TomTom has announced that its changes to its digital maps are now at the level of 1.5 billion updates per month – an average of over 520 updates per second, including altered road junctions, new addresses, geometry and road features. This is said to represent updates to 1.32 million kilometres of roads, 5.9 million points Read More..
Xevo is partnering with TomTom to incorporate its in-car on-demand e-commerce platform, Xevo Market, into navigation systems. Service providers, shops or similar can be identified as points of interest (POI) in the mapping, and the driver can be navigated towards them. Recommendations can be offered on-route, such as suggesting a fuel stop or the chance Read More..
TomTom has acquired a Berlin-based autonomous-driving startup in a bid to strengthen its business in one of the fastest-growing areas of automotive technology. Four-year-old Autonomos provides R&D services for automated vehicle assistance systems. It has built a full demonstration-level autonomous driving software stack, 3D sensor technology, and digital image processing. TomTom said the systems will Read More..
TomTom will provide maps and traffic data to Uber, confirmingÂ that the Dutch mapping specialist will remain the biggest competitor to soon-to-be-German owned Nokia HERE. TomTom said it has signed a global, multi-year agreement with Â Uber, a fast-growing globalÂ taxi services provider that has developed an app that quickly brings drivers and customers together. Charles Cautley, managing Read More..
FRANKFURT â€“ The planned acquisition of Nokia HERE by a consortium of German premium carmakers provides a business opportunity for the map maker’s biggest competitor, TomTom’s new automotive boss said in an interview at the Frankfurt Auto Show last month. “It changes the competitive landscape, because HERE is no longer just a map supplier; it’s Read More..
TomTom has acquired Fleetlogic, a leading Dutch provider of fleet management services, in a bid to strengthen its position in the European fleet market. The Amsterdam-based location and mapping services group said Fleetlogic will add 27,000 subscriptions to the installed base of TomTom Telematics. That brings the total of TomTom’s installed telematics systems to more Read More..
User-based insurance (UBI)Â is set to continue its strong growth and is on its way to become an essential part of the insurance industry’s offerings, according to a new report published by market researchers Aite Group. This will provide opportunities for specialist providers that can help the insurance industry build suitable products. “The combination of broader Read More..
Sales of personal navigation devices (PNDs) are set to decline sharply in coming years as consumers opt for alternatives, according to a report by Berg Insight. The analysts predicted that PND sales will fall to 17 million units by 2017, down from 28 million last year and 33 million in 2011. They provided several reasons Read More..
TomTom has signed agreements with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen and Lexus to offer its navigation solutions in selected models of the two carmakers. The Netherlands-based navigation specialist said buyers of Peugeot and Citroen models will have the option to include a TomTom system in their cars from 2015. The PSA agreement shows the market demand for a modular Read More..
When Mazda shows its new CX-5 at the Los Angeles auto show later this month, the compact crossover SUV will feature a line-fitted navigation system from TomTom, the Dutch navigation systems group said. TomTom said the integration marks the beginning of a new cooperation in North America with the Japanese carmaker. The CX-5 will be Read More..