TomTom’s trusted map components will run on the Mercedes infotainment platform in a range of the automaker’s A, C, B and E-class vehicles, marking the strengthening of the relationship with Daimler that expands the TomTom Traffic deal already announced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2017.
Mercedes drivers will benefit from TomTom’s state-of-the-art maps, which are already trusted by automotive manufacturers across the globe. TomTom is the only global digital map maker with a transactional map making engine, combining large volumes of active and passive community input, with professional mapmaking sources – enabling the efficient delivery of high-quality maps with fast cycle times.
Antoine Saucier, managing director, TomTom Automotive, said: “Our automotive-grade quality maps are used by hundreds of millions of devices worldwide. We’re delighted to enhance the TomTom driving experience for Mercedes drivers in North America – who will not only enjoy our live traffic information, but now also our fresh, and up-to-date, maps.”
TomTom has the world’s most extensive digital map database, covering 134 navigable countries, more than four billion people, and 45.6 million kilometres globally. In 2016, TomTom announced the TomTom HD Map and RoadDNA for autonomous driving, which now cover over 185,000 kilometres of interstates and highways across the mainland US network.
TomTom’s complete automotive product offering will be presented at IAA Frankfurt: Hall 8, booth D26.
The latest on TomTom at IAA Frankfurt can be found here.
This partnership will have no material financial impact on this year's financial results. We at TomTom are nonetheless excited to share the news about our partnership with Daimler, which is in line with TomTom strategy and is beneficial to our long-term development.
TomTom empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Our map-based components include map content, online map-based services, real-time traffic and navigation software. Our consumer products include PNDs, navigation apps and sports watches. Our main business products are custom in-dash navigation systems and a fleet management system, which is offered to fleet owners as an online service with integrated in-vehicle cellular devices. Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Automotive, Licensing, Telematics and Consumer.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have more than 4,700 employees worldwide. For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
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TomTom Automotive is the trusted global partner for innovative navigation technologies for the automotive industry. As a global leader in real-time maps, connected car services and navigation software, we offer automotive OEMs the modular components for advanced navigation and automated driving solutions.