TomTom Map Share™ receives TÜV SÜD certification

Feb 29 2008

TomTom Map Share™ receives TÜV SÜD certification

29 February 2008, Amsterdam – TomTom, the world’s largest portable navigation solutions provider, today announced that TomTom Map Share – its unique map improvement technology – has been certified by TÜV SÜD for its high quality as well as its reliability. TÜV SÜD acknowledged that Map Share meets the high usability expectations concerning the:

  • daily correction of maps including POI’s (Points of Interest)
  • easy input and update of changes
  • high reliability of received corrections

The Map Share service has been extensively tested by an autonomous team of TÜV SÜD experts whose experience covers over ten years of development and industry knowledge.

TomTom Map Share ensures that drivers always have the most accurate and up-to-date maps available in the industry. It is a proprietary map improvement technology unique to TomTom and it is available in 30 countries spread over five continents.

“We launched Map Share to ensure that TomTom customers can have the most accurate and up-to-date maps and we’re thrilled that the prestigious TÜV SÜD has recognised the quality and usefulness of the service,” said Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom.

The analysis was carried out in several areas covering the structure, concept, appliance and functionality of the Map Share service. TÜV SÜD also looked at data protection and data integrity, integration, storage and distribution of map-changes as well as the reliability of the information.

“Our mark of certification demonstrates that these performance characteristics are more than mere advertising claims and that TomTom customers can rely on the quality of Map Share”, said Martin Grzebellus, managing director of NavCert, a company of TÜV SÜD.

As of February 2008, TomTom Map Share has received one million map improvements. Over half a million Map Share users have joined the Map Share community since it became available in July 2007. TomTom has the world’s largest satellite navigation community, with over 15 million members. Via TomTom HOME, TomTom Map Share users can receive all map improvements made by this significant community, so their maps are as dynamic as the world they live in.

With TomTom Map Share, users can:

  • improve their maps when they spot road changes with just a few touches on the screen of their device
  • share and receive all map improvements by connecting the device to TomTom HOME
  • keep their data current by regularly connecting to TomTom HOME
  • have the most up-to-date maps available in the industry at all times

TomTom Map Share is offered for free with the TomTom GO x20 (T), TomTom ONE XL (T)* product ranges and the TomTom ONE 3rd EDITION. TomTom GO x10 series, TomTom GO 700, TomTom GO 500, TomTom ONE XL and TomTom ONE 1st and 2nd EDITION devices are also compatible with TomTom's latest software.

* With map version 6.75 or higher

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