TomTom to provide Mercedes-Benz with real-time traffic information
Mercedes-Benz drivers to save time with TomTom HD Traffic
83rd Geneva International Motor Show
GENEVA -- March 6, 2013
Today TomTom announces that Daimler will equip its upcoming Mercedes-Benz
vehicles with TomTom HD Traffic. With access to TomTom’s accurate, up-to-date
and comprehensive traffic information, Mercedes-Benz drivers will get to their
destinations faster, saving time and fuel.
TomTom HD Traffic will be available for Mercedes-Benz customers in 12
countries throughout Europe* starting this summer. The real-time traffic
information will automatically be included in the high-end COMAND navigation
system as a three year service.
“We provide world-class traffic information that is precise and highly
accurate,” said Charles Cautley, Managing Director of TomTom Automotive.
“TomTom HD Traffic meets the high-class quality requirements of Mercedes who
wants to provide the best navigation experience to its drivers and offer them
a more predictable journey.”
According to recent independent research**, TomTom’s traffic information saves
commuters 50 minutes of travel per week or about 40 hours per year.
Mercedes-Benz customers can regain a full work week annually by using TomTom
Notes to Editors
* TomTom HD Traffic information will be available this summer in Luxembourg,
Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands,
Switzerland, Portugal, Austria and Denmark.
** According to research conducted by the German Aerospace Centre in 2012
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and
location-based products and services.
TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive
in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products including
portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as well as
GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and sells its
products in over 35 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
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