TomTom Secures Market Leadership in HD Mapping.
Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland, 6 March 2019 - TomTom (TOM2), the leading independent location technology specialist, today announces that it has closed deals with multiple top 10 carmakers for high-definition (HD) mapping. Together they represent a majority of cars produced by those carmakers that have sourced HD Maps*.
The TomTom HD Map is a highly accurate and highly attributed representation of the road, including lane models, lane geometry and traffic signs, with accuracy down to a few centimeters. The TomTom HD Map enables automated vehicles to precisely locate themselves on the road, to build a detailed model of the surrounding environment working together with the vehicle sensors, and to plan their path to destination. With high accuracy and attribution, and extensive coverage spanning Europe, the United States, Japan and South Korea, the TomTom HD Map is a natural choice for carmakers seeking to deploy automated driving systems on a global scale.
Willem Strijbosch, TomTom's Head of Autonomous Driving, comments: “Having a number of the world’s largest car manufacturers choose TomTom HD Maps for their future of mobility, demonstrates the quality and robustness of our products for automated driving. We’re already powering half a million Level 1 and Level 2-enabled automated vehicles on the road today. Today’s announcement confirms the value of HD maps as critical components for automated driving and cements TomTom’s leadership position in this market.”
* Based on 2018 car production volumes, excluding China (source: IHS).
Volkswagen Group Awards Global Deal to TomTom
Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda and Bentley Drivers to Continue to Enjoy Driving with TomTom Traffic
Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland, 6 March 2019 TomTom (TOM2) today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year extension to an existing European deal to provide its traffic service to Volkswagen Group car brands. They include Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge, Skoda, Lamborghini and Bentley. In addition, TomTom has been chosen as the traffic service provider for Audi vehicles in China and Japan.
TomTom Traffic is used by car manufacturers, governments, app developers and enterprises across a range of mobility applications. For drivers, TomTom Traffic provides an accurate, real-time traffic information service, which helps drivers make better decisions and save time on their journey.
Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive, comments: “Automakers choose TomTom Traffic for its accuracy, freshness and reliability. Volkswagen Group’s renewal of their deal with us, and extension to include Audi in Asia, is a fantastic endorsement of our superiority.”