First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
, a popular pedestrian navigation and transit routing service covering cities in the US, Canada, Europe and Russia, has been selected by TeleCommunication Systems
(TCS), a specialist in mobile communication technology to provide public transportation directions for TCS’ navigation services.
The HopStop service will extends TCS’ navigation and search functionalities, giving its customers and business partners a location-based ecosystem that connects existing applications and services without the need to customise their devices.
Since launching in 2006, HopStop has established an important foothold in the burgeoning location-based services (LBS) market, deploying its transit technology. The service provides door-to-door walking, biking, transit, taxi, hourly car rental directions, and other popular transit services, to city residents and tourists alike. The company says it built the first national network to facilitate and encourage intra-city as well as city-to-city travel by aggregating hundreds of transit systems into one streamlined navigational user experience. Its service is currently available in 78 major metropolitan markets throughout five countries including the US, Canada, England, France and Russia. HopStop also offers transit schedules, transit maps, transit advisories, as well as the locations of nearby subway stations and bus stops via web and mobile services, including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Blackberry applications, as well as a popular mobile site, m.hopstop.com