TomTom's activities at a glance
TomTom's core technology assets are maps, traffic and navigation. These assets underly many of TomTom's products, and are used in PNDs, embedded navigation systems, smartphone applications, and web-based applications.
TomTom provides global map coverage with fully navigable maps for 126 countries. Its maps with voice-guided navigation are available in 46 unique languages. Map-making at TomTom is about efficiently dealing with changes and the increasing use of our state-of-the-art transactional map-making engine will enable TomTom to deliver high quality map content with short delivery cycles. TomTom is the leader in the use of probe traces in quality map-making and in handling consumer feedback. Today, over 12 trillion probe traces have been collected and over 500,000 map edits are processed each day.
TomTom creates real-time and historic traffic information for highways, major roads and secondary roads. Its traffic service is available in over 40 countries and it provides drivers highly accurate measurements of traffic jams and delays for better route calculation and expected times of arrival (ETAs). TomTom uses a wide range of sources to generate real-time traffic information; an important source of traffic data comes from its own community input that delivers over 5 billion speed measurements per day. TomTom's traffic technology intelligently combines the data from all available sources into a database with both traffic flow and incident data for the entire road network covered.
NavKit, TomTom's proprietary navigation engine, is the foundation for many of TomTom's products brought to the market today and delivers best-in-class dynamic routing performance. The navigation engine provides interfaces (APIs) that enable the development of a fully customised navigation application on any device or platform. NavKit can be provided with a state-of-the-art and off-the-shelf reference User Interface. NavKit navigation technology is also offered with cloud-based services that enable on-line navigation. We also offer a cloud service that provides a secure storage facility for navigation data to allow for a seamless navigation experience across different devices.
Group business structure
Our Consumer business is focused on creating innovative and easy-to-use location-based products that give consumers the knowledge they need to get where they want to go effortlessly and quickly. Consumer activities are focused on the drive and sports categories; products include PNDs, GPS sport watches and smartphone navigation applications. TomTom consumer products are recognised for their smart and intuitive user interface, strong GPS performance and innovative design and features.
Our Automotive business provides cutting-edge modular components, being maps, traffic and navigation software, to car manufacturers and Tier 1 head unit vendors. Each component can be integrated as a stand-alone product, or combined into the Connected Navigation System, to deliver seamless compatibility, advanced user experience and cost-effective implementation.
- B2B2C, where TomTom's products are incorporated in end user applications such as smartphones and tablets, and on the internet; and
- B2B, serving professional users for location-based applications such as geographical information systems (GIS) providers, governmental bodies and traffic management institutions.