TomTom Launches an NDS-Powered Navigation Portal

June 26, 2015 by  
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A Step Toward Real-Time Maps

TomTom (TOM2) launched what it called the world’s first NDS (Navigation Data Standard) powered navigation portal giving users access to fresher maps. The portal, called MyDrive, can be used to plan trips in advance, view the traffic situation on the road and manage favorites – thus providing a seamless experience to end-users across their entire journey.

MyDrive uses TomTom Traffic, TomTom navigation software, and TomTom global maps in NDS format, the worldwide automotive map standard. “We are on track with our ambition to become the leading provider of technologies for automated driving,” said Jan-Maarten De Vries, VP Product Management, TomTom Automotive.

Luxoft Selects TomTom NavKit for Luxoft AllView™ Infotainment Reference Design

June 25, 2015 by  
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TomTom (TOM2) and Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT) announced the integration of TomTom’s navigation engine, NavKit, with Luxoft’s AllView™, the reference design platform for creating an in-vehicle user experience (UX).

The firms said the partnership is allowing easy integration of TomTom’s navigation engine into the automotive infotainment solutions provided by Luxoft to its global client base.

Toyota Extends Deal with TomTom

October 2, 2014 by  
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TomTom (TOM2) has agreed to extend its supply of traffic information to Toyota Motor Europe beyond 2016 to 2018.

Toyota drivers will have access to TomTom Traffic and Places across the entire range (excepting the Aygo line).
TomTom will work in partnership with Harman to integrate TomTom Traffic into Touch2 with GO, and Touch2 with GO+.

“We are happy to extend our long standing relationship with Toyota,” said Jan-Maarten de Vries, VP Automotive at TomTom. “Having a quality traffic service is increasingly important for today’s drivers. TomTom’s accurate and up-to date information about the road ahead helps Toyota continue to meet the needs of their customers.”

Nuance Adds Two New Services to Its Dragon Drive Platform

November 13, 2013 by  
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Nuance Communications, Inc. introduced a new generation of its Dragon Drive connected car platform, adding two new services to enable customizable content delivery for connected cars.

Dragon Drive, currently deployed with Audi, BMW, Daimler, Toyota, and others, is a part of Nuance’s Dragon portfolio, which allows people to engage their phones, tablets, TVs, cars, wearables and computers by using their voice. 

In addition to Dragon Drive Speech, the Dragon Drive platform now includes Dragon Drive Connect, and Dragon Drive Link. The new services build on Nuance’s voice, natural language understanding (NLU), and personal assistant capabilities.

Sony adds in-car entertainment system

August 20, 2013 by  
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XAV-602BT features smartphone connectivity and optional XA-NV300T GPS module With TomTom® navigation

Sony ( introduced the XAV-602BT smartphone-connected in-dash AV receiver, which it said makes it easier and more convenient to experience music, navigation and smartphone applications while in the car.

Sony also announced the optional XA-NV300T navigation module with access to TomTom®’s user interface and mapping technologies.

The XAV-602BT AV receiver features Sony-exclusive App Remote™ technology for Android™ and iOS® devices, unifying entertainment and control functions for a simplified driving experience. The App Remote feature combines music and select smartphone apps into a single source list that can be safely displayed and controlled directly from the receiver. App content is displayed on the smartphone while audio content plays through the speakers.

TomTom delivers built-in navigation solution for Fiat Group

March 6, 2013 by  
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TomTom will provide a new navigation solution for Fiat Group, continuing the four-year partnership between the two companies. For the first time, TomTom navigation will be built-in as part of the Fiat Group’s new Uconnect™ 5-inch Radio Nav infotainment system.

The new infotainment system will initially be available in Fiat 500L series models, and offers a 5-inch touch screen. Uconnect will feature many of the technologies found in TomTom’s PNDs, including maps, IQ Routes, voice control and Advanced Lane Guidance. The device also incorporates the TomTom user interface. The Uconnect 5” Radio Nav will be first rolled out with the Fiat 500L series, then extended to other Fiat Group brands and models.

Toyota Motor Europe will integrate TomTom HD traffic

March 6, 2013 by  
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Toyota Motor Europe  (Toyota) will offer TomTom HD Traffic via OpenLR technology as standard in all vehicles with Toyota’s next-generation Touch&GO navigation and infotainment systems. TomTom’s traffic information will be rolled out from early 2014. TomTom will collaborate with its partner Harman to integrate TomTom HD Traffic into the next generation Touch&Go multimedia platform.

“We’re delighted to extend our partnership with Toyota and bring TomTom HD Traffic to drivers across Europe,” said Charles Cautley, TomTom managing director automotive. “Our real-time traffic information will help millions of drivers to get to their destinations faster.”

Strategy Analytics sees major firms challenging in-vehicle navigation suppliers

July 10, 2012 by  
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Apple, Google, and Microsoft battling for market share

Major technology companies, such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, are beginning to battle for share of the in-vehicle navigation market, according to the Strategy Analytics report, “Automotive and Portable Navigation:  Market Drivers and Forecasts 2011 -2019.”  This may spell trouble for traditional tier one navigation manufacturers like Continental, Denso, Harman, as well as for Garmin and TomTom.

ABI sees factory-installed nav surpassing PND by ’15

May 17, 2012 by  
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Manufacturers of portable navigation devices (PND) are making the right moves as the in-car navigation market is forecast to rapidly diverge into smartphone-based applications and dedicated in-car solutions, according to ABI Research. The total in-car navigation market is set to grow at a compound annual rate (CAGR) of 25.9% over the next five years, representing a strong market with plenty of opportunity, the research firm believes.

Much of this growth is in the perpetually commoditizing smartphone application market, reaching over 395 million downloads by 2016. However, there will continue to be a place for high-quality navigation services and features, particularly as car OEMS begin to support connected services, enabling applications to leverage information about the car and the driver.

TomTom adds Basic Roadside Assistance

May 2, 2012 by  
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TomTom has enhanced its Roadside Assistance program for portable navigation devices with the addition of a new Basic level of service. Basic service provides owners of VIA, GO LIVE and newly-launched START devices with quick and reliable dispatches of responsible and professional service providers with a simple phone call from anywhere in the U.S.

The TomTom Roadside Assistance Basic level of service bolsters TomTom’s existing Roadside Assistance services, which are supported by the Cross Country Motor Club. The Cross Country Motor Club provides TomTom customers with access to more than 1,800 customer service associates and a network of more than 30,000 towing and road service professionals around-the-clock.

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