Kivera Partners with Tele Atlas to Deliver Real-Time Traffic Information and Dynamic Content


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 cities nationwide.

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 device.

"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 www.teleatlas.com.

About Kivera

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 www.kivera.com.

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.

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