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TomTom Reaches Mapping Milestone: 1.5 Billion Updates in a Single Month


Digital representation of reality now more accurate and faster
than ever

TomTom (TOM2)
today announced that, in a single month, it has made 1.5 billion changes
to its digital maps which are delivered to TomTom customers on a weekly
basis. The milestone is key to the company's mission to shape the future
of mobility in a world that increasingly relies on digital maps as an
accurate representation of reality.

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(Photo: Business Wire)

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On average, TomTom's map is updated more than 570 times a second. The
changes are a mixture of geometry and road features and may include new
POIs, altered road junctions or new addresses.

Alain De Taeye, Member of TomTom's Management Board, comments: "The time
between a change happening in the real world and this change being
reflected in our map is now much shorter than ever before. Every change
that happens in our map is quality guaranteed – so not only can we scale
beyond other mapmakers, it also comes with the right level of quality
for even the most demanding applications."

Over the past years, TomTom has optimized professional mapmaking
techniques with the use of community input from hundreds of millions of
map users worldwide, GPS probe data from 550 million connected devices,
local map technicians and mobile mapping vehicles. TomTom's
transactional map production platform, with continuous integration, uses
machine learning and artificial intelligence to ensure short cycle times
between detecting changes in the real world and updating the map – with
guaranteed quality levels. This level of scalability allows TomTom to
deal with any level of detail in both its navigation map and high
definition (HD) map for autonomous vehicles.

De Taeye continues: "To shape the future of mobility, 1.5 billion
changes to our maps in a single month proves the scalability of our
unique production platform, and brings us a step closer to real-time
maps. We're excited to be driving this future."


Notes to editors

1.5 billion map changes in a month equates to 49.3 million changes per
day, 2.1 million changes per hour, or 570 changes per second. TomTom's
maps are delivered to automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, technology companies
and developers on a weekly basis.

By capturing more than 1.5 billion map updates in July, TomTom's
business customers have access to an additional:

  • 1.32 million kilometers of roads, enabling more accurate routing
  • 5.9 million Points of Interest, assuring that users can find whatever
    they are searching for
  • 2.6 million Address Points, enhancing routing & geocoding accuracy.

About TomTom

TomTom created the easy-to-use navigation device, one of the most
influential inventions of all time. Since then, we have grown from a
start-up, into a global technology company.

We design and develop innovative navigation products, software and
services, that power hundreds of millions of applications across the
globe. This includes industry-leading location-based and mapmaking
technologies, embedded automotive navigation solutions; personal
navigation devices and apps, and the most advanced telematics fleet
management and connected car services.

Combining our own R&D expertise with business and technology
partnerships, we continue to shape the future, leading the way with
autonomous driving, smart mobility and smarter cities.

Headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 37 countries, we offer
advanced digital maps that cover 142 countries, and our hyper-detailed
and real-time TomTom Traffic information service reaches more than five
billion people in 69 countries.

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