December 07, 2007 08:00 ET

TeleNav Exposes Top Five Reasons American Drivers Are Running Behind Schedule in 2007

Bad Traffic the Most Common, Followed by Poor Driving Directions

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - 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, recently disclosed that 16% of workers arrive late to work at least once a week, and 31% attributed their delayed arrivals to traffic(1).

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(2).

"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

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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 is available on more than 200 wireless devices and run on all 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.

(1) '10 craziest excuses for being late,'

(2) Consumer Electronics Association: 'GPS - Exploring Ownership and Interest,' April 9, 2007.

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