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TomTom Traffic launches in Russia


2 May 2013 – TomTom has made its world-class traffic information, TomTom Traffic, available in Russia. For the first time, navigation application providers, automotive partners and government departments will be able to pinpoint the precise location of traffic congestion and minimize delays by re-routing traffic to avoid congested areas. The results of TomTom's Annual Congestion Index, released in April 2013, showed Moscow to be the most congested city in the world. "In a bid to help tackle congestion in Russia, we are excited to extend our w... Read More »

TomTom launches live roadside video for app developers


The addition of the TrafficLand Traffic Camera API means that developers can add live video footage of actual traffic situations in the US, UK and Canada to their apps, giving their users an even more relevant experience. "TrafficLand is honored to be one of the first 3rd party content layers offered by TomTom," said Lawrence Nelson, CEO of TrafficLand. "This partnership brings value to both of our companies, giving TomTom developers easy access to a highly reliable video resource and by expanding delivery of TrafficLand video content into the... Read More »

Safety becomes standard EU mandates ABS for motorcycles Bosch offers solutions for all power output classes


Bosch has been manufacturing antilock braking systems for motorcycles since 1994 and has sold around 750,000 systems to date. In 2010, the supplier of technology and services launched a generation of ABS designed specifically for motorcycles. Since then, it has been continuously developing additional functions aimed at improving the system's performance. In 2010, the German Automobile Association ADAC singled out the system's contribution to enhancing safety by awarding it the Yellow Angel prize in the “Innovation and Environment” category. En... Read More »

Volvo Car Group introduces world-first Cyclist Detection with full auto brake


Volvo Car Group has rolled out another Volvo world first in automotive safety. The groundbreaking Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection with full auto brake detects and automatically brakes for cyclists swerving out in front of the car. The new functionality is an enhancement of the present detection and auto brake technology. All cars equipped with pedestrian detection will also incorporate cyclist detection. "As the leader in automotive safety, we have been first in the industry with all detection and auto brake technologies, from the first-... Read More »

Volvo Car Group launches external, car-enveloping airbag technology


Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) is known all around the world as the undisputed car industry leader in terms of automobile safety. Today, the company unveils another world premiere with the External Vehicle Protection (EnVeloP) system. The announcement comes one year after Volvo Cars launched a world-first with the Pedestrian Airbag Technology on the all-new Volvo V40. The External Vehicle Protection system consists of a small container built in the roof of the car, which contains a folded-in, vacuum pulled balloon of similar material to existi... Read More »

Tomtom Introduces New Navigation Engine – NavKit


The NavKit navigation engine offers new levels of flexibility. The configurable component architecture has been designed to enable rapid integration. NavKit has programming interfaces for adding a customised user interface, porting to any operating system and integrating navigation services. As a result, the development of a connected navigation system on any device platform becomes far quicker and simpler. The new NavKit engine incorporates all the navigation logic of an on-board turn-by-turn navigation application. Every element has been e... Read More »

Miles & More becomes 20 and celebrates the “More”


Europe's biggest frequent flyer programme thanks its 23 million members “Celebrating 20 Years of More” - is the motto for the jubilee celebrations marking the 20th birthday of Miles & More. With 23 million members, worldwide, more than 40 participatory airlines and over 350 partners from all sectors of business and industry, Miles & More is the biggest frequent flyer programme in Europe. In a gesture of thanks to its membership, Miles & More is inviting them to take part in the draw for exceptional and exclusive prizes as well as a... Read More »

TomTom Congestion Index shows that Moscow is the Most Congested City


On average, journey times in Moscow are 66% longer during non-congested periods when traffic is flowing freely, and 106% longer during morning rush hour. TomTom's Congestion Index, including individual continent and city reports, can be found at TomTom's Congestion Index is the world's most accurate barometer of congestion in urban areas. The Index is uniquely based on real travel time data captured by vehicles driving the entire road network. TomTom's traffic database contains over six trillion data measureme... Read More »

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