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BUSINESS LIFE: BUSINESS MOTORS: Know how to get there with T-nav.

TRAFFICMASTER, the real-time traffic information service provider, and telematics and automotive electronics leader Motorola have announced a plan to jointly produce the first off-board, dynamic navigation system 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 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 outlets.

T-nav will be available to customers in Great 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 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."
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 15, 2001
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