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TomTom expands service portfolio with IoT navigation feature

Iain Morris
October 16, 2014
 
Navigation systems expert TomTom has added a new service to its portfolio for customers who want to offer a navigation application on an internet-connected device without having to store a large offline map.

The Dutch company said the service would be of critical importance for products being developed in the emerging wearables and Internet of Things product categories.

The technology is designed to let mobile device vendors and web service providers provide online mapping and navigation applications that do not require an offline map, said the company in a statement.

The online turn-by-turn navigation service – as TomTom (Amsterdam, Netherlands) describes it – is available along with the company’s existing navigation software and service products, including NavKit, NavKit Worker and NavCloud.

That includes TomTom’s latest maps, real-time traffic, search functionality and easy-to-use software development kits.

The organization has also expanded its relationship with location-based services company deCarta as part of the product line extension.

“By offering an online service for our maps, turn-by-turn navigation and traffic information we can better support the needs of our customers,” said Charles Cautley, the managing director of TomTom Licensing. “This extension of our product portfolio gives our customers the most flexible and complete end-to-end location-based services available today.”
TomTom said the new service would be available to customers and developers immediately.
 
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