Sunnyvale, California — October 27, 2011 — TeleNav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), one of the largest global wireless location-based services providers, has been selected by Delphi Automotive to provide its TeleNav Auto platform for the navigation component of a new, connected infotainment system available worldwide.
"Delphi is recognized as a pioneer in the automotive industry, and we're proud to be chosen by them to provide global navigation software to automakers," said Hassan Wahla, vice president of business development for TeleNav. "With this collaboration, TeleNav is expanding its reach to global customers in the automotive sector and strengthening our position as a leading provider of connected navigation and search services."
The TeleNav Auto platform is the heart of the navigation system and will be used to calculate turn-by-turn directions that incorporate real-time information from SiriusXM such as traffic and weather. Navigation with integrated connected features will be accessible through voice commands and a full-color LCD touch-screen.
"Drivers worldwide are looking for affordable navigation systems with connected services that work wherever they need them," added Wahla. "We believe that the number of in-vehicle navigation systems with off-board capabilities will continue to grow rapidly, and this collaboration will help us to provide consumers the functionality they desire."
"Delphi is committed to providing affordable, feature-rich infotainment and navigation solutions that help vehicle manufacturers address the needs of today's connected consumers," said Clyde Fabrizio, North America managing director of the Infotainment and Driver Interface product business unit at Delphi. "With this innovative infotainment system, we believe we're doing just that -- the connected system will be more flexible and user-friendly than ever before."
"For drivers, in-vehicle navigation remains a top demand so automakers and suppliers are looking for ways to advance their offerings," said Thilo Koslowski, Vice President and automotive practice leader at Gartner. "Connected navigation is a key differentiator that brings dynamic content and services into the vehicle and leads to innovative customer experiences."
The Delphi connected infotainment system with TeleNav's navigation technology is expected to be available in eight regions around the world including North America, South America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa. The system's introduction is planned for 2012 in North America with a leading global automaker.
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS with more than 26 million paying subscribers as of September 30, 2011. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific, real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation, local search, mobile advertising, mobile commerce, location tracking and workflow automation. TeleNav's technology is available across more than 600 types of mobile phones, all major mobile phone operating systems and a broad range of wireless network protocols. TeleNav's service providers and partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, Ford Motor Company, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil.
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