NAVTEQ Discover Cities(TM) For Mobile Local Search and Travel Launches Today
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NAVTEQ Discover Cities(TM) For Mobile Local Search and Travel Launches Today

Includes Fodor's Travel Data and Supports Mobile, GPS and WiFi Devices

CHICAGO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions today is announcing the availability of NAVTEQ Discover Cities(TM), a new product created specifically for personal navigation devices, personal media players, cell phone and other mobile devices. This bundle of map and Points-of-Interest (POI) content will be available to device manufacturers, wireless carriers and application developers to enable more relevant mobile local search and travel guidance.

"Including Fodor's Travel ratings and reviews in NAVTEQ Discover Cities, furthers our goal of providing the increasingly personalized content our customers are asking for. This product offers features specific to the needs of pedestrians in large cities and will make visiting easier and more enjoyable. While different people have different styles of travel, they all have one thing in common -- they seek the best travel options available within their budget, including the best places to stay, eat, shop and see," stated George Filley, Vice President of Product Management, NAVTEQ.

NAVTEQ Discover Cities will extend the capabilities of the NAVTEQ(R) map with searchable information germane to a pedestrian touring a city. For example, a traveler arriving at O'Hare International Airport can locate the nearest mass transit option to travel to his hotel. While on the train ride he can search for his favorite type of restaurant by proximity to his hotel, point-of-interest or neighborhood in the city.

"This product can work in much the same way a travel guide would, it gives you a local's perspective," added Filley.

NAVTEQ Discover Cities includes pedestrian geometry, mass transit stops, and POIs. It supports map display, geocoding and proximity searches and is enhanced with Fodor's Travel Guide information for restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife and arts, and tourist attractions. Data sets include New York, Boston, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and San Diego.

About Fodor's Travel

Covering over 300 destinations worldwide, Fodor's guidebooks have provided the most up-to-date, accurate information for travelers for more than seventy years. Written by a team of over 700 writers located around the globe, Fodor's guidebooks and provide travelers with engagingly written, intelligently and accurately reported and absolutely indispensable travel guidance.


NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 2,100 employees located in 139 offices in 25 countries.

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries.

This document may include certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", "estimates" or words of similar meaning. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 2, 2006, in each case as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. NAVTEQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document.

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