Navigation vendor TomTom today at the Geneva Motor Show announced deals with leading car makers PSA, Toyota, Volkswagen and FCA.
Global PSA Deal
TomTom today announced the launch of PSA Peugeot Citroen’s new global infotainment platform, which is built on their navigation software, digital mas and traffic information service.
This new system will be first available on the new DS5 as “DS Connect Nav”, then on the Citroen Space Tourer and the Peugeot Traveller in the first quarter of 2016. Additional models from all three brands will be rolled out later in the year on a global scale: Europe, Latin America and Mexico, Africa, Middle-East, Asia (except Japan, South Korea and China), Australia and New Zealand.
Lifetime map updates will be included in the vehicle price while a bundle of 5 real-time services will be free for the first 3 years: Traffic, Local Search, Weather, Parking Fuel (the speedcam warning service will be available as a paid option).
“With this major partnership, involving all our products in so many regions, TomTom starts a new exciting journey with PSA Peugeot Citroen, one of the leading car manufacturers in the world.” Antoine Saucier, Managing Director TomTom Automotive.
This agreement, known to be in TomTom’s books for quite a long time, is now coming to the market.
Volkswagen Up! with Smartphone Solution
The new Volkswagen Up!, presented at the show, will feature TomTom navigation starting from June 2016. Drivers will access TomTom’s navigation via a smartphone App (built by a third-party developer) dedicated to the Volkswagen Up! experience. The user’s smartphone is then secured on the driver’s dashboard with a dock.
The App features TomTom’s navigation software “NavKit” combined with digital maps. Volkswagen will also provide optional paid map updates and TomTom’s traffic service.
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: Navigation, Traffic, Local Search, Speed Cam, Weather, parking, Fuel) which will be available for up to 10 years.
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. Toyota has now increased the period for these services from 1 year to 3 years.
TomTom today also announced that the all new Fiat Tipo CinquePorte and Station Wagon, and the new Fiat 500S, presented in world premiere at the event, are available with a new version of TomTom’s connected navigation in the new Uconnect 7” HD Nav and Uconnect 7” HD Nav LIVE head units.
This new system combines TomTom navigation software with their digital maps, Speed Cams warnings, Local Search, Weather, and Traffic service.
These systems will be rolled out in Europe and other markets during this year.