NAVTEQ Traffic.com Helps Student Commuters Get to Class on Time

A growing number of students are opting to live at home and commute to school to save money

CHICAGO, —September 15, 2009 — /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, provides time-saving tips for student commuters who are living at home and commuting to school. With high tuition, room and board costs at both public and private colleges and universities, this could mean that a growing number of students are spending extra hours on the road getting to school and back. Here's how students can use NAVTEQ Traffic.com to keep their campus commute to a minimum.

Commuting 101:
The best way to cut the commute to campus is to schedule classes when traffic is lightest. When possible, avoid classes that begin, or end, near 9 am and 5 pm. If that's unavoidable, take advantage of the campus student center or library during rush hour, and travel during off hours.

Advanced Degree:

No matter when or where students travel, NAVTEQ Traffic.com can show the best way to get to school every day on the web or on the road.

  • To take full advantage, students should register for a free MyTraffic account at www.traffic.com. Just follow the simple step-by-step process to name and save daily commutes, weekend travel routes, even spring break vacation plans.
  • A real-time traffic mobile website is accessible from any web-enabled phone or device and on most major carrier portals. Just enter http://m.traffic.com into a mobile web browser
  • Send a SMS text message to get real-time traffic information for city hotspots. Simply text your CITY CODE, (NY, CHIC, PHL, LA, etc.) to TRAFC (87232). City codes can be found at http://bhelp.traffic.com/city-codes-used-for-sms - ideal for getting instant traffic information.

About NAVTEQ

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,000 employees located in 190 offices and in 39 countries.



Contact:


Kim Isele
NAVTEQ
Tel.:+1-312-894-7719
E-mail: Email Contact

Bob Richter
NAVTEQ
Tel.: +1-212-802-8588
E-mail: Email Contact




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