Navteq adds HazMat data

Digital map data provider Navteq has announced an expanded version of Navteq Transport with new hazardous materials information for North America

Digital map data provider Navteq has announced an expanded version of Navteq Transport with new hazardous materials information for North America plus new coverage in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium and Luxembourg. Specifically, this includes new data types and a harmonized global specification to enhance the functionality of truck routing and logistics planning applications across North America and Western Europe. The new harmonized global specification is intended to make working with the data easier for global customers. Data is updated and released quarterly to regularly provide the most current information to users.

According to Navteq, a global rollout plan, balancing coverage on the most frequently used sections of roadway with customer requirements, has been developed. The product has previously being available in the United States, France and Germany. The addition of the four new countries helps to enable pan-regional, long haul routing in Europe, noted Navteq, in addition to the existing highly accurate short-haul routing data.

"With the move many of our customers are making to fewer, larger trucks, truck-specific restriction data has never been more important,” said Cliff Fox, senior vp, map division. “With the expanded coverage in Europe and new hazardous materials information for North America, Navteq Transport improves the ability of fleet operators, truck drivers and applications to plan approved routes and estimate delivery times more accurately. More efficient routing translates into lower fuel consumption and environmental benefits.”

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