Rival Mapping Companies Make Big Announcements

Coming off a week where it overhauled its entire mapping platform, Dutch mapmaker TomTom [TOM2] announced it was awarded a global contract to provide its maps, navigation software and connected services to auto giant Stellantis.  The maps, software and services, including real-time traffic information, will go into the STLA SmartCockpit.

The new STLA SmartCockpit, scheduled to be launched in 2024, will feature AI-based applications that provide navigation, voice assistance, e-commerce and payment services, the company said.  The platform will use Amazon AMZN 4.51%↑ products.  In the meantime, existing Stellantis platforms will continue to be powered by TomTom’s navigation solutions, the company said.

The STLA SmartCockpit will feature TomTom maps and services (Photo: TomTom).

No financial details were revealed by TomTom, but sources say it is one of the biggest contracts ever awarded to the company.

TomTom’s rival, HERE Technologies, announced it will “power hands-free driving for BMW.”  The company said that the BMW 7 Series will be the first vehicle to roll out SAE Level 2+ at speeds of 130 miles per hour in the United States and Canada.

BMW Group is using HERE HD Live Map in its 7 Series cars (Photo: HERE).

BMW will use the HERE HD Live Map that will be integrated into additional car models as automated driving capabilities increase, the company said.  The BMW 7 Series will also use HERE Predictive Routing and HERE Real-Time Traffic.

Contact: TomTomwww.tomtom.comJordan Stark, HERE, (312) 316-4537, Jordan.stark@here.com.


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