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

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