GENEVA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TomTom (TOM2) today announces that the new Volkswagen Up! will feature TomTom navigation starting from June 2016. Drivers will access TomTom’s easy-to-use navigation via a smartphone App (developed by a third-party app developer) dedicated to the Volkswagen Up! experience. The user’s smartphone is then secured on the driver’s dashboard with a dock, keeping the device in plain sight and easily accessible.
The App features TomTom’s state of the art automotive navigation components – its navigation software “NavKit” combined with its automotive-grade digital maps. To take the navigation experience even further, Volkswagen will let drivers choose whether they want to receive further map updates and TomTom’s award-winning traffic service. This once again demonstrates TomTom’s expertise in bringing together the worlds of Automotive and Consumer Electronics.
“We are delighted that Volkswagen has selected TomTom navigation” says Antoine Saucier, Managing Director TomTom Automotive. “Up! drivers will be able to enjoy the quality of guidance of TomTom Navkit, providing some of the fastest routes with extremely accurate estimated times of arrival, and the precision of TomTom digital maps, combined with the convenience of using their smartphone”.
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About TomTom Automotive
TomTom Automotive is the trusted partner for innovative and future-proof navigation technology for the global automotive industry. As a global leader in connected navigation software, traffic information, and digital real-time maps, we offer Automotive OEMs the modular components to create competitive infotainment systems, as well as the technology to enable the future self-driving cars to see beyond their sensors.
About TomTom Traffic
TomTom’s award-winning traffic is based on millions of real-time GPS probes from one of the world’s largest driver communities, and also features upcoming precipitation reports and roadworks information. Its sophisticated fusion engine assesses the traffic flow situation on all mapped roads, every 30 seconds, and delivers tailored information to each vehicle in TPEG-over-IP format, every 2 minutes. The OpenLR map-independent location referencing enables integration of TomTom Traffic service as a component into any third-party navigation application.
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