TomTom recently announced their intention to collaborate with a Japanese mapping company for mapping in and traffic services to present the future of driving in.
With TomTom, it is possible to get up-to-date road information such as roadworks, accidents and traffic jams, helping the drivers to avoid congestion and find the best route. On the other hand, Zenrin produced the most accurate and detailed map of Japan, offering routing driver assistance, geocoding, search and visualization and navigation to help users to make better mobility decisions.
According to the Managing Director of TomTom Automotive, Antoine Saucier, the agreement will provide accurate traffic information to Tier 1s and OEMs in Japan. In addition, Senior Executive Officer of Zenrin, Hideyuki Fujisawa, said that this collaboration will deliver real-time and high-quality traffic information.
Accurate traffic information plays a vital role in the development in Autonomous driving and would increase the focus on smarter cities and transportation. For this reason, Zenrin is working on the availability of traffic technology in several countries which is supported by the continuous supply of growth data from more than 500 million data points.