Issue: May 2006


Pioneer Chooses Tele Atlas To Power Worlds Leading In Car Navigation Systems



by Michael Stewart

Tele Atlas, a leading global geographic content provider, announced today it has signed an agreement with digital entertainment leader Pioneer Corporation to supply European and North American digital map data and point of interest (POI) content for Pioneers current and future in car navigation systems, including the new AVIC-X1BT and AVIC-N3 series of products.

Pioneer is the market leading supplier of after market navigation systems in Europe, the U.S. and Japan that combine innovative touch panel control and voice commands with a sophisticated menu designed for ease of use, precise position information and advanced routing features. Tele Atlas digital map data and relevant point of interest content such as hotels, restaurants and entertainment will help Pioneer system users easily find places and products of interest, and the most direct route to them.

-This partnership melds a technically innovative navigation system with rich, useful content and the most accurate digital map data in the world, - said Tele Atlas Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Alain de Taeye. - We are honored to collaborate with such an advanced consumer electronics company to deliver highly useful services to mobile consumers everywhere.

Pioneer Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of consumer and business use electronics products such as audio, video and car electronics. Its shares are traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information visit http://www.pioneer.co.jp/index-e.html.

Founded in 1984, Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic location content that power the worlds most essential geographic solutions. The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems, mobile and Internet map applications that help GPS system users find the places, products and services they need, wherever they are. Tele Atlas also works with business partners who deliver critical applications for emergency, business fleet and infrastructure services.

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