Geographic Data Technology, Inc. a developer of premier map databases, and TrafficCast, a leading traffic information company and digital traffic data provider, announced they are partnering to provide traffic information for LBS, fleet management, and telematics applications in North America. The integrated map and traffic information will help drivers make better routing decisions and enhance the effectiveness of dispatch services. GDT and TrafficCast are working together to deliver a traffic solution that will provide real-time and predicted information for congestion, incident and road condition directly to on-board and off-board LBS and telematics systems and devices. Scheduled for release in the summer of 2003, the two companies will offer this system of integrated maps and traffic through numerous partners in the LBS, fleet management, and telematics services markets.
TrafficCast provides traffic information collected from numerous sources including Departments of Transportation, emergency service agencies, law enforcement, government call centers, and private data sources. Traffic information will be combined with GDT’s map data and delivered to navigation and telematics systems through a wireless signal to allow better-informed routing decisions.