Navteq today announced that it has purchased Trapster, a user generated speed trap service, to bolster its location-aware content database. Trapster is an application for getting enforcement points and road hazards alerts on your mobile device. It crowd sources speed traps from across the globe, so you can avoid unnecessary speeding tickets. Hit the jump to find out more.
Navteq is a leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data and powers Ovi Maps. With the acquisition of Trapster it can use the service to enhance its current location based content. A Navteq spokeswomen said that “Navteq believes that community-generated data has a critical part to play in location content.”
To find out more on Trapster and its virtual radar technology, check out trapster.com/presentation. Let’s hope this service comes to Ovi Maps soon, as it would be great to share and discover this sort of information when on the road, especially when you’re in unfamiliar surrounding.Tags | Breaking News, Navigation, Navteq, Nokia, Ovi Maps, Press Release, Trapster