Western and Eastern European coverage key to providing consistent service
February 27, 2007 -- NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has been selected to provide pan-European map data for use in the innovative Web Portal Platform from fleet management specialist, QUALCOMM. This new service will provide QUALCOMM customers with integrated access to all the company’s different productivity improvement tools and applications, including: track and trace and driver hour management, as well as trip, load, vehicle and trailer management.
NAVTEQ street-level map data has been integrated into the Webraska Geospatial Platform (SGP4) which in turn powers the web portal. It encompasses seamlessly connected map databases for the whole of Europe including the new Eastern European GeoCoverage dataset, providing the best coverage for QUALCOMM customers who transport goods Europe-wide. The geospatial platform has been deployed in the QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solutions Europe Headquarters in the Netherlands and supports functionality including geocoding, reverse-geocoding, routing and points of interest searching.
The product also includes NAVTEQ Transport, which features truck attributes in a specialist dataset of information to optimise the calculation of routes for commercial vehicles. Those attributes include not only details about physical restrictions such as the height and width of bridges and tunnels and hazardous materials restrictions, but also legal restrictions, for example where trucks and trailers are prohibited. NAVTEQ’s dedication to the truck sector and the ability to deliver the initial product in France with a European roll-out later this year, were key decision points for QUALCOMM.
“The quality of NAVTEQ maps, coupled with its detailed coverage of Western Europe and continuously improving coverage of Eastern Europe, enables QUALCOMM to be in a stronger position to deliver innovative services to those customers who specialise in regional and international transportation,” commented Sjef Van Gool, Managing Director, QUALCOMM Wireless Business Solution Europe, “Customers can benefit from improvements in both productivity and efficiency by accessing all the key information required for day-to-day operations from one Web Portal.”
“QUALCOMM serves a broad range of international customers across Europe, including many long haul transport and logistics companies. Our detailed and seamless pan European coverage will deliver its full value to such a customer base” added Eric Fumat, Vice President Business Solutions Europe at NAVTEQ. “