NAVTEQ powers RunSmart Predictive Cruise system

Daimler Trucks North America LLC has selected the NAVTEQ map to power the new RunSmart Predictive Cruise system for its Freightliner Cascadia line of vehicles. This application will utilize the NAVTEQ map of the United States, which includes attributes collected by NAVTEQ's geographic analysts that enable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

By integrating the truck's cruise control system with GPS and NAVTEQ's slope and height data, RunSmart Predictive Cruise automatically fine-tunes the set speed to reduce fuel consumption. While en route, the system appraises upcoming changes in road terrain and adjusts the throttle accordingly, resulting in fuel savings.

NAVTEQ data provides the digital map foundation on which RunSmart Predictive Cruise relies. These digital maps includes millions of miles of road network including precise road coordinates, information on the direction of travel, and slope data for more than 200,000 miles of US highway.

ADAS attributes contained in the NAVTEQ map can be used to power virtually any vehicle ADAS application. This is accomplished through the introduction of these attributes either via the vehicle's navigation system (by featuring the complete NAVTEQ map) or by means of a Map and Positioning Engine in the vehicle's subsystem that uses a compact version of the map containing only ADAS attributes and geometry.

RunSmart Predictive Cruise will be available for order in third quarter 2009. Visit www.navteq.com for full details.

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