Fiat Group Automobiles and TomTom will present their latest Blue&Me–TomTom system, developed especially for Alfa Romeo, at the 80th International Motor Show in Geneva, an event that has become a traditional showcase for innovation in the automotive industry. The first model to be equipped with the new system will be the Alfa Romeo MiTo, followed by the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the long-awaited model due to make its global debut at Geneva.
TomTom and Bel RTL, the leading Belgian brand in radio broadcasting, have agreed to work together to bring TomTom’s HD Traffic to Bel RTL’s listeners.
TomTom and Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) have signed a partnership agreement to help TomTom customers find accommodation on the move across Europe.
Using the new hotel booking service through their TomTom device, TomTom drivers can avoid the stress of finding that hotels are closed or full for the night in their chosen destination. TomTom drivers also benefit from the great deals that hotels provide through Expedia.
TomTom and Accor, the Europe’s leading hotel group have joined forces to make sure drivers can easily find a place to rest.
LBS activity seems to be growing in Europe. Nokia, along with its Navteq subsidiary, is leaning forward to introduce location-based social networking applications on Facebook. In another event, such companies as Navigon and Garmin are rolling out new connected personal navigation devices (PNDs) in Europe — even though many in the industry think that technology isn’t a moneymaker in North America.
TomTom is partner of European Navigation Event. Since the first edition in 2005 took off, TomTom has been a partner.
The TomTom app for iPhone 3G and 3GS users includes a continental European map or a map of a specific country or region in Europe from Tele Atlas.
UK carrier O2 announced on Monday that it has struck a deal with mobile navigation specialist Telmap which will see that firm’s personal navigation and mapping service deployed on the majority of GPS-enabled handsets sold by the operator.
While application stores are expected to become an important channel for the distribution of navigation software, many carriers and handset manufacturers prefer to pre-install or bundle navigation software with their phones and offer plans based on strategic partnerships with navigation developers.
TomTom has signed a partnership contract with the developer of GPS products from Amsterdam, CosmicNavigation.
It’s for the first time in it’s excistence that TomTom will promote and market ‘third party content’. CosmicNavigation’s cycling, marine and touring content will initialy fall under this agreement.