At the Frankfurt Motor Show TomTom announced deals with Alfa Romeo, Lancia, SsangYong Motors, a partnership with Tech Mahindra and â‚¬250 million in bookings signed up since the beginning of the year.
“Bookings for this year so far exceeded â‚¬250 million, which, together with earlier secured orders, will support growth in our Automotive business from 2016 onwards. This level of order intake is substantially higher than in previous years, and is a good indication that our strategy in automotive is taking hold. This is an exciting time for the industry and we will continue to innovate to play a significant role in shaping the future of the automotive industry,” stated Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom.
The new Alfa Romeo Giulia launched at the show will offer TomTom navigation and maps through the two Connect NAV systems with 6,5” and 8,4” screens, developed together with Magneti Marelli.
In addition, the new Lancia Ypsilon will offer Uconnect LIVE embedded infotainment system with TomTom navigation, including five years TomTom Traffic as well as speedcam notifications, local search and weather data.
TomTom also announced the extension of its cooperation with South Korea’s SsangYong Motors. TomTom’s maps and navigation software, already offered for the Tivoli model, will also be included on the new Korando model throughout Europe from September 2015. The system has traffic information (via RDS-TMC), but not from TomTom.
Pedestrian Detection App
Furthermore, TomTom is showcasing a pedestrian detection app for professional drivers in partnership with Tech Mahindra. The collaboration with Tech Mahindra includes a full line-up of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) services.
The Pedestrian Detection solution is enabled by the TomTom BRIDGE, a professional PND that connects business applications with TomTom technology. The built-in camera on the TomTom BRIDGE, as well as an external camera, can be used to provide the required video data for analysis and accident prevention. When driving in urban areas, the driver is alerted of the presence of pedestrians via visual and audio warnings on the Pedestrian Detection app.