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TomTom completes move to next-generation map platform

February 8, 2016  - By 0 Comments

TomTom has completed its move to a new transactional-based mapmaking platform. The platform enables TomTom to continue delivering high-quality and up-to-date maps optimizing crowdsourced data alongside traditional mapmaking methods, in a step to bring real-time maps to customers.

TomTom’s new transactional mapmaking platform improves efficiencies and minimizes the time between detecting changes in the real-world and updating the map on an end-user’s device. A change can pass through TomTom’s mapmaking process, be fully quality assured in real-time, and end up in a customer’s map in minutes.

The new platform can scale to process new sources of sensor data efficiently, furthering enabling TomTom to optimize professional and community input mapmaking techniques. End users using TomTom’s real-time maps will always have accurate and up-to-date maps across automotive, mobile and location-based online applications, TomTom said.

“We are the first to deliver a global platform that allows for map updates to be continuously released to users,” said Harold Goddijn, CEO at TomTom. “The era of map updates in batches is over, now we can update maps as changes are detected. This puts TomTom in a unique position to start providing the real-time quality and accuracy needed for the future use-cases such as driver assistance applications and highly automated driving.”

“This has been a huge, complex project for the maps team at TomTom and I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved and the time in which it has been achieved,” said Charles Cautley, Managing Director Maps & Licensing at TomTom. “There is a lot of potential with this new platform and with it we look forward to delivering the high-quality map content that meets the growing customer location requirements.”

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Tracy Cozzens

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Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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