Issue: Mar 2016


TomTom Strengthens European Cooperation with Toyota



Toyota Proace to launch with TomTom powered infotainment system

by Jon Knox

TomTom (TOM2) announces that it has strengthened its cooperation with Toyota Europe. Starting with the extension of Traffic and Local search to 3 years for the Toyota Europe vehicle range* at no additional cost.

Furthermore, Toyota Proace, a light commercial vehicle developed in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen, will receive a new infotainment system featuring a bundle of several TomTom products, including 6 services** which will be available for up to 10 years. Toyota Proace drivers will be able to enjoy a fantastic navigation experience thanks to TomTom’s automotive-grade quality digital maps and award-winning navigation software “Navkit”, as well as TomTom Traffic. As a result, drivers will be able to work more efficiently, saving time and money on their daily drives, without having to worry about annual subscriptions.

This announcement further deepens the existing partnership between the two companies, already extended for the new Toyota Touch® 2 with Go with TomTom Traffic and Local Search services. Building on the success of this relationship, Toyota has now increased the period for these services from 1 year to 3 years.

“We are very happy about the ongoing relationship with TomTom,” says Jean-Jacques Serraf, General Manager at Product Management Division of Toyota Europe. “We want all our customers to enjoy the peace of mind from free connected services and we know that the quality of TomTom products, such as Traffic, will help them reach their destination faster using some of the most efficient routes, whatever the conditions.”

"This is an exciting new chapter in our relationship with Toyota Europe,” said Antoine Saucier, Managing Director TomTom Automotive. “It’s a testament to our services that Toyota has extended the free period for their customers. In addition Proace drivers will experience all the benefits of TomTom navigation coupled with our bundle of services, making their journey more efficient, enjoyable and profitable.”

*All models covered except the Toyota Aygo

**Services delivered to ProAce include:

  • TomTom Traffic – description below
  • TomTom Local Search: locates places around the user and navigates directly there
  • TomTom Speed Cams: providing timely alerts on fixed and mobile traffic cameras
  • Weather: always knows the weather ahead and helps make the drive safer
  • Parking: provides real-time information on space availability at nearby parking buildings
  • Fuel: up to date fuel prices at nearby gas stations

About TomTom

At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can benefit from it.

We created easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be. Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone.

We have four customer facing business units: Consumer, Telematics, Automotive and Licensing.

We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. We enable businesses with vehicles to more easily manage and improve fleet efficiency whilst increasing overall business performance with our Telematics solutions. We also offer a world leading real-time map platform that is powering innovative location based services and helping to make automated driving a reality for the automotive industry.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have over 4,600 employees and sell our products worldwide.

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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