|[May 13, 2014]
Russia Becomes the 50th Country of TomTom's Global Speed Cameras Service
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
TomTom (News - Alert) (TOM2) has launched its Speed Cameras service in Russia, making
it the 50th country where the service is available. Drivers
will benefit from up-to-date warnings of nearby speed and red-light
This service will be offered to leading car manufacturers and app
developers, who can easily integrate the world-class service into their
systems. Backed by OpenLR* technology, TomTom is able to pinpoint over
3000 speed cameras across Russia.
"Drivers in Russia are now better equipped to make smarter decisions on
every journey, keeping to the designated speed limit and avoiding costly
fines," commented Ralf-Peter Schäfer, VP of Traffic and Travel
Information at TomTom. "The launch of this service adds to the real-time
information available to Russian drivers. TomTom recently launched its
world-class traffic information in Russia, helping drivers avoid
frustrating traffic jams and reach their destination faster."
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Notes for editors
TomTom is working with a leading Russian crowdsourcing service for
drivers called Second Pilot to enhance its Speed Cameras Service in
Russia. The service will be delivered directly to devices as a hoste
service, or via a server-to-server bulk feed.
About TomTom Speed Cameras
*OpenLR is the open standard for "procedures and formats for the
encoding, transmission, and decoding of local data irrespective of the
map" developed and introduced by TomTom in 2009.
The TomTom Speed Cameras service provides both fixed and, in 28
countries, mobile alerts to help drivers avoid costly speeding fines and
stay safe and relaxed.
The TomTom Speed Cameras service is based on governmental sources, news
feeds, field surveys, and third-party sources in selected countries.
It's also based on community input from more than 3.5 million TomTom
drivers around the world. Camera reports, confirmations and removals are
processed automatically by our sophisticated Fusion Engine, which runs
24/7. The real-time processing of over one million reports per month
ensures that the TomTom Speed Cameras content is always up-to-date.
Fixed Speed Cameras service coverage
Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (Danger & Risk Zones),
Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man,
Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and the Vatican
North America: USA, Canada
South America: Argentina, Russia, Brazil
APAC: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan,
Africa: Lesotho, South Africa
TomTom (TOM2) empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the
world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop
innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards
their goals. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and
mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS Sport Watches, as well as
state-of-the-art fleet management solutions and industry leading
location based products.
Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Consumer,
Automotive, Licensing and Telematics.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 3,600 employees
worldwide and sell our products in over 35 countries.
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