Tele Atlas launches new speed profiles product

Digital maps and dynamic content provider Tele Atlas has come out with Tele Atlas Speed Profiles, which provide highly accurate speed data to allow end-users of consumer, enterprise and business fleet navigation systems to find the most optimal route to their destination and far more accurately estimate their travel time.

According to the mapping company, Tele Atlas is the only global digital map provider to enable route calculations based on highly comprehensive historical travel time and measured speed information.

Breakthrough in accuracy

Tele Atlas Speed Profiles marks a breakthrough in accuracy, with data derived from almost half a trillion speed measurements shared by consumers over the past two-and-a-half years in 26 countries, the company claimed.

"Navigation system and application users increasingly are seeking rich and dynamic information that will help them to better plan their routes and enjoy a more informed, efficient journey along the way," said Tele Atlas CEO Bill Henry.

Tele Atlas Speed Profiles is available in 24 European countries, the United States and Canada, the company said. The product can be used as a back-up to real-time traffic flow information or as a standalone, add-on to a navigation application.