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Mexican Police use NAVTEQ Maps to Find Stolen Vehicles in Real Time

Date: 2012-04-02
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In collaboration with the Mexican Public Security Department, the Mexican Association of Vehicle Tracking and Protection (ANERPV) introduces a system to improve tracking and location of stolen vehicles

Nokia's Location & Commerce unit's Enterprise reseller, WebMaps, is providing NAVTEQ® Maps for real-time vehicle tracking in Mexico.

With this advanced technology solution, the NAVTEQ Map is used to provide geographical coordinates and enable satellite positioning of vehicles reported as stolen. The most important feature of the Webmaps solution is that it creates a single connection between all companies dedicated to vehicle tracking and protection for Mexico's Department of Public Security (SSP).

The system has been implemented in the advanced C4 control center of the SSP. This allows authorities to react immediately and find the exact location of the vehicle reported as stolen on a screen in real time. This report can be viewed by the squad car, the control center, the vehicle tracking and protection companies and the association. As soon as the vehicle is found its status will change from "stolen" to "recovered".

The ANERPV GPS system provides authorities with information about the stolen cars such as the brand, model, license plate, color, and unique features.  It also provides the precise location of the vehicle on digital georeferenced maps along with information on properties, stores and other points of interest near the vehicle's location, all based on the NAVTEQ Map.

"The program, which has taken two years to perfect, is welcomed by both authorities and local citizens, and we hope to expand its use throughout Mexico," says Yolanda Bernal Sanchez, president of ANERPV.

This system is part of an initiative started ten years ago by ANERPV, which groups all vehicle geolocation companies into a single institution and seeks to reduce crime against transport companies and car owners.

Users and companies interested in this additional protection for their vehicles can do so for approximately 4,000 pesos (for personal vehicles and trucks); the equipment installation and monthly rental fee will be around 200 pesos. The precision of the vehicle location is five meters and the vehicle's location can be determined in average 1.5 seconds.

The technology provided by ANERPV will allow all vehicles equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) to be located. However, the system goes one step further by measuring police response time and procedures.

For more information, see http://www.navteq.com/

- Corporate News/9-1-1magazine.com (via NAVTEQ, 3/27/12)

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