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TeleCommunication Systems To Provide Navigation Solution For AT&T Drive Studio

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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure wireless communication technology, today announced that it is providing its navigation solution for AT&T Drive Studio. As part of this agreement, AT&T is integrating the TCS Location ToolKit within the AT&T Drive Studio.

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The connected car is changing the automotive industry by providing an always-connected platform to enable seamless integration of Internet-delivered content and services within the driving experience. Research firm Analysys Mason forecasts that by 2019, 57 percent of new cars sold worldwide will have embedded connectivity, up from 15 percent in 2014.
Located in Atlanta, the more than 5,000-square foot AT&T Drive Studio features working garage bays, a speech lab, a full showroom to exhibit the latest innovations, conference facilities, and much more. Drive Studio integrates AT&T solutions across multiple companies and serves as a hub where AT&T can respond to needs of automotive manufacturers and the auto ecosystem at large.
The AT&T Drive connected car platform is a modular, global solution that allows automakers to pick and choose what services and capabilities are important to them in order to differentiate their solutions in the marketplace. From connectivity and billing solutions, to data analytics and infotainment, AT&T Drive also allows auto makers and developers to develop their own innovative and customized connected car solutions.
TCS' Location ToolKit provides a superior in-car navigation solution, which includes automatic map updates, real-time traffic, and integrated content such as real-time gas prices, weather Doppler radar overlay, movies and showtimes, ratings and reviews.
The TCS Location ToolKit serves as an integrated vehicle feature and it offers a complete suite of prepackaged development solutions including local search, maps, navigation and precise location tracking – designed to enrich mobile products and applications with advanced navigation and location-based services.
The TCS Location ToolKit makes it easy for developers to quickly integrate comprehensive, market-leading maps and navigation functionality into their mobile applications without requiring users to leave the application.
TCS Commercial Software Group President Jay Whitehurst, said: "TCS is committed to expanding the availability of navigation services in today's connected cars, and delivering a superior in-car experience to drivers. The TCS Location ToolKit is a highly reliable, high performance platform that enables mobile operators, automotive manufacturers and third-party developers to deliver fast and incredibly easy-to-use navigation and location-centric information to people on the move."

With more than a decade of experience in navigation and automotive telematics, TCS provides a variety of products and services for connected cars, enabling the rapid deployment of mapping, directional, and other location-based services, utilizing patent-pending technologies. With a customizable human machine interface, TCS provides easy-to-use, flexible, and cost-effective solutions for automotive suppliers, manufacturers, aggregators, and their customers.

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