NAVTEQ to drive Garmin devices with real-time traffic through HD radio technology

NAVTEQ, a global provider of maps, traffic and location
data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising,
announced the delivery of NAVTEQ Traffic over HD Radio to power the launch of
Garmin Digital Traffic by Garmin International, a provider of satellite

NAVTEQ can deliver Traffic updates approximately every 30
seconds over 270,000 miles of the HD Radio broadcasting system across the
United States. 

The transmission is 4 to 10 times faster than other
traffic services making this the world’s most extensive and fastest traffic
service a consumer can find.  The enabled technology is given that NAVTEQ
Traffic is now transmitted over a wider radio frequency spectrum broadcasted
over 3,400 HD Radio towers.

“Garmin, with NAVTEQ’s technology, brings the next
generation of navigation to users of the nuvi 3490LMT for the first time in the
U.S.,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. 

Available on Garmin’s nuvi 3490LMT, NAVTEQ Traffic over
HD Radio brings a superior navigation experience to the user interface of
Garmin devices. By providing unprecedented live traffic coverage, with
more detailed information about traffic incidents and road conditions, it
allows consumers to experience the freshest and most up-to-date information
around them by reducing latency.

“The decision by Garmin to offer NAVTEQ Traffic data
over the new HD Radio technology is a great step forward in meeting consumer
demand in the industry today,” said Dave Dale, vice president North
America sales, NAVTEQ.

NAVTEQ Traffic over HD Radio is included with the Garmin
nuvi 3490LMT, and is also compatible with other selected nuvi devices via the
Garmin GTM 60 adapter. 

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