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    TomTom marks 1.5 billion map updates a month, gets “closer to real-time”


    Image: TomTom/Businesswire 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 ...

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    Xevo partners with TomTom for in-car e-commerce, demos Xevo Market with Hyundai


    Image: Hyundai 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 ...

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    TomTom acquires Berlin autonomous-driving specialist


    TomTom wants to broaden its product offering to include autonomous-driving related systems (Photo: TomTom) 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 ...

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    TomTom to provide map data to Uber


    TomTom data will power the Uber app (Photo: Uber) TomTom will provide maps and traffic data to Uber, confirming 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  Uber, a fast-growing global ...

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    TomTom exec: German HERE acquisition is an opportunity


    Saucier says drivers need TomTom's real-time traffic information (Photo: Arjen Bongard) FRANKFURT ”“ 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 ...

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    TomTom acquires Fleetlogic


    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 ...

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    Strong growth seen for user-based insurance


    UK automobile club AA offers UBI with the help of a so-called Drivesafe box in the car (Photo: AA) 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 ...

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    PND shipments seen falling as alternatives find favor


    As PND sales slumped, navigation specialist TomTom's revenue dropped 17 pc in 2012 (Photo: TomTom) 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 ...

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    TomTom signs deals with PSA, Lexus


    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 ...

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    US Mazda CX-5 to feature TomTom embedded navigation


    The Mazda CX-5 will be shown in Los Angeles this month (Photo: Mazda) 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 ...

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    TomTom offers semi-integrated navigation for Ford in Europe


    TomTom offers automakers an opportunity to provide integrated navigation in lower segment models (Photo: TomTom) TomTom is expanding its offering of semi-integrated navigation solutions through a partnership with Ford of Europe. The Amsterdam-based navigation systems maker said it will integrate its Go LIVE 1000 and 1005 into Ford models by ...

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    TomTom: Navigating to India


    TomTom said it is introducing its VIA range of personal navigation devices to India in a move to benefit from the strong growth in the country's car market. The Dutch navigation systems group said in a press release that the introduction of its products follows the establishment of a sales ...

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    IAA 2011: TomTom, Renault launch in-dash EV navigation


    The Renault Fluence Z.E. electric vehicle (Photo: Renault) TomTom and Renault unveiled an in-dash navigation system specifically designed for electric vehicles. The Carminat TomTom Z.E. LIVE will be fitted on Renault's Fluence Z.E electric vehicle. The two companies, which showed the system at the Frankfurt auto show (IAA) this week, ...

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    TomTom swings to loss, provides data to Flemish govt


    TomTom is looking for new revenue streams as earnings took a tumble in the 2nd quarter (Photo: TomTom) TomTom, which posted a second-quarter loss last week, said it will provide historical traffic data to the government of Flanders as the northern Belgian region tries to improve congestion on its roads. ...

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    TomTom introduces new business tools


    TomTom today announced two new features aimed at increasing safety and efficiency for businesses. The Amsterdam-based provider of navigation systems and services said it is launching Active Driver Feedback and WEBFLEET OptiDrive. Active Driver Feedback promotes safe driving by providing drivers immediate feedback on their driving performance via their TomTom ...

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    New TomTom system for Lancia's Ypsilon to launch in Geneva


    TomTom will unveil a new "Blue&Me TomTom LIVE" navigation system for the Lancia Ypsilon at the Geneva auto show next month. The Dutch navigation services provider said the system will be easily upgradeable, have a new user interface and can be mounted in a novel way. It will be available ...

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    Bosch, Tata Consulting, TomTom join GENIVI


    Robert Bosch, Tata Consultancy Services and TomTom have joinedGENIVI, becoming the latest new members of the growing global electronics alliance. GENIVIis an automotive and consumer electronics industry association driving the development and adoption of an open-source in-vehicle infotainment platform. "Our primary goal in this alliance is to lower development times ...