AMSTERDAM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TomTom (TOM2)
today announced the launch of TomTom
City – a new traffic portal that provides live traffic and travel
information for consumers and traffic management experts. This new
service showcases the extensive range of traffic information available
on a city by city basis and will provide a platform to connect traffic
authorities, businesses and citizens to jointly manage sustainable and
TomTom City, which can be found at http://city.tomtom.com,
is accessible from any internet enabled computer, tablet or smartphone
and provides freely accessible content showing live traffic status and
incidents and other driver-based information in cities. This will enable
consumers to check their journey routes first and plan the best route.
Furthermore by also being accessible to traffic management experts,
traffic issues can now be dealt with even more quickly. The initial
launch of 25 cities in 18 countries will expand to include more cities
and products throughout the year.
TomTom City builds on the leading TomTom Traffic information available
to TomTom navigation devices and licensing partners in automotive,
consumer and government. It also extends the historical congestion
information provided through reports such as the TomTom Traffic Index.
Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Head of Traffic at TomTom, said: “TomTom City gives
drivers and traffic managers essential insights into the real-time
traffic situation and the historical bottlenecks in key cities. This is
an important step in our mission to help reduce delays for all drivers.
Using data from over 450 million devices* globally we are creating
services that will help cities and connected cars work together to
optimise the road network.”
As the number of connected vehicles on the road increases over the
coming years with the emergence of semi- and highly-automated driving,
TomTom City will offer new ways to manage city mobility. Drivers and
professionals involved in traffic management can make smarter decisions
to avoid delays on the road and reduce congestion for everyone.
Key Features in TomTom City
Real Time Traffic Status
TomTom City aims to give a quick view of the current traffic condition
in the city. The status indicators show the current average speed
observed in the city compared to average speed when there is no
congestion; a congestion barometer showing relative congestion compared
to a free-flowing period; and a snapshot that shows the number of road
closures, construction areas and accidents currently in the city. In
addition, TomTom City also shows the traffic incidents on a map, and the
traffic flow (speed) on a map. All Real Time Traffic information on
TomTom City is updated every minute.
TomTom City shows the top congestion bottlenecks recorded in the recent
quarterly period. The information is presented as a summary for ‘All
Day’ and separately for morning and afternoon peak periods to reflect
the periodical traffic conditions in cities. Summary information is
presented on a map view and each hotspot can be selected individually to
see road segment delay details.
Road Event Reporter
This new web-based tool will help road authorities and other
professional operators to inform millions of road users in minutes about
events that are affecting the road network and its traffic flows via the
TomTom Traffic service. With a few clicks a road authority can report
road closures, road works, accidents and other disruptions that are
affecting traffic in their local area, now, as well as those planned in
CITIES COVERED AT LAUNCH
Aarhus (DNK), Amsterdam (NLD), Berlin (DEU), Bordeaux (FRA), Ghent
(BEL), Lodz (POL), London (GBR), Montpelier (FRA), Moscow (RUS),
Paris (FRA), The Hague (NLD)
|Australia/ Oceania:||Auckland (NZL), Sydney (AUS)|
|Africa:||Cape Town (ZAF)|
Dubai (ARE), Istanbul (TUR), Riyadh (SAU), Singapore (SGP), Taipei
Pittsburgh (USA), Rio de Janeiro (BRA), San Francisco (USA), Sau
Paulo (BRA), Toronto (CAN), Vancouver (CAN)
You can find out more about TomTom Traffic here.
*Devices include dedicated Portable Navigation Devices, connected
smartphone applications, in-dash navigation and fleet management systems.
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
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have over 4,600
employees and sell our products worldwide.
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