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Bengaluru, NFAPost: TomTom, one of the leading GPS location technology specialist, today announced the arrival of its cloud-based hybrid Navigation system for the automotive industry.

TomTom’s navigation is quite popular among the automakers and auto consumers alike. The latest iteration takes advantage of super-fast and up-to-date routing, search and fresh maps via cloud-native mode.

Furthermore, it continues offering a fully functional offline mode by switching to its onboard software and maps, when no data connection is available.

“With cloud delivery at the heart of the new TomTom Navigation for Automotive, we have combined the safety and comfort of an in-dash system with the always up-to-date and super-fast experience of a smartphone app,” said Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive.

“Drivers will enjoy a new user interface designed around our principles of safety and ease-of-use. The intuitive interface can be displayed on the center stack, cluster screen, head-up display (HUD) and passenger screens in different sizes and aspect ratios,” he adds.

This integrated approach means important information such as turn-by-turn and lane-level navigation instructions, as well as traffic and hazard warnings can be projected on the vehicle’s HUD or cluster screen, increasing driver safety and comfort. The driver can also interact directly with TomTom’s navigation via easy-to-use voice assistance from Amazon Alexa, Cerence or Houndify.

TomTom’s next-generation navigation can be integrated with vehicle sensors, enabling it to display vital information linked to advanced driver assistance systems and refueling or recharging needs. Dynamic range mapping helps drivers to visualize their vehicle’s range – especially important for electric vehicles.

If the predicted range is insufficient to make it to the selected destination, the driver is alerted to find a charging location and provided with a cost comparison of the available charging points that are on route and within range. The chosen charging point is then added as waypoint to the driver’s destination.

Antoine Saucier explained, “We continue to strive for safer roads, easier driving and cleaner air. TomTom’s new full-stack in-dash navigation is ready today to harness the capabilities of the automated and electric vehicles of tomorrow.”

TomTom’s new navigation offers automakers a fast and cost-effective route to a class-leading navigation experience. The technology is easily integrated in any in-vehicle infotainment system, as has been demonstrated by multiple leading tier one suppliers.

The adaptable solution can work with multiple brands and car segments like entry, volume or premium, and different vehicle types, anywhere in the world. The solution is offered as one pre-integrated stack and delivered through easy-to-use SDKs and APIs.

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