TAG: TomTom

Qualcomm platform powers TomTom’s plans to crowdsource mapping data for autonomous driving

March 1, 2017By

Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, is working with TomTom on using the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform for high-definition (HD) map crowdsourcing for autonomous driving. Qualcomm Drive Data Platform collects and analyzes data from different vehicle sensors, supporting smarter vehicles to determine their location, monitor and learn driving patterns, perceive their surroundings, and share this perception with the rest... read more

TomTom, sensewhere team on indoor location-based services

July 5, 2016By

TomTom has entered a technology collaboration with sensewhere, a provider of indoor positioning technology. According to the companies, the collaboration will enable the two companies to conquer GPS black spots and bring location-based services indoors. TomTom Indoor delivers accurate customized indoor maps of public and private venues for site operators and other partners that enable increased efficiency, cost savings and... read more

TomTom adds HD Map, RoadDNA for 17 new states

June 8, 2016By

TomTom has expanded coverage of its High Definition (HD) Map and RoadDNA products to 17 new states across the U.S., the company announced at TU-Automotive Detroit, which is being held June 8-9 in Novi, Michigan. “With over 122,000 kilometres (75,800 miles) of HD Map coverage globally, we’re equipping our automotive customers with the data needed to continue to push autonomous driving... read more

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Uber’s recent deals expand its autonomous vehicle strategy

November 23, 2015By

Uber has made big moves implementing location technology by signing a deal with TomTom, buying Microsoft’s mapping technology, and outright purchasing deCarta this year. The company is working with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg to develop autonomous vehicle technology. In other location news, distinct technology is cropping up in the indoor location market to make widespread implementation possible. read more

TomTom to provide data for Uber driver app

November 13, 2015By

TomTom has signed a global, multi-year agreement to provide maps and traffic data for the Uber driver app. TomTom’s advanced map-making technology, combined with its traffic information, will ensure Uber has a seamless navigation experience, accurate arrival times and efficient journeys in more than 300 cities around the world, according to a TomTom news release. “We are excited to provide... read more

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TomTom Selected by University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory

July 31, 2015By

TomTom’s map and traffic information have been chosen by the University of Minnesota’s Accessibility Observatory as part of a new national accessibility data set. TomTom will provide map and historical speed data to help analyze accessibility to jobs for driving and transit for metropolitan areas across the United States. For transit data, the Observatory is relying on open, public sources... read more

TomTom Expands Map Footprint Globally

July 30, 2015By

TomTom has added navigable maps for 13 new countries. TomTom’s global map database now covers more than 45.6 million kilometers and 4.3 billion people worldwide, and features full navigable coverage for 134 countries. “The addition of nearly 3 million kilometers of roads in one year demonstrates TomTom’s commitment to geo-expansion,” said Charles Cautley, managing director of TomTom Maps. “We rely on intelligent mapmaking and our... read more

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Nokia’s HERE Maps sold to BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen

July 27, 2015By

After months of negotiation, Nokia will sell its HERE Maps division to a consortium of German automakers — BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen — for $2.71 billion, according to the TU Automotive website. Under the agreement, HERE Maps would turn into an open platform that all car manufacturers can use for navigation and mapping inside vehicles, giving automakers independence from companies such as Google for maps and navigation at a... read more