TomTom business users have been offered a great way to give feedback on the firm’s offering with a tool that will allow them to correct a map while on the move.
TomTom have created a ‘map input tracker API’ which enables users to give feedback via a tablet, laptop, smart phone or the satnav unit to contribute to the firm’s offering of high-quality mapping.
The new method effectively uses crowdsourcing to help detect any map changes so that TomTom can offer real-time map updates to business customers more quickly than any other competitor.
TomTom business maps improve offering
TomTom maps’ managing director, Charles Cautley, said: “We are giving people the chance to give map feedback with any connected device, wherever they are.
“Our map input tracker API will enable us to shorten the time between detecting the changes in the real world and then updating a customer’s map.”
News of the API was followed by an announcement that the firm has updated its maps around the world and improved coverage for business customers.
Worldwide maps improved for TomTom business users
The firm says its map database for the world now covers more than 44million kilometres of roads and it means that business users can use maps in 126 countries for full navigation.
In addition, TomTom has also launched pedestrian maps for London, Toronto, Berlin and New York and features paths not accessible by vehicles.
There’s also better navigation and geo-coding for countries including Poland, Denmark, Switzerland and Slovakia.
Satnav and telematics from TomTom
They’ve also added 10million new addresses and the Voice Maps offering has been improved 30million new names to help improve the spoken navigation abilities for business users.
A number of commercial vans use TomTom mapping technology – the most recent being Volkswagen who has signed up to begin using the technology from the summer.
In December the firm also extended its offering by snapping up telematics firm Fleetlogic and introduced a smartphone app that enables users in the UK to be warned about any potential speed camera traps.