Press Release

@Road Teams With Cingular Wireless to Co-Market Mobile Resource Management Solutions

Agreement provides for companies to combine forces to deliver innovative MRM and wireless business solutions to the marketplace

FREMONT, Calif. and ATLANTA – September 8, 2005 – @Road®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDI),a global provider of Mobile Resource Management (MRM) and intelligent field service automation solutions, and Cingular Wireless, today announced that they are co-marketing MRM and wireless business solutions to enterprise customers in several industries. Under the terms of the agreement, @Road and Cingular will jointly offer MRM solutions that improve asset and fleet management for companies with both private and for-hire fleets in such industries as transportation, consumer packaged goods and telecommunications.

"@Road is at the forefront of developing and offering innovative solutions that help enterprise customers in a number of industries improve the productivity of their mobile workforces while reducing field service delivery costs," said Laura Johnson, director of enterprise solutions at Cingular Wireless. "Expanding our alliance ecosystem with a leading MRM solutions provider such as @Road provides our enterprise customers who are looking to more effectively and efficiently manage their mobile workers and resources with end-to-end wireless and location-based solutions."

@Road solutions will be enabled for Cingular's nationwide* high-speed GPRS/EDGE network, the fastest national wireless data network in the United States. EDGE, which provides customers with speeds of 70 to 135 kilobits per second depending on the device being used, is available in 13,000 cities and towns and along more than 40,000 miles of major highways across the country.

"@Road is excited to be working together with Cingular Wireless," said Leo Jolicoeur, chief marketing officer for @Road. "This arrangement is further proof of our strategy to partner with key players in the industry to bring pioneering MRM and field service automation solutions to the marketplace. It also enables both @Road and Cingular to combine forces to more effectively co-market and cross-sell our potent MRM solutions and their extensive nationwide wireless voice and data network services to existing and future customers."

The @Road family of advanced MRM solutions, such as the @Road GeoManagerSM iLM®, @Road PathwaySM iLM and @Road PorticoSM iLM, can enable businesses to drive down costs while increasing the productivity of mobile workers through greater visibility into the daily activities of their mobile resources - from actual vehicle routes, starts and stops, to customizable maps showing mobile resource location relative to important landmarks. @Road MRM solutions also permit businesses to upload customer and/or trip information into a routing engine and generate on-demand, actionable reports such as optimized routes for drive-time, fuel economy, city ordinance compliance and much more.

Cingular Wireless provides wireless services to 95 of the Fortune 100 companies, and counts more than 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 1,200 federal, state and local government agencies as customers.

About Cingular Wireless

Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 51.6 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC) and BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS), has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER(SM) network - and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover®, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at Get Cingular Wireless press releases e-mailed to you automatically. Sign up at

About @Road

@Road, Inc. is a leading global provider of solutions designed to automate the management of mobile resources and to optimize the service delivery process for customers across a variety of industries. By providing real-time Mobile Resource Management infrastructure integrating wireless communications, location-based technologies, transaction processing and the Internet, @Road solutions are designed to provide a secure, scalable, upgradeable, enterprise-class platform, and are offered in on-demand software delivery, on-premise or hybrid environments that seamlessly connect mobile workers in the field to real-time corporate data on demand.

@Road provides Mobile Resource Management solutions to approximately 160,000 subscribers and end users around the world. The company is headquartered in Fremont, Calif., and has a global presence with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on @Road solutions, visit

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CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: In addition to historical information, this press release contains forward-looking statements regarding matters that may affect our future operating results, financial position and cash flows. These statements are based on assumptions and estimates and are subject to risks and uncertainties. There are possible developments that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those forecasted or implied by our forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of this press release. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

While the below list of cautionary statements is not exhaustive, some factors that could affect future operating results, financial position and cash flows and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are:

  • the pervasive and intensifying competition in all markets where we operate;
  • failure to quickly realize capital and expense synergies from, and possible dispositions associated with, the acquisition of AT&T Wireless as a result of technical, logistical, regulatory, business and other factors;
  • problems associated with the transition of our network to higher speed technologies;
  • slow growth of our data services due to lack of popular applications, terminal equipment, advanced technology and other factors;
  • sluggish economic and employment conditions in the markets we serve;
  • the final outcome of FCC proceedings, including rulemakings, and judicial review, if any, of such proceedings;
  • enactment and impact of state and federal laws, regulations and requirements pertaining to our operations; and
  • the outcome of pending or threatened complaints and litigation.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. These factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, customer acceptance of @Road MRM solutions; the ability of @Road to correct undetected errors or defects in such solutions; the ability of @Road and its partners to market, sell and support @Road products and services; the timing of purchasing nd implementation decisions by other prospects and customers; competitive and pricing pressures; the dependence of @Road on mobile data systems technology, wireless networks, network infrastructure and positioning systems owned and controlled by others; and general economic and political conditions. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the @Road Report on Form 10-K dated March 15, 2005, in the @Road Report on Form 10-Q dated August 9, 2005, and in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

@Road and iLM are registered trademarks of @Road, Inc. The @Road logo, @Road GeoManager, @Road Pathway and @Road Portico, are trademarks of @Road, Inc.

All other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Media Contact

Bob Stern
@Road Media Relations
(510) 870-1360

David J. Lebedeff
@Road Vice President Investor Relations


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