(TOM2) continues to innovate with completing the move to its new transactional-based mapmaking platform. This platform is the first of its kind in the map industry and a leap forward in mapmaking technologies. It furthers TomTom’s lead in delivering the highest quality and up-to-date maps optimizing on crowdsourced data alongside traditional mapmaking methods. This launch represents a significant milestone for the company and is the critical step to bringing real-time maps to customers.
“We are the first to deliver a global platform that allows for map updates to be continuously released to users,” said Harold Goddijn, CEO at TomTom. “The era of map updates in batches is over, now we can update maps as changes are detected. This puts TomTom in a unique position to start providing the real-time quality and accuracy needed for the future use-cases such as driver assistance applications and highly automated driving.”
TomTom’s new transactional mapmaking platform brings great advantages in efficiencies and minimises the time between detecting changes in the real-world and updating the map on an end-user’s device. A change can pass through TomTom’s mapmaking process, be fully quality assured in real-time, and end up in a customer’s map in just minutes. This new platform can scale to process new sources of sensor data efficiently, furthering TomTom’s lead in optimising professional and community input mapmaking techniques. End-users using TomTom’s real-time maps will always have accurate and up-to-date maps across automotive, mobile and location-based online applications.
“This has been a huge, complex project for the maps team at TomTom and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved and the time in which it has been achieved,” said Charles Cautley, Managing Director Maps & Licensing at TomTom. “There is a lot of potential with this new platform and with it we look forward to delivering the high-quality map content that meets the growing customer location requirements.”
To see how TomTom’s mapmaking platform works:
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@Drumuser: Im neuen Jahr wird es soweit sein. Die Frage bleibt aber für welche Geräte wir dies zu welchem Zeitpunkt anbieten können, denn es müssen sehr viele komplexe interne Prozesse umgestellt werden... Hier habe ich zu diesem Zeitpunkt noch keine konkreten Infos. Sobald ich diese haben sollte, teile ich diese natürlich gerne mit Euch!
@lonesomeRider: Der Unterschied zwischen NDS und MapShare ist gewaltig:
Momentan können via MapShare nur bestimmte Kategorien von Korrekturen durchgeführt werden, da z.B. größere Änderungen sich auf Routenplanung etc. auswirken, und solche Änderungen (in der Menge) nicht "mal eben" die Karte implementiert werden können.
Des weiteren muss man wissen dass aktuell die Karten für TomTom Geräte komprimiert werden müssen, da die Kartendaten ansonsten extrem viel Speicher belegen würden (mit entsprechend langen Zeiten für Download / Installation). Dieser Prozess der Komprimierung dauert i.d.R. bis zu drei Monate, weshalb es zu Verzögerungen kommt, z.B. wenn neue Straßen geöffnet werden und wir vorab nichts davon wussten (was wir selbstverständlich versuchen zu vermeiden).
Die NDS Kartentechnologie ermöglicht uns diesen Prozess um ein vielfaches zu beschleunigen, ausserdem können wir dadurch viel mehr "Attribute" in einer Karte verbessern (z.B. Tageszeitabhängige Einschränkungen und weitere besonderen Situationen).
Es wird also mit NDS Karten viel öfter und viel schneller die aktuellsten Karten geben.
@Met-Mann: Ich werde (sobald ich wieder im Büro bin) Deine Kritik bzgl. MapShare auf Android weiter verfolgen, sodass ich die expliziten Gründe / Pläne hierzu erfahre. Meine Vermutung ist dass es nicht unterstützt wird da die Korrekturen erst nach Start der App integriert werden könnten, was eine Navigation verhindern würde. Das ist aber wie gesagt nur meine persönliche Vermutung, warten wir mal ab was das Team dazu sagt. Im Bezug auf Verkehrsmeldungen sind weitere Innovationen fest geplant, aus strategischen Gründen möchte ich mich aber lieber nicht in der Öffentlichkeit dazu vorab äussern.
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Hi, I just look only shortly after the rights, I consider myself short. I am happy to help with further inquiries.Drumuser: In the new year it will be ready. The question remains however, for which devices we can offer this at what time, because it must be converted very many complex internal processes ... Here I have at this time no concrete information. As soon as I should have this, I share this naturally happy with you!lonesomeRider: The difference between NDS and MapShare is enormous: Currently, only certain categories of fixes can be done via Map Share as eg major changes affect route planning, etc., and Such changes (in quantity) is not "just" the map can be implemented. Furthermore, you have to know that currently the maps of TomTom devices must be compressed because the map data would otherwise be extremely occupy a lot of memory (with correspondingly long times for Download / Installation). This process of compression usually takes up to three months, which is why there are delays, for example, when new roads are opened and we knew in advance anything about it (what we are trying of course to avoid). The NDS card technology allows us this process many times to accelerate , In addition, we improving much more "attributes" in a map (eg Time of day restrictions and other special situations). There will be the latest maps much more often and much faster so with NDS cards. @ Met-man: I will (once I again'm at the office) your criticism regarding. MapShare track on Android continues, so that I am experiencing the explicit reasons / plans at the moment. My guess is that it is not supported because the corrections could be integrated only after starting the app, which would prevent navigation. This is but as I said just my personal guess, let's wait what does the team do so. In terms of traffic information further innovations are firmly planned, for strategic reasons, however, I would rather not comment in public to advance. Greetings Julian
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TomTom Traffic Sees Major Improvements and Total Number of Countries with TomTom Traffic Hits 50 Globally
Amsterdam, 9 February 2016 – TomTom ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) today announced significant enhancements to its [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] service – benefiting drivers using TomTom [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (PNDs) and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], as well as customers who have [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] agreements with TomTom. The improvements are being revealed at the same time as TomTom announces a geo-expansion milestone for its traffic service. With the addition of Indonesia and Slovenia, TomTom Traffic is now available in 50 countries globally.
Major enhancements made to TomTom Traffic include Turn-Dependent Jam Information, Dynamic Speed Limit Messages, Weather Influenced Predictions and Road Condition Monitoring after Rain or Snow. The improvements will be rolled-out from April 2016.
Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Head of Traffic at TomTom, said: “At TomTom, we work tirelessly to ensure that we deliver a leading Traffic service. The major enhancements that we’re announcing today will improve the driving experience for people using our award-winning PNDs and apps, as well as drivers who are using a product that is powered by TomTom Traffic through a licensing agreement. We like to keep things simple, so drivers won’t notice many of the new features that are running in the background, but we do believe that they’ll notice that their journeys come with fewer headaches, as well as being faster.”
Overview of New Features: Turn-Dependent Traffic Information
Congestion at some junctions may only affect drivers taking a certain turn (or travelling straight on). The new enhancement automatically detects the different ‘turn dependent’ traffic situations at junctions and enables the navigation system to only take into account jams specific to the driver’s turn intention on their specific route.
Dynamic Speed Limit Messages
Agencies responsible for managing the road networks deploy roadside or overhead message signs in order to dynamically change the speed limit. This is done to reduce the speed of traffic during busy periods, so that drivers are moving more safely and in a more consistent flow. TomTom Traffic will automatically monitor highways with variable speed signs, and displays them to the driver.
Weather Influenced Predictions
Heavy rain or snowfall can have a significant impact on the speed of traffic. TomTom Traffic will use advanced weather information with other influencing factors, such as severity and tendency, of any existing jams, to further improve the accuracy of the expected lifetime of congestion, and future speeds on the road.
Road Condition Monitoring after Rain or Snow
Traffic conditions may continue to be affected by delays for some time after snow has stopped falling, if there is snow lying on the road. TomTom Traffic will monitor areas affected by weather-related delays, and continue to display relevant delay messages until the road returns to normal. This ensures that delays can be taken into account with regards best routing and ETA information.
Also announced today is the launch of TomTom’s world-class traffic service in Indonesia and Slovenia. TomTom now provides accurate traffic information for highways, major roads and secondary roads in 50 countries. TomTom Traffic includes congestion forecasting, which indicates whether a jam is growing or dispersing, and estimates how long a delay will last.
“Traffic congestion is an issue for many cities around the world”, continues Schäfer, “and those in Indonesia and Slovenia are no different. As well as hitting a major milestone in the roll-out of TomTom Traffic globally, the launch of TomTom Traffic in these two new countries gives their drivers, their automotive industries, and governments, a concrete way to tackle traffic congestion. Our aim is to help drivers get there faster, and support governments to better manage traffic flow.”
You can find out more about TomTom Traffic here: htt p://tomtom.c om/en_ie/drive/tomtom-traffic/.
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a portable navigation device for motorcycles. The launch comes as TomTom marks the 10th anniversary of the very first RIDER, and to celebrate, the new RIDER 410 Great Rides Edition comes with Lifetime World Maps and 100 of Europe’s most thrilling routes preinstalled and pretested by Tourenfahrer, one of the biggest route providers in Europe.
The TomTom RIDER 410 launched in February 2015, and comes with a range of new features, including Lifetime World Maps, route planning with , and roundtrip planning.
Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer, said: “After 10 years’ creating navigation devices for motorcyclists, it’s exciting to be launching a special edition TomTom RIDER. As well as the new features which bikers have been asking for, such as route planning via MyDrive, Bluetooth® file sharing, and hands-free calling, we’re offering 100 of Europe’s most thrilling routes, pre-installed. The TomTom RIDER 410 has been designed from the ground up for life on the road – and, like all TomTom products, we’ve focused on an innovative and easy-to-use interface that creates a beautifully simple user experience. All you have to do is decide exactly how thrilling you want your ride to be.”
Motorcyclists can find some of the most exciting winding roads and avoid the boring straights, by selecting how challenging they want the route to be. Three levels of windiness and hilliness can be selected on the device, ensuring an adrenaline-filled ride. Additionally, Roundtrip Planning enables the user to discover new routes by simply tapping the area they want to explore, define a starting point, and areas to visit. Route Planning with TomTom MyDrive
New for the TomTom RIDER 410 is the opportunity to plan the perfect trip before setting-off using TomTom MyDrive. Users can gain inspiration from riders in the know, and create their own thrilling routes on their PC before uploading them to the RIDER device via MyDrive. Other Features
Other features include the ability to simply rotate the device to portrait view to see more of the bends ahead. Riders can also accept calls through the device, and can keep their eyes on the road with instructions through a Bluetooth® helmet audio system. The TomTom RIDER 410 also comes with Lifetime TomTom Traffic  and Lifetime Speed Cameras  at no extra cost, as well as a glove-friendly, waterproof screen that responds instantly to touch.
The new TomTom RIDER Great Rides Edition is available in-store and online from 8th April 2016 in two versions: The TomTom RIDER 410 (RRP €399), and the TomTom RIDER 410 Premium Pack (RRP €499). The TomTom RIDER 410 Premium Pack comes with a Car Mounting Kit, Anti-theft Solution and Travel Carry Case.
Geneva, 1 March, 2016 –TomTom (TOM2) today announces a crucial milestone in delivering up-to-date, personalized maps to car drivers, wherever they are. NavKit*, TomTom’s leading navigation software, now uses Real-Time Maps, seamlessly receiving incremental map updates and additional geographies.
With this successful migration of TomTom
world's first transactional mapmaking platformTomTom is making it even easier for car makers to update and deliver, also over the air, the freshest TomTom maps and navigation software to drivers around the world.
The use of the standard also provides car makers flexibility to choose map suppliers, configurability of geo-coverage to optimize storage usage, upgradability towards future map features, while maintaining automotive-grade quality.
“The challenge for today’s automotive industry is to create navigation and automated driving systems that are cost effective and future proof,” said Harold Goddijn, CEO at TomTom. “Incorporating Real-Time Maps in our core navigation software firmly establishes TomTom as one of the leading technology providers. This enables car makers to shape the future of mobility together with TomTom.”
New Volkswagen Up! Launched with TomTom navigation
Geneva Motor Show - Switzerland, 01 Mar 2016 – TomTom (TOM2) today announces that the new Volkswagen Up! will feature TomTom navigation starting from June 2016. Drivers will access TomTom’s easy-to-use navigation via a smartphone App (developed by a third-party app developer) dedicated to the Volkswagen Up! experience. The user’s smartphone is then secured on the driver’s dashboard with a dock, keeping the device in plain sight and easily accessible.
The App features TomTom’s state of the art automotive navigation components - its navigation software “NavKit” combined with its automotive-grade digital maps. To take the navigation experience even further, Volkswagen will let drivers choose whether they want to receive further map updates and TomTom’s award-winning traffic service. This once again demonstrates TomTom’s expertise in bringing together the worlds of Automotive and Consumer Electronics.
"We are delighted that Volkswagen has selected TomTom navigation” says Antoine Saucier, Managing Director TomTom Automotive. “Up! drivers will be able to enjoy the quality of guidance of TomTom Navkit, providing some of the fastest routes with extremely accurate estimated times of arrival, and the precision of TomTom digital maps, combined with the convenience of using their smartphone”.
(TOM2) GO Mobile, a new navigation app for iPhone with TomTom Traffic, is now available globally, for free, on the Apple App Store. Everyone can experience TomTom's premium navigation and real-time traffic information, driving up to 75km every month free of charge*. Drivers can upgrade to unlimited driving with a simple in-app purchase.
Sharing the same user interface as the award-winning TomTom GO satnav, the mobile app helps drivers get to their destinations, faster, every day. With offline Maps, TomTom Traffic, superior routing and Speed Camera warnings in countries where available, the app is the ideal travel companion for mobile drivers. The new app features a global map licence so drivers can use it in over 150 countries even without a network connection**.
"The TomTom GO Mobile app for iPhone is made for drivers who want to experience the best of TomTom on their smartphone," says Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer. "We completely rethought our mobile solution so that every driver has the chance to try navigation with TomTom Traffic. Now all iPhone owners can avoid the traffic jams and get to their destinations faster, every day."
The app is now available to download from the Apple iTunes Store for free:
TomTom GO Mobile for Android™ was launched in March 2015, and has been downloaded over 4 million times.
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* Drivers receive 75 free kilometres every month, which includes TomTom’s premium navigation, TomTom Traffic and TomTom Speed Cameras. On the first of every month the free 75kms are added to the driver’s app. These kilometres are not accumulated if not driven in the 30 days.