TomTom made several announcements, recently. It’s HD mapping will work with NVIDIA DriveWorks software. TomTom announced the coverage expansion of its High Definition (HD) Map and RoadDNA products to France, covering nearly 33,000 kilometres of motorways across the country. TomTom is extending its HD Map and RoadDNA coverage in the United States to include 13 additional states. TomTom also announced the next generation of TomTom Bridge and On-Street Parking.
TomTom also announced the introduction of an On-Street Parking service, a game-changer for drivers on the hunt for that hard to find parking spot. The service will be initially available as a data feed1 for 25 cities2 in Europe, with additional geo-expansion to follow. The TomTom On-Street Parking will complement the existing Off-Street Parking (parking garage) information service already available to TomTom customers and licensing customers.
TomTom uses its vast supply of GPS data to determine where drivers are looking for parking places and at what times of the day. With this information, the TomTom On-Street Parking service provides drivers with the probability of finding a parking spot on a street level, as well as the average search-time for a spot. To further enhance the parking experience, TomTom will also publish pricing and restriction information where available.
This product launch brings TomTom’s HD Map and RoadDNA coverage to 206,203 kilometres globally, including:
- Motorways in France (32,956 km).
- Autobahn network in Germany (27,631 km).
- Interstates in 30 U.S. states (104,690 km).
- Interstates and highways in three U.S. states (40,926 km).
By already delivering over 200,000 kilometres of HD Map coverage globally, TomTom is enabling the automotive industry to bring autonomous driving closer to reality.
TomTom announced that the TomTom BRIDGE will be delivered with next-generation maps – the first TomTom device to benefit from the Navigation Data Standard (NDS) map format. In addition to new maps, the entire navigation experience will improve due to new features made available on the navigation software.
The map format, combined with improved visualization, will allow businesses to get access to the freshest maps available. After real time traffic, TomTom is now bringing near to real time maps. Businesses will be able to configure, update and maintain their systems better, reducing downtimes whist increasing reliability – ultimately helping companies to save time and money.
The TomTom BRIDGE is a driver terminal that seamlessly connects business applications with TomTom’s core navigation technology. The new map format puts integrators fully in control of which map regions they want to install on the device, providing more control on the size of the updates.
They will also have access to more features such as being able to choose between 2D and 3D maps, which lets the user free-up space on the device; activate incremental map updates to provide changes in speed limits, direction of traffic flow, and one-way streets; and to ensure users always drive with the latest and freshest maps. More features will be provided regularly on TomTom’s BRIDGE developer portal* over the course of 2017.
TomTom recently launched the European debut of its Localisation Demonstrator, a new demonstration device that leverages its HD Map and RoadDNA technology to provide accurate and robust lane-level localisation of a vehicle. The device, using sensors expected in autonomous vehicles, combines TomTom award winning autonomous driving content with TomTom correlation software to demonstrate the precision of our data, and the ability to perform real-time lane positioning.