HD Radio To Provide Garmin-Fueled NAVTEQ Traffic
December 22, 2011 at 7:04 AM (PT)
GPS data provider NAVTEQ has announced that it will deliver NAVTEQ Traffic over HD RADIO through GARMIN INTERNATIONAL. NAVTEQ will be able to deliver Traffic updates approximately every 30 seconds over 270,000 miles of the HD RADIO broadcasting system across the U.S.
This new transmission is four to 10 times faster than other traffic services; the enabled technology is given that NAVTEQ Traffic is now transmitted over a wider radio frequency spectrum broadcasted over 3,400 HD RADIO towers. By providing live traffic coverage with more detailed information about traffic incidents and road conditions, consumers we receive the most up-to-date information.
"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.," GARMIN VP/Worldwide Sales DAN BARTEL said. "Our new Digital Traffic technology powered by NAVTEQ not only offers the highest quality map experience but can also tell drivers which areas to avoid and how to navigate around any congestion even faster than before."
"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," NAVTEQ VP/NORTH AMERICAN Sales DAVE DALE noted. "We strive to bring enhanced navigation experiences to as many consumers as possible and with GARMIN's capabilities, we are making it a reality."