14:16 uur 15-09-2015

TomTom and Tech Mahindra Collaborate for Connected Car Solutions

FRANKFURT, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TomTom (TOM2) and Tech Mahindra Ltd, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, today announced that they have joined forces, to showcase their full line-up of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) services. The partnership will create an innovative portfolio for the Connected Car market, leveraging the specialist knowledge and capabilities within each company. TomTom and Tech Mahindra will jointly showcase expert demonstrations and innovative use cases atIAA New Mobility World.

Tech Mahindra’s ADAS offering, the revolutionary Pedestrian Detection solution, is enabled by the TomTom BRIDGE, a hardware platform that seamlessly connects business applications with TomTom technology. The built-in camera on the TomTom BRIDGE, as well as an external camera, can be used to provide the required video data for analysis and accident prevention.

  • In Pedestrian Detection mode, when driving in urban areas, the driver is alerted of the presence of pedestrians via visual and audio warnings on the Pedestrian Detection app.
  • The Pedestrian Detection app is installed on the TomTom BRIDGE.
  • A real-time demonstration of the app, running on TomTom BRIDGE, will be on display on the TomTom booth-hall 3.1 booth 39 at IAA.

Sebastien Ruffino, VP Sales B2B products, TomTom, said: “The TomTom BRIDGE is proving itself to be an ideal platform for enterprises across verticals such as transport and logistics, taxis, public transport and utility management. With today’s announcement, we’re demonstrating how we can help keep the roads safer for professional drivers and the public, by working with innovative companies like Tech Mahindra, developing ADAS solutions that make a real difference. The TomTom BRIDGE can help any type of business on the move to work more efficiently, saving time and money, and creating innovative services.”

Karthikeyan Natarajan, Global Head, Engineering and R&D, Tech Mahindra, said: “It’s always exciting to develop safety services for drivers, who spend so much time on the road. Our focus is on becoming the most innovative System Integrator in ADAS, successfully developing and deploying applications through integrated solutions in B2B hardware. TomTom BRIDGE has proven to be the ideal fit for our Pedestrian Detection app, and we look forward to developing more innovative ADAS services for the BRIDGE in the future.”


About TomTom

At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can benefit from it.

We created easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be. Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone.

We have four customer facing business units: Consumer, Telematics, Automotive and Licensing.

We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. We enable businesses with vehicles to more easily manage and improve fleet efficiency whilst increasing overall business performance with our Telematics solutions. We also offer a world leading real-time map platform that is powering innovative location based services and helping to make automated driving a reality for the automotive industry.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 4,200 employees worldwide and sell our products in over 46 countries.

About Tech Mahindra

Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering Consulting, Digital Transformation, Integrated Engineering, Business Services and Solutions, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the Society to Rise™. We are a USD 3.8 billion company with 103,600+ professionals across 90 countries, helping 750+ global customers including several Fortune 500 companies. Our innovative services, platforms, products, solutions and reusable assets connect across a number of technologies to deliver tangible business value to our stakeholders. Tech Mahindra is winner of Forbes 2014 Asia Fab 50, Deloitte Tech Fast 50, the CIO 100 among other awards.

We are part of the USD 16.9 billion Mahindra Group that employs more than 200,000 people across 100 countries. The Mahindra Group operates in key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership.

Connect with us on www.techmahindra.com


TomTom Press Office:
Greg Morrison
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+31 (0)20 757 5194
Techmahindra Press Office:
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Global Media Relations
Phone: +91 – 40 – 30675493
Email: Richa.Shah@techmahindra.com

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