BUSINESS LIFE: BUSINESS MOTORS: Know how to get there with T-nav.TRAFFICMASTER, the real-time traffic information service provider, and telematics Originally coined to mean the convergence of telecommunications and information processing, the term later evolved to refer to automation in automobiles. GPS navigation, integrated hands-free cellphones, wireless communications and automatic driving assistance systems all come under the and automotive electronics leader Motorola have announced a plan to jointly produce the first off-board, dynamic navigation system A GPS-based electronic system in a car or truck that provides a real time map of the vehicle's current location as well as step-by-step directions to a programmed destination. See GPS and vehicle tracking. for the volume market.
The system should be an economical and intelligent navigation tool to benefit the demands of business users, delivering information about the daily commute TO COMMUTE. To substitute one punishment in the place of another. For example, if a man be sentenced to be hung, the executive may, in some states, commute his punishment to that of imprisonment. or the route to the next business meeting, or even assisting the route planning tasks of logistics companies.
It incorporates real-time traffic flow data using Motorola's navigation server, part of its new iRadio navigation application, together with Trafficmaster's real-time, traffic flow data to create the Trafficmaster T-nav service.
The service will be sold through automotive manufacturers, mobile phone companies and aftermarket Aftermarket
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See secondary market. outlets.
T-nav will be available to customers in Great Britain Great Britain, officially United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 60,441,000), 94,226 sq mi (244,044 sq km), on the British Isles, off W Europe. The country is often referred to simply as Britain. and Germany later this year, and is scheduled for introduction in other European countries in 2002.
By phoning the Trafficmaster call centre from a standard mobile phone, drivers will receive navigation information, updated real-time traffic reports and automatic re-routing services for their selected destinations.
David Martell, Trafficmaster's chief executive, says: "Telematics solutions continue to be refined and improved, with new developments in the area of navigational aids A navigational aid or Navaid is any sort of marker which aids the traveler in navigation; the term is most commonly used to refer to nautical or aviation travel. Common types of such aids include lighthouses, buoys, fog signals, and daybeacons. and route guidance being ready for deployment.
"With T-nav, we have developed an off-board navigation system combined with Trafficmaster's digital traffic information, providing a powerful solution.
"Motorola's unmatched navigation technology provides the reliability that Trafficmaster needs to complement the new T-nav system."