|[March 12, 2014]
TomTom Launches Speed Cameras Service in Brazil
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
TomTom (News - Alert) (TOM2) has today announced its Speed Cameras service is now
available in Brazil. Drivers will benefit from up-to-date warnings of
nearby fixed and red light cameras, as well as speed enforcement zones.
Car manufacturers can easily integrate the world-class service in their
in-dash and mobile navigation systems. Backed by OpenLR* technology,
TomTom is able to pinpoint over 17,000 speed cameras across Brazil.
"Drivers in Brazil are now better equipped to make smarter decisions on
every journey, keeping to the designated speed limit and avoiding costly
fines," commented Ralf-Peter Schaefer, VP of Traffic at TomTom. "The
launch of this service adds to the real-time information available to
Brazilian drivers; TomTom recently launched its world-class traffic
information in Brazil, helping drivers avoid frustrating traffic jams
and reach their destination faster."
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Notes for editors
TomTom has worked with MapaRadar
to enhance its Speed Cameras Service in Brazil. The servic will be
delivered directly to devices as a hosted service, or via a
server-to-server bulk feed. The Fixed Speed Cameras service is now
available in 46 countries worldwide.
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, every day of the year. 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, Brazil, Uruguay
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 Business Solutions.
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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