Boston, USA, 17 May 2006 — Tele Atlas announced its phonetic data is now integrated in the newly-available Pioneer AVIC Z1 model in-car navigation and TomTom 910 portable navigation systems. Tele Atlas’ phonetic data increases the quality of speech technology used in map-based applications by providing more precise pronunciations of location and directional information.
The phonetic data, critical in hands-free environments and created by Tele Atlas’ own team of linguists, is the most complete available. It includes street and sign name data, administrative information for country, state, county, city and municipality levels, and points of interest in a range of pronunciations covering more than 10 European and North American languages. Navigation system users can focus their attention on the road as they listen to precise and highly accurate pronunciations for the map’s locations and directions.