SOURCE: TeleNav, Inc.

January 16, 2008 08:00 ET

Football Traffic Takes Toll on Local Roadways

TeleNav GPS Navigator™ Provides Relief for Those Not Attending Games

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 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.(1)

According to a recent independent survey commissioned by TeleNav(2), 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.

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About TeleNav Inc.

TeleNav, Inc., a privately-held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, was the first to launch a cell phone GPS system in the United States. Deployed by 14 carriers in 21 countries, TeleNav is a global leader in wireless location-based services (LBS). Currently, the company's solutions are available in four continents, including North and South America, Asia and Europe.

TeleNav's solutions include GPS navigation, Mobile Resource Management (MRM), asset GPS tracking (AVL), social networking and local search. The company's flagship product, TeleNav GPS Navigator™, is comparable to in-car systems found in luxury vehicles, offering a superior experience with functionality, such as automatically-updated maps and business locations, full color 3D moving maps, traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, location-sharing, business reviews, speech recognition, Wi-Fi hotspot finder, lowest-price fuel finder and more. TeleNav's enterprise application, TeleNav Track, incorporates GPS-enabled tracking, time sheets, wireless forms and navigation. TeleNav Track is a widely adopted service with over 8,000 customer organizations using it today.

TeleNav products are available on more than 200 wireless devices and run on all major mobile platforms currently available. TeleNav's partners include Sprint Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile USA, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Qwest, SouthernLINC Wireless, Rogers, Bell Mobility, T-Mobile Austria, China Mobile, Vivo Brazil, NII Holdings, Research In Motion (RIM), Motorola, Samsung, Sanyo, LG, Palm, HTC, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, NAVTEQ, Tele Atlas, deCarta, INRIX, Qualcomm and SiRF Technology Holdings.

For more information on TeleNav, please visit www.telenav.com.

(1) http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7633736

(2) November 2007 survey conducted by Zoomerang

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