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Jan. 16, 2008
Telenav Press Release:  

Football Traffic Takes Toll on Local Roadways
TeleNav GPS Navigator™ provides relief for those not attending games

Sunnyvale, Calif. – January 16, 2008 – Professional football continues to draw a record number of fans during the season, especially during the playoffs. During the 2007 regular-season, attendance grew for the fifth year in a row, drawing in more than 17 million fans.*

According to a recent independent survey commissioned by TeleNav, 72% of 426 respondents said they have been stuck in traffic because of a sporting event they were not attending.

For people living or working near sports stadiums or travelers passing such venues who are not attending games, this growing fan base can often lead to gridlock on roads surrounding stadiums. Using the real-time traffic rerouting feature of its TeleNav GPS Navigator service, TeleNav offers consumers a simple solution for navigating most busy highways.

“Traffic congestion continues to be a major frustration for many drivers. Events at large stadiums tend to draw big crowds that all come and go at the same time, causing backups for miles,” said HP Jin, TeleNav president, CEO and co-founder. “We give consumers an easy way to navigate around traffic using a device they already have.”

TeleNav GPS Navigator is a cell phone navigation service that provides voice and on-screen turn-by-turn directions. TeleNav was the first company to provide traffic rerouting on cell phones. TeleNav GPS Navigator’s traffic feature monitors highways for updated information every five minutes. The service alerts consumers of slowdowns or accidents with a voice prompt and allows a user to redirect around the traffic situation with the click of a button. To learn more about TeleNav GPS Navigator, as well as sign up for a free 30-day trial, please visit www.telenav.com.

November 2007 survey conducted by Zoomerang

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