Tele Atlas Traffic
Tele Atlas, the company who provides map data to many GPS manufacturers, has announced a new product called Tele Atlas Traffic in collaboration with Cingular Wireless.
The software works on Java based phones and provides real time traffic data, incident alerts, and maps. The Tele Atlas Traffic service costs $2.99 to download.
The Tele Atlas Traffic service covers the 75 most congested metro areas in the US. This service is similar to a service Tele Atlas has for WAP devices which is used by more than 30,000 subscribers in the US.
“Regardless of whether they are on a daily commute or a cross-country road trip, drivers want access to the most accurate traffic information to ensure a less stressful experience,” said Mike Gerling, chief operating officer, Tele Atlas, the Americas. “The Tele Atlas Traffic service leverages the most complete, current and accurate navigation database and provides traffic speed and flow, informing Cingular Wireless customers to either continue full-speed ahead on a current route or to change roads and avoid getting caught in stop-dead traffic.”