Dec. 7, 2007
Sunnyvale, Calif. – December 7, 2007—With increased road congestion and the fast pace of today’s American lifestyle, arriving late is a growing problem that could be alleviated with the use of GPS navigation services, concludes TeleNav following a recent online consumer poll.
The nearly 430 poll respondents cited the following reasons most often when arriving late to their destination:
- Traffic (74%)
- Poor directions (8%)
- Road construction (8%)
- Unable to find a parking structure (6%)
- Needed gas (4%)
In addition, CareerBuilder.com recently disclosed that 16% of workers arrive late to work at least once a week, and 31% attributed their delayed arrivals to traffic.
Further results from TeleNav’s survey reveal that 35% of respondents would like to receive a GPS navigation service on their cell phone as a gift this holiday season. The Consumer Electronics Association also identified that 33% of future GPS buyers are interested in owning a cell phone that has GPS / navigation capabilities.
“With today’s advanced cell phone technology, arriving late should become less and less of an issue,” said HP Jin, TeleNav president, CEO and co-founder. “Services like GPS navigation can help in every day situations and reduce stress for people on-the-go.”
GPS applications on cell phones have the advantage of a wireless network connection that provides access to real-time information, including traffic alerts and rerouting, as well as up-to-date maps and directions. Mobile location-based services can also quickly access databases that provide listings for important places like gas stations and parking structures.
TeleNav offers TeleNav GPS Navigator™, a cell phone navigation service that provides voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions. The most recent version includes new social-networking features such as location sharing as well as provides traffic alerts with one-click rerouting. To learn more about TeleNav GPS Navigator, as well as sign up for a free 30-day trial, please visit www.telenav.com.
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About Telenav, Inc.
Telenav is the leader in personalized navigation. Our mission is to help reduce stress, improve productivity, and make life more fun for people on the go.
Our personalized navigation apps like Scout help people make smarter decisions about where to go, how to get there, and when to leave. Our location-targeted advertising platform Thinknear delivers highly-targeted advertising for national brands and small businesses at locations that drive consumer behavior to the advertisers' goals.
Our products are found in mobile app stores, distributed through our carrier partners (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular), embedded in connected cars (Ford), and on the web at www.telenav.com, www.scout.me and www.thinknear.com.
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