TomTom

  • Bosch to create radar road “signature” maps for high accuracy self-driving

    Bosch to create radar road “signature” maps for high accuracy self-driving

    Bosch will be teaming up with TomTom to create a new kind of high-resolution localized maps that incorporate a “radar road signature” generated by Bosch, which can help position cars in their surroundings to within a few centimeters (that’s less than an inch in Imperial terms). It supplements video data previously used for this purpose, and has the advantage of working in… Read More

  • TomTom acquires Autonomos to beef up in self-driving technology

    TomTom acquires Autonomos to beef up in self-driving technology

    Navigation and mapping company TomTom — which provides data to companies like Uber and Apple as well as for its own GPS systems — has made an acquisition to add more autonomous driving technology to its platform. It has acquired Autonomos, a Berlin startup that has worked in R&D consultancy for various self-driving projects out of Germany. Financial terms of the deal have not… Read More

  • A circular satnav designed to blend in with a scooter

    A circular satnav designed to blend in with a scooter

    Like Garmin, TomTom’s been getting pretty aggressive with its wearable strategy. No wonder, really — it’s a space that’s seen exponential growth over the past few years, as in-car GPS systems have, at best, flatlined, thanks to the near ubiquity of smartphones. But TomTom’s not giving up the ghost. The company’s been playing around in the space to see what… Read More

  • TomTom’s got three new fitness trackers for IFA

    TomTom’s got three new fitness trackers for IFA

    If you used to make in-car navigation devices, odds are pretty good you make wearables now. That’s just the way things are. Now that everyone has turn-by-turn driving directions on their phone, those kinds of standalone mapping products have really lost their luster. TomTom’s on-board with the pivot. Granted, the company’s products haven’t earned the same sort of press… Read More

  • Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

    Uber taps Foursquare’s Places data so you never have to type an address again

    Foursquare and Uber have today announced a global partnership that would use Foursquare’s location data to let users type in a venue name (instead of address) when setting their destination. Uber currently partners with Google Maps for points of interest, with TomTom Navigation hooked into the driver apps for directions and transit information. With the addition of Foursquare’s… Read More

  • Uber Adds TomTom Navigation Data To Its Driver App, Not Replacing Google Maps

    Uber Adds TomTom Navigation Data To Its Driver App, Not Replacing Google Maps

    On-demand transportation service Uber lost out on its joint bid for Nokia’s Here mapping unit, so it’s moving ahead with putting together its own navigation, mapping and location services. Today, Dutch mapping company TomTom announced a deal to provide data to Uber for use in its navigation for Uber drivers (and specifically not Uber passengers). Specifically, Uber will… Read More

  • TomTom Is Applying Its GPS Technology To Self-Driving Cars And Fitness Watches

    GPS device maker TomTom has moved beyond turn-by-turn directions into smartwatches and embedded car software that could be used for self-driving vehicles. The portable mapping device maker announced in September the release of 24,000 km (roughly 15,000 miles) of highly automated driving (HAD) maps covering Germany’s entire highway network. HAD maps are a highly accurate type of 3D… Read More

  • TomTom Cardio GPS Watch Review: Put Your Heart Rate In The Driver’s Seat

    TomTom Cardio GPS Watch Review: Put Your Heart Rate In The Driver’s Seat

    I like running, perhaps to a fault, if only because while running you basically can’t pay attention to anything else once you get up to speed so long as you’re doing it right. So basically I like it because it deprives the brain of oxygen. But that also means that most high-tech running aid gadgets are too sophisticated for their own good; TomTom’s newest GPS sports watch… Read More

  • TomTom Cardio Sport Watches Offer GPS And Heart Rate Tracking In One Light Package

    TomTom Cardio Sport Watches Offer GPS And Heart Rate Tracking In One Light Package

    TomTom only introduced its lineup of GPS fitness watches about six months ago, but it’s already iterating on the design with a big new feature addition. The new TomTom Cardio watches, which include a multi-sport and a running-specific version, offer built-in heart rate monitoring, via an optical sensor located on the underside of the watch’s face. The sensor is actually built by… Read More

  • Poor Sales In India Force Maps Provider Sygic To Release Navigation App For Free

    Poor Sales In India Force Maps Provider Sygic To Release Navigation App For Free

    App developers are struggling to make money in India because of low credit card penetration, according to Michael Stencl, CEO of maps provider Sygic, which has now dropped the $5.58 fee to download its GPS navigation app. As Indian Android owners remain reluctant to purchase apps, mapping providers are turning to features such as offline availability to compete with Google, which has grown… Read More

  • Digital Mapping Company TomTom Launches Location-Based Platform, Portal, SDK To Drive App Licensing Revenues

    Digital Mapping Company TomTom Launches Location-Based Platform, Portal, SDK To Drive App Licensing Revenues

    TomTom has launched a location-based services platform and developer portal. The company supplies maps to some big names in the mobile space, including Apple, but is aiming to make it easier for developers of all shapes and sizes to contribute to its coffers. Read More

  • Why You All So Kiasi?

    Why You All So Kiasi?

    Editor’s note: Scott Rafer is CEO of Lumatic, a company that believes Cities are Humanity’s Future so they must be easier to love. Maps are really hard, but the industry aspects are even rougher than the technology. That’s why it’s time for mapping people to quit apologizing and go for the throat. Read More

  • TomTom Outs A $50 Android Navigation App, Forgets To Make It Compatible With Popular Phones

    TomTom Outs A $50 Android Navigation App, Forgets To Make It Compatible With Popular Phones

    First, the good news: There is now a full-featured TomTom navigation Android app. It features live traffic data, multi-stop routing, and a gorgeous interface. But there is a bit of bad news, too. In fact it’s rather funny in a sad way: The app is not compatible with recent flagship devices including the Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S III, HTC One X, and Galaxy Note. Read More

  • TomTom Finally Acknowledges It’s Getting Out Of Devices; Shareholders Rejoice

    TomTom Finally Acknowledges It’s Getting Out Of Devices; Shareholders Rejoice

    Time was when a GPS device was the must-have item in any self-respecting gadget-lover’s gear bag. But as years wore on and smartphones began to usurp the location functions, they’ve grown increasingly irrelevant. Sure, they still serve a purpose, but we’ve been advising companies like Garmin and TomTom for years to do some serious self-evaluation if they expect to be around… Read More

  • TomTom Discovers Apps, Puts Twitter, Yelp And More In The Go Live 1535 M PND

    TomTom Discovers Apps, Puts Twitter, Yelp And More In The Go Live 1535 M PND

    Ladies and germs, this is the Go Live 1535 M, which according to TomTom, is the first PND with connected apps. That claim may not exactly be true, but the Go Live 1535 M does have an impressive — that is, impressive for a GPS — set of non-standard functions through a variety of apps such as Twitter, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. These are in addition to TomTom’s VIA… Read More

  • TomTom Traffic Stats: Know Your Traffic Patterns (If You're In Government)

    Some infrastructure news for your Monday afternoon. Pretend this is Civlization V. TomTom has a new traffic database called TomTom Traffic Stats that makes it easier for BIG GOVERNMENT for study traffic patterns and the like. A sort of, “Hmm, maybe we should add a traffic light there, there seems to be a lot of slowing down and confusion as people approach the intersection.” Read More

  • TomTom Releases GPS Units Redesigned Inside And Out


    TomTom is back and ready to sell its next generation of PNDs. The 4.3-inch Go 2045 TM and 5-inch Go 2505 TM are built around a new system that was developed by regularly monitoring traffic information, which is said to provide smarter and faster routing. These models also hit with a redesigned UI that reduces the amount of user inputs to reach the desired function. Pinch-to-zoom and swipe… Read More

  • App review: TomTom for iPhone


    For the last couple of months I’ve been using the TomTom USA navigation app for iPhone. The big difference between this and other GPS applications is that all of the map data is stored on your phone, so no Internet connection is required to calculate routes. This is great when you’re in a dead zone, but it carries a hefty penalty in terms of file size: almost 1.5GB! Read on for… Read More

  • Nokia loses top technologist and former Symbian CTO Charles Davies to TomTom

    Nokia is having a rough month. First, it saw itself forced to cut its outlook for the second quarter and the full year, and now The Register reports that the Finnish company has lost one of its top tech brains. Charles Davies, former Symbian CTO and notably the first employee and later managing director of Psion, is leaving the mobile juggernaut to take up an unknown role at navigation… Read More

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