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Photorealistic, 3D city models from Tele Atlas for better navigation

Gent, Belgium – Tele Atlas announced the availability of 3D, photorealistic advanced city models. Designed for use in navigation systems and location-based applications, advanced city models are three-dimensional representations of major city centres that dramatically raise the clarity and reality of screen images within in-car and portable navigation systems and mobile devices. With advanced city models, displays more closely match what users actually see in their surroundings, helping them more easily find locations and services.

The release of advanced city models builds on the company’s suite of enhancement products, which include urban maps, points of interest (POIs), voice maps, speed profiles and dynamic content. Tele Atlas has been delivering industry leading 3D products since 2006, used today in Mio, Pioneer and Sony PSP navigation solutions. The company accelerated the development of more advanced 3D images through its partnership with BLOM.

“With the release of Advanced City Models, we are quickly delivering increasingly rich, powerful content to our customers that enhances their products and applications,” said Tele Atlas CEO Bill Henry. The June release of Advanced City Models will deliver 40 cities across Europe, and many more cities are scheduled to be available in subsequent quarterly releases. In 2010, Tele Atlas expects to deliver hundreds of cities, including cities in North America and Asia Pacific.

Advanced city models help Tele Atlas partners deliver products and devices that provide:

  • Lifelike Display with a high level of optical quality that answers the consumer demand for a more realistic, appealing map display;
  • Improved Orientation that depicts city centers, complete with city blocks, building textures and notable landmarks, to enhance recognition and guidance; and
  • Improved Navigation Experiences with a richer, more attractive visual guide for driving and pedestrian applications.

To view images or download a video of Advanced City Models, visit www.teleatlaspresskit.com.