Magellan’s RouteComplete routing technology could help the city of Pittsburgh reduce salt spreading by 33 percent while still maintaining the same level of road de-icing
San Dimas, CA, April 30, 2019 – Magellan®, the industry leader for innovative GPS navigation since 1986, announced today it will partner with Quetica to provide route planning, route management and GPS navigation technology to the City of Pittsburgh. The City of Pittsburgh will use the new routing technology to improve the effectiveness of it’s current snow removal and de-icing fleet.
After public complaints over road conditions last winter, the City of Pittsburgh sought industry proposals for a better snow removal and deicing solution. Quetica’s winning proposal included Magellan as its route planning and GPS navigation solution.
The solution aims to help the city reduce salt spreading by 33 percent and maintain the same level of road de-icing, according to estimates shared by the Department of Innovation and Performance. Pittsburgh spends about $2.2 million a year on road salt, the department said.
“We’re honored to join Quetica in bringing a best-of-breed snow removal solution to the great city of Pittsburgh,” said Link Cheng, Magellan’s RouteComplete Product Marketing Manager. “The City of Champions deserves a winning solution for whenever it faces adverse winter road conditions, and we’re proud to be part of their new winning formula,” said Cheng.
Municipalities and fleet administrators interested in learning more about Magellan are encouraged to visit www.magellangps.com.
Headquartered in San Dimas, CA, MiTAC Digital Corporation, manufacturer of the Magellan (www.magellangps.com) brand of portable GPS navigation devices, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation. Magellan, the industry leader for innovative
GPS navigation devices since 1986, globally markets award-winning products in multiple categories including auto, RV, outdoor, mobile, fleet and autoOEM. Continuing its spirit of innovation, Magellan is developing new cloud-based technologies, OEM and B-to-B solutions to meet the changing needs of today’s consumers and businesses.