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Added Capabilities Underway for Teletrac's Turn-By-Turn Automated Navigation System

May 02, 2008

ARLINGTON, TX – Teletrac, Inc., the developer of Fleet Director, a fully-integrated GPS-based commercial vehicle tracking and fleet management system, is developing several new options for Fleet Director's automated navigation product. Real-time, fully automated, voice communicated traffic information will be available to supplement the voice prompt, real-time, speed-calibrated driving instructions.

Powered by NAVTEQ Traffic, Fleet Director provides routing information based upon sources such as proprietary and government sensors, proprietary incident data, and probe data. Throughout the trip, the system then monitors traffic conditions and automatically contacts the vehicle if a better route develops due to changing traffic conditions. All route calculations are performed by Teletrac-hosted servers from which the information is downloaded to the vehicle. This configuration allows the most current map data to always be available without requiring any customer involvement.

Within the Fleet Director system, it is also possible to designate whether a vehicle is a Class 8 truck or not. When a Class 8 tractor is assigned a destination, the Fleet Director software then automatically calculates a route taking into account NAVTEQ Transport truck attributes such as height, weight, and width restrictions and preferred designated "truck routes."

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