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TomTom Gets Set for the Future of Driving at IAA Frankfurt 2017


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IAA Frankfurt, Germany, 12 September 2017 Navigation technology company, TomTom, today launched its presence at IAA Frankfurt, Europe’s biggest automotive event, with an autonomous vehicle collaboration with Renault, a deal with Daimler, a TomTom Traffic milestone, and the launch of an electric vehicle service.

Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive, said: “The automotive world is transforming faster than anyone could have imagined – and TomTom’s future-proof navigation technologies are pivotal to this revolution. 2017 has seen an acceleration in our work with the world’s top OEMs and technology companies from Volvo to Lucid; Baidu to Bosch, and today we’re excited about our news with Renault and Daimler and our innovative new EV service.”


TomTom Traffic can now reach 5bn drivers


TomTom today announced the introduction of TomTom Traffic in Egypt, Morocco, Macau and Iceland. This extends the service’s reach to 68 countries with a combined population of more than five billion people. With these new countries, TomTom adds to what is already the most comprehensive Traffic coverage of Europe and the Middle-East.

TomTom Traffic offers up-to-date information on road conditions such as traffic jams, roadworks and accidents. This information can be used by drivers to find the most optimal route and avoid congestion, but is also used by cities and road authorities to monitor, analyse and influence the traffic.

TomTom also announced that it is increasingly providing Lane-Level Traffic, a feature that is critical to autonomous driving. Already able to detect traffic on different lanes at junctions, TomTom Traffic can now also differentiate between traffic flow on High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) lanes and regular lanes.

Ralf-Peter Schäfer, VP, TomTom Traffic, said: “With rapid developments in Autonomous Driving and an increased focus on Smarter Cities, accurate and fresh traffic information is playing an increasingly important role. Hitting this milestone is an exciting moment, knowing we are helping to accelerate the future of driving for billions of people worldwide.”

TomTom will continue to support its customers with Traffic technology available in a greater number of countries, supported by the continuous growth in the supply of source data it receives from over 500 million connected devices*.

TomTom Traffic is expected to be launched in several additional countries in 2017 and 2018. This rapid growth demonstrates the scalability of the TomTom Traffic technology, as well as the ability of TomTom to support its Automotive, Government and Enterprise customers globally with high-quality maps and traffic services.

*TomTom Traffic is sourced by more than 500 million smartphones, cars and portable navigation devices providing GPS data points.

TomTom Traffic will be showcased along with TomTom’s complete automotive product offering at IAA Frankfurt: Hall 8, booth D26. Visitors to MWC Americas can find out more from 12 September at Hall West, Stand W.514.

See the full press release here.



Launch of real-time EV charging service to combat range anxiety


TomTom today announced an innovative new service for drivers of electric vehicles (EV). It’s called the TomTom EV Service, and it has been developed to help EV drivers to make informed decisions about when and where to charge their vehicles, reducing range anxiety.

The TomTom EV Service provides real-time availability for charging points, as well as other essential information such as opening hours, payment methods, plug types and more. The real-time availability information is sourced from market leaders in EV charging locations, and then intelligently fused with the TomTom Map. Because EV charge point availability changes throughout a journey, the information is updated continuously.

Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive, said: “One of the major barriers to driver adoption of electric vehicles is range anxiety, so with the launch of the TomTom EV Service, we’re taking driver piece of mind to the next level, and encouraging sustainable mobility.”

The TomTom EV service will initially launch in Europe, with a geo-expansion planned to North America early next year. After this expansion, TomTom’s EV Service will list 35,000+ charging stations with real-time availability information, globally.

This announcement demonstrates the relevance of the TomTom’s Connected Services, as well as the ability of TomTom to support its Automotive, Government & Enterprise customers globally with high-quality maps and relevant services.

The TomTom EV service will be showcased along with TomTom’s complete automotive product offering at IAA Frankfurt: Hall 8, booth D26.

See the full press release here.
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Daimler chooses TomTom Maps for North America


TomTom has been chosen by Daimler as the maps supplier for its infotainment platform in North America.

TomTom’s trusted map components will run on the Mercedes infotainment platform in a range of the automaker’s A, C, B and E-class vehicles, marking the strengthening of the relationship with Daimler that expands the TomTom Traffic deal already announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.

Mercedes drivers will benefit from TomTom’s state-of-the-art maps, which are already trusted by automotive manufacturers across the globe. TomTom is the only global digital map maker with a transactional map making engine, combining large volumes of active and passive community input, with professional mapmaking sources – enabling the efficient delivery of high-quality maps with fast cycle times.

Antoine Saucier, managing director, TomTom Automotive, said: “Our automotive-grade quality maps are used by hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. We’re delighted to enhance the TomTom driving experience for Mercedes drivers in North America – who will not only enjoy our live traffic information, but now also our fresh, and up-to-date, maps.”

TomTom has the world’s most extensive digital map database, covering 134 navigable countries, more than four billion people, and 45.6 million kilometres globally. In 2016, TomTom announced the TomTom HD Map and RoadDNA for autonomous driving, which now cover over 185,000 kilometres of interstates and highways across the mainland US network.

TomTom’s complete automotive product offering will be presented at IAA Frankfurt: Hall 8, booth D26.

See the full press release here.


TomTom exclusively presents the all-new PEUGEOT 5008 SUV


TomTom is exclusively presenting the PEUGEOT 5008 SUV at IAA Frankfurt, with the GT Line upper trim level. The seven-seater SUV, with a new generation PEUGEOT i-Cockpit®️, the in-vehicle infotainment and control system with TomTom navigation, will be on the TomTom booth from 12-24 September.

TomTom’s complete automotive product offering will be revealed at IAA Frankfurt: Hall 8, booth D26.

See the full press release here.


TomTom launches TomTom BRIDGE Hub –
the next-level solution for connected mobility


TomTom Announces Pre-Order Availability of TomTom BRIDGE Hub

IAA, Frankfurt, 12 September 2017 TomTom is showcasing new technologies and partners for its TomTom BRIDGE Hub platform at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany. Building on the success of the popular TomTom BRIDGE Terminal, TomTom BRIDGE Hub is a display agnostic solution, allowing customers and partners in various industries as transportation, emergency, logistics and utilities to connect with regular smartphones and tablets (BYOD), rugged professional devices or even HDMI displays, to create enhanced connected mobility solutions.

TomTom BRIDGE Hub is packed with features, including the latest TomTom Navigation, real time Maps* and real time TomTom Traffic. Applications can interface with navigation using our SDKs, allowing companies to create fully customisable solutions tailor-made to their business needs.

The built-in 4G/LTE connectivity and CAN Bus interface can connect not only with the driver and the back office, but also to the vehicle itself in real time. This helps ensure even greater efficiency and TCO, plus it provides a solution for developers to create innovative mobility applications while keeping strong platform control. TomTom BRIDGE Hub gives unprecedented flexibility, with three different hardware flavours to ensure a fit-for-purpose solution for a wide variety of technical architectural implementations.

TomTom also announced today that an additional technology can be used to connect TomTom BRIDGE Hub to compatible in-vehicle displays. Its use of Mirrorlink technology introduces an appealing aftermarket option for business and OEMS, bringing seamless alignment between companies and professional navigation closer than ever.

“TomTom BRIDGE Hub offers a highly-innovative solution. It addresses key needs that our customers have identified, helping them to optimise their operations.” said Sebastien Ruffino, Business Unit Manager TomTom BRIDGE. “TomTom BRIDGE Hub is already gaining traction in a wide range of industries from SME’s to large OEMs, where many customers and partners have already selected this product for their next generation implementation”.

The ecosystem is also widening whereas for example Zebra Technologies, the market leader in rugged mobile computers and barcode scanners, is showcasing a solution at IAA to demonstrate how TomTom BRIDGE Hub offers customers connected navigation and dedicated business applications, delivering relevant vehicle information to operate their business on rugged Zebra mobile computers.

“Our mission at Zebra Technologies is to empower greater visibility and productivity through our innovative products and enterprise asset intelligence solutions. Our partnership with TomTom allows us not only to bring the state-of-the-art TomTom navigation to Zebra devices but also to bring connected mobility solutions to a whole new level. This is exactly what the market was expecting and we are delighted to partner with a company like TomTom.” Jason Harvey, Vice President Sales Northern Europe, Zebra Technologies

The new TomTom BRIDGE Hub can be seen in action at the IAA, in Frankfurt at the TomTom booth Hall 8, stand D26.

See the full press release here.

*real time maps:
Map coverage: Pre-installed with a map of Europe (45 countries): AD, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GI, GR, HR, HU, IE, IT, LI, LT, LU, LV, MC, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR, UA, VA & main roads of AL, BA, BY, MD, ME, MK, RS.


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Added the BRIDGE Hub which was also announced yesterday.
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Hi all,

See also some live action from the IAA here 😃

Cheers, Mikko
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MikkoK wrote:

Daimler chooses TomTom Maps for North America


TomTom has been chosen by Daimler as the maps supplier for its infotainment platform in North America.

In view of the fact that Daimler is a part owner of HERE Technologies (ex-Nokia, ex-Navteq) that is a fascinating development!
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Hi tgold,

Indeed 😃 Most of the car manufacturers don't put all their eggs in one basket when it comes to cutting edge technologies. Each company has their individual strengths so there are various sorts of cooperation going on between the main players.

Cheers, Mikko

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