TomTom Map Share™ hits one million map improvement upload milestone in just six months
Feb 14 2008
February 14, 2008,-- Concord, MA - TomTom, the world’s largest portable navigation solution provider, today announced that TomTom Map Share - its unique map improvement technology - has received the one millionth map improvement from its users since the launch of the service in July 2007. Over half a million Map Share users have joined the Map Share community since it became available.TomTom Map Share ensures that drivers always have the most accurate and up-to-date maps available in the industry. TomTom Map Share is a proprietary map improvement technology unique to TomTom, and it is available in 30 countries over 5 continents. “We are very pleased to see that the TomTom Map Share service is used so intensely by our user community,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom, Inc. “Road networks change daily and often unexpectedly. Previously, navigation providers couldn’t offer maps that were current enough to meet users needs. Now users can easily and instantly improve their own maps directly on their device. And more importantly, our users can receive all the improvements made by others, and thereby benefit from their local road knowledge every day for free. The more often users connect their device to TomTom HOME, the more up-to-date their maps will be. TomTom is the only navigation solutions provider offering customers this unique and effective solution.” Out of the one million uploaded map improvements, about two thirds can be fixed instantly. The remainder is forwarded to the TomTom development team – which is working on fixing more and more types of errors – or can be forwarded to the map provider for further study. TomTom has the world’s largest satellite navigation community with more than 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 connecting regularly to TomTom HOME
• have the most up-to-date maps available in the industry at all times TomTom Map Share is offered free of charge with the TomTom GO 920/920T, TomTom GO 720, TomTom ONE XL*, TomTom ONE XL•S*, and the TomTom ONE 3rd edition. product ranges and the TomTom ONE 3rd EDITION. TomTom GO 510/910, TomTom GO 300/700 are also compatible with TomTom's latest software. * With map version 6.75 or higher
About TomTom Map Share™
TomTom Map Share is a proprietary map improvement technology unique to TomTom, which enables users to easily and instantly improve maps. TomTom users can respond in real time to changes in the road network and correct the maps on their TomTom devices accordingly. Thanks to the smart user interface, it is easy to make improvements, such as to mark blocked or unblocked streets, reverse one way traffic or insert new street names, which will instantly take effect. When it comes to sharing improvements, users can choose between downloading all reported map improvements or only accepting map improvements verified by a TomTom team of experts to guarantee timeliness and validity. TomTom Map Share users can share their improvements with each other easily through TomTom HOME, TomTom’s free software application that enables users to manage, download, store and transfer content from their computer (PC/MAC) onto their TomTom device.