Averna Enhances Global GPS Testing Tool with Tele Atlas Digital Maps
Montreal, Canada, January 7, 2010
—Test solution provider Averna has incorporated maps from
global digital map and dynamic content provider Tele Atlas into its NAVASIM Navigation Advanced Simulator for GPS
receiver validation, the same maps that power many of the world's most essential navigation and location-based
services (LBS). Averna customers testing navigation functions in electronic devices can now easily re-create road
routes in the lab by pointing and clicking on Tele Atlas maps, instead of entering navigation waypoints manually
or performing costly test drives.
Makers of smartphones, Personal Navigation Devices (PND) and in-vehicle
navigation systems use NAVASIM, part of Averna's URT™ (Universal Receiver Tester) line of RF products, to test GPS
and RDS-TMC (traffic messaging) signal reception in their receivers, while simulating complex vehicle trajectories
and traffic conditions across the United States and Europe.
Atlas' global digital maps, the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile
and Internet map applications, span more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. These maps include
navigable coverage of more than 19.6 million miles of roadway and 26 million points of interest.
respected leader in compiling digital maps and location content, Tele Atlas was the perfect choice to collaborate
with us on NAVASIM," said Dominique Fortin, Director of RF Products at Averna. "Our navigation customers need the
utmost in positional accuracy during validation testing in order for the real world to be properly represented,
and Tele Atlas has helped us deliver exactly that."
"We are pleased to provide Averna customers with maps that are updated continuously through our unmatched network
of sources, including input from tens of millions of GPS system users worldwide," said Andrew Plamondon, Director
of Automotive, Transportation and Telematics at Tele Atlas. "By working with Averna to provide content for
NAVASIM, we can further enable innovation across the navigation industry."
Also through the agreement with
Averna, Tele Atlas is able to leverage NAVASIM to test the performance of its digital maps in industry-leading,
in-vehicle navigation devices and systems.
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Date posted - 1/7/2010