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October 12th, 2016
TomTom’s HD Map Powers Autonomous Driving

MELBOURNE, Australia – ITS World Congress TomTom (TOM2) today announces a joint autonomous driving demonstration with Bosch. TomTom provided its HD Map and RoadDNA technology to setup a demonstration on the Australian F1 Grand Prix circuit at Albert Park; these novel products are important components to enable Bosch’s demo vehicle to perform in autonomous driving mode. TomTom HD Map and RoadDNA are two revolutionary, highly accurate digital map based products helping automated vehicles precisely locate themselves on the road and plan manoeuvres, even when traveling at high speeds.

“With the trend toward autonomous driving quickly becoming a reality, TomTom is excited to collaborate with Bosch to demonstrate the precision of our map products,” said Pieter Gillegot-Vergauwen, Vice President, Maps Product Management, TomTom. “We hope that Bosch’s demo vehicle, equipped with TomTom’s HD Map and RoadDNA, will lead to further acceleration of the development of autonomous vehicles and greater confidence in the safety, efficiency, and comfort these vehicles will deliver.”

Mid 2015, TomTom and Bosch announced that it would partner on innovative mapping technology for autonomous driving. Under this agreement, TomTom is designing the necessary maps, while Bosch, on the basis of its systems engineering work, is defining the specifications these maps have to meet.

Launched commercially in 2015, TomTom’s HD Map and RoadDNA coverage recently reached 206,203 kilometres globally, including:

  • Motorways in France (32,956 km);
  • Autobahn network in Germany (27,631 km);
  • Interstates in 30 U.S. states (104,690 km);
  • Interstates and highways in three U.S. states (40,926 km).

Learn more about TomTom’s autonomous driving product offering by visiting booth 1910 at ITS World Congress.

About TomTom

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 automotive industry.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have over 4,600 employees and sell our products worldwide.