stops. Through a partnership with dynamic geospatial software provider ObjectFX, trailer fleet management systems industry leader Terion leverages Tele Atlas' accurate digital map data and rich content to provide location data to trailer equipment management and services.

"As trailer management systems become more prevalent, the ability to offer reliable location data will ensure the success of our business," said Ken Cranston, Terion president and CEO. "After evaluating several mapping solutions, we selected ObjectFX and Tele Atlas to obtain the combined enhanced capabilities and flexibility we need to deliver efficiency for our customers."

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power the world's most essential navigation and location-based services. The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems, mobile and Internet map applications that help GPS system users find the people, places, products and services they need, wherever they are. Tele Atlas also works with business partners that deliver critical applications for emergency, business fleet and infrastructure services. Founded in 1984, the company employs approximately 2,300 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 20 countries around the world and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans and more than 50,000 data sources to continually update its maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit

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