Toyota Motor Europe will integrate TomTom HD traffic
March 6, 2013 by John Day
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.”
“As one of World’s leading car manufacturers, we strive to develop products that don’t just meet our customers’ expectations, but exceed them,” says Derek Williams, General Manager, Telematics & Multimedia at Toyota Motor Europe. “Quality traffic information always comes high on our customers’ wish list. By providing TomTom HD Traffic as an in-built connected service, our drivers will always have the best traffic information available.”
TomTom’s royalty-free, open source technology provides precise and compact dynamic location information. The map-agnostic technology enables reliable data exchange and cross-referencing using digital maps of different vendors and versions. The information transferred can consist of the current traffic situation at a certain location, traffic forecasts and special alerts. For more information visit http://openlr.org/introduction.html
TomTom HD Traffic will be integrated in Toyota Motor Europe’s next Touch&Go platform from January 2014. It will be available in the following countries: Luxembourg, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Vatican City, Russia, Greece and Hungary.