Navteq: 43% Of Car
Models Offer Standard,
Optional Traffic Service
By Joseph Palenchar On Mar 11 2010 - 7:32pm
CHICAGO — About 238 vehicle models
out of 337 models available in North
America offer navigation as standard or
optional equipment, and, of those, more
than 145 models offer real-time traffic
updates as a standard or optional feature,
according to Navteq.
All told, real-time traffic updates
are available to 43 percent of all North
American car models as a standard or
optional service, Navteq said.
Navteq provides digital map, traffic
and location data for in-vehicle, portable
and other navigation systems. Its traffic
data is used in 133 of the 145 models in
which traffic service is available as standard
or optional, the company noted.
The number of models offering
real-time traffic has been growing since
2004, when Navteq first offered realtime
traffic data to vehicle navigation
systems, the company said. In 2007, 34
vehicle models offered Navteq Traffic,
growing to 66 models in 2008 and more
than doubling to 133 models in 2009,
the company said.