TomTom (TOM2) announces today its collaboration with Hyundai Motor in Europe. Hyundai drivers will benefit from TomTom’s state-of-the-art connected services for seven years, starting with the launch of the All-New Tucson SUV in the second half of 2015.
Hyundai drivers will have access to TomTom’s services in their on-board navigation system, including TomTom Traffic, Speed Cameras, Local Search and Weather. The integration of the suite of TomTom’s services will help Hyundai drivers to save time on the road by providing real-time traffic information. Drivers will also receive alerts about fixed and mobile speed cameras, as well as location-specific information on local shops, services and businesses and prevailing weather reports.
“At Hyundai we aim to deliver value beyond expectations to our customers,” commented Jochen Sengpiehl, Vice President Marketing at Hyundai Motor Europe. “This year, we will change the perception of our brand with the All-New Tucson. For this new model, TomTom’s ‘LIVE Services’ are the perfect choice to enhance the user experience with real-time information.”
“We are proud to deliver TomTom’s Traffic & Travel Information services to Hyundai’s on-board navigation systems in Europe and Russia,” said Jan-Maarten de Vries, VP TomTom Automotive. “This deal shows that TomTom’s world-class components can be integrated into various automotive system configurations to bring a great navigation experience.”
Notes to Editors:
TomTom’s Traffic & Travel Information services will be delivered to the on-board navigation systems via smartphone tethering, encoded as standard TPEG over IP, using OpenLR location referencing.
TomTom products are based on core assets: digital maps, modular navigation software and connected services such as TomTom Traffic.
TomTom (TOM2) empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS Sport Watches, as well as state-of-the-art fleet management solutions and industry-leading location-based products.
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About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
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