Tele Atlas provides data to companies involved with digital mapping and the like, such as Yahoo and Google. The information is used to ensure that maps are accurate and up to date. This Tele Atlas van is equipped with six video cameras on top and three servers inside for recording and storing street names and other data.
Elinor Mills, CNET Networks
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