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.
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 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.