CTIA Wireless 2003
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 2003--Kivera, a leader in
location-based products and services, and Tele Atlas, a worldwide
leading provider of digital map databases and leading location content
aggregator, today announced a strategic alliance to leverage the power
of Kivera technology with the reach of Tele Atlas' North American map
and traffic data.
In response to increasing customer demand for real-time traffic
information and dynamic content, Kivera and Tele Atlas are
collaborating to enable real-time reporting of traffic delays,
accidents, construction activities and special events in more than 100
Tele Atlas' recently released turn-by-turn map database, including
hundreds of thousands of embedded location codes covering the United
States, is the most powerful map database ever built for North
America. The Kivera Traffic Server 2.0 integrates the Tele Atlas
database with the Kivera Location Engine(TM) to provide real-time
traffic information, traffic-sensitive turn-by-turn routing and
directions, speed maps, and incident-based routing via any connected
"Real-time traffic applications are increasingly important for
location-based services, navigation and telematics and Tele Atlas is
committed to leading the industry in location content aggregation,"
said George Fink, president and chief operating officer of Tele Atlas
North America, Inc. "Our ongoing collaboration with Kivera ensures the
continued development and delivery of the highest quality traffic and
dynamic content products."
"Tele Atlas is a valued partner in our efforts to provide
complete, scaleable location-based solutions to customers around the
world," said Kivera President and CEO Stuart Jacobson. "Tele Atlas'
market coverage, quality of data, and ease of integration make them an
important and strategic content partner."
About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas is a worldwide leading provider of digital maps. Its
North American subsidiary is based in Menlo Park, Calif. The company
enables its customers' success through unsurpassed leadership in
delivering both high-quality digital maps and real-time traffic
information for business and consumer applications. Tele Atlas focuses
on providing content to key market sectors including
Telematics/Automotive Navigation, Location Based Services (LBS), and
Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For more information on Tele
Atlas products and services, please visit
Kivera is a category innovator and core technology provider for
location-based products and services. As one of the pioneers in the
field of location-based services software, Kivera serves leading
wireless, directory assistance, emergency response and logistics
companies around the world and helps drive LBS efficiencies and
revenue across the enterprise. Kivera's software has earned its
customers high praise, often ranking their services #1 in their
respective categories. Kivera customers and partners include AAA, AT&T
Wireless, BeVocal, Cross Country Automotive Services, DENSO, HeyAnita,
IBM, MetroOne, VoltDelta, and Sun Microsystems, among many others. For
more information, please visit
Editor's Note: Kivera will be demonstrating the Kivera Traffic
Server powered by Tele Atlas in the Tele Atlas booth (#2045) at the
CTIA Wireless 2003 Exhibition in New Orleans March 17-19, 2003.
Kivera, Kivera Location Engine, and the Kivera mark are trademarks
of Kivera, Inc. All other company and product names referenced are the
trademarks of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Kivera, Inc. Cindy MacKenzie, 510/496-0807 Email Contact or Publicis Dialog for Tele Atlas Krista Carlson, 415/445-2246 Email Contact