CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nokia today announced that its Location & Commerce business is supplying NAVTEQ® Maps and data to the Volkswagen Group for its new Discover Media and Discover Pro infotainment systems. This significant move means systems for brands throughout the Volkswagen Group will be powered by Nokia Location & Commerce content. Both the Discover Media and Discover Pro will offer global, premium quality NAVTEQ® Maps with drivers opting for the high end Discover Pro also benefitting from advanced features such as 3D visual guidance and a real-time traffic service.
NAVTEQ Traffic™ provides highly-accurate, up-to-the minute traffic information in over 30 countries to in-vehicle navigation systems, personal navigation devices and cell phones to enable drivers to save time, fuel and frustration. The traffic data is aggregated from a vast wealth of sources, including the world's largest compilation of both commercial and consumer probe data, the world's largest fixed proprietary sensor network, event-based data collected from government sources and billions of historical traffic records.
"NAVTEQ® Maps are known for automotive grade quality and, with the addition of innovative 3D content and a real-time traffic service, Volkswagen Group drivers around the world can look forward to a first class navigation experience with our new systems," commented Dr. Volkmar Tanneberger, Head of Electric-and Electronics Development at Volkswagen Brand.
By delivering the right portfolio of products at the right time, Nokia Location & Commerce is developing an extensive location ecosystem built on content, platform and services. With 3D imagery integral to the future of location, the company has already established a strong foundation with a range of highly realistic products. The Volkswagen Group, for example, is enhancing its offering with 3D Landmarks and 3D City Models which are designed to help orientation in unfamiliar surroundings.
"The decision by the Volkswagen Group to implement our content in systems across the Volkswagen Group clearly underlines our leadership in the automotive location space," added Bruno Bourguet, Senior Vice President Sales and Business Development, Nokia Location & Commerce. "Building on an established legacy in in-vehicle navigation, we have developed a Location Platform offering high quality, global content to support innovation in not only the automotive sector, but also across a broad range of industries."
Nokia will be exhibiting at the Mondial de l'Automobile show in Paris at Hall 3, booth #213
Nokia Location & Commerce demonstrates its 'location' leadership in the global automotive space via numerous OEM collaborations and comprehensive partner demonstrations at Mondial de l'Automobile. Delivering on the needs of the ever-connected consumer has long been a focus of the in-vehicle industry. The ability of Nokia L&C to serve the expectations of today's 'connected driver' via fluid location-based products and services whether at home, walking in the city or in the car will be on full display and showcased to show how both customers and consumers alike benefit from smarter data and multi-screen, multi-modal choices.
About Nokia's Location & Commerce Business
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. The company's Location & Commerce business, including NAVTEQ® Maps products, the Nokia Location Platform as well as Nokia Maps, aims to build and monetize unique location experiences for great mobile products, as well as the navigation industry, the automotive market and government and business solutions. Begin to explore our capabilities at www.maps.nokia.com.
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