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The Boise boom: How mapmakers keep on top of boomtownsmaps
The Boise boom: How mapmakers keep on top of boomtowns
The world is changing by the minute. And, thanks to localized economic development and sudden population growth, some places are changing faster than others. Keeping up with that change isn’t easy.
Apr 28, 2022·9 mins read
How routing algorithms prioritize safety over speed in rural Finlandnavigation
How routing algorithms prioritize safety over speed in rural Finland
Providing drivers with the best route possible is no simple task. Routing algorithms that take care of directing a driver from A to B rely on immense amounts of map data that needs to be up to date, accurate and contextual. As one instance in Finland shows, if map data isn’t up to scratch, drivers can be put in unnecessary danger.
Jan 17, 2022·8 mins read
Meet the devs that coded their way out of the coronavirus chip shortagenavigation
Meet the devs that coded their way out of the coronavirus chip shortage
Necessity is the mother of invention. Never has that been truer. With global chip shortages ravaging automotive supply chains, carmakers are facing factory closures, production is slowing and costs are rising. Engineers at TomTom, though, are finding ways to innovate around the problem to prevent production delays.
Dec 10, 2021·13 mins read
Designing digital cockpits of the future: Takeaways from TomTom’s latest webinarnavigation
Designing digital cockpits of the future: Takeaways from TomTom’s latest webinar
As technology evolves, driving is expanding into an experience that engages not only the driver, but also the passengers. The key to making this experience great lies in the digital cockpit. We attended TomTom's latest webinar, where we saw a panel of experts discuss new and developing visualization technologies that seem set to bring this experience to everyone in the vehicle.
Jul 19, 2022·9 mins read

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What is adaptive cruise control and how does it work?automated driving
What is adaptive cruise control and how does it work?
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is an active safety system that automatically controls the acceleration and braking of a vehicle. It is activated through a button on the steering wheel and cancelled by driver’s braking and/or another button.
Nov 28, 2019·8 mins read
How augmented reality creates a seamless driving experiencenavigation
How augmented reality creates a seamless driving experience
The automotive industry is constantly evolving and developing new technology to make driving a more intuitive and enjoyable experience. If current trends are any indication, augmented reality (AR) could be the next big thing to help car manufacturers create the next generation of innovative navigation solutions that bring human-like perception to vehicles.
Dec 14, 2021·5 mins read
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People-powered navigation: Making everyday drives smoother with the AmiGO app
The best journeys are made together – and when you go with TomTom navigation apps, you go with the power of half a billion drivers. Read on to learn how the AmiGO app uses real-time community updates – plus online routing, live traffic info and speed camera alerts – to get people where they’re going faster and safer.
Jul 29, 2021·3 mins read
LOOP is revolutionizing auto insurance with location datamaps
LOOP is revolutionizing auto insurance with location data
When it comes to auto insurance, drivers are looking for providers that offer reasonable rates based on fair estimates of risk, but classic insurance models don’t always allow for this. LOOP thinks there is a better way. It uses location data to understand driver behavior and road risk, and offer individualized and fair premiums.
Dec 09, 2021·4 mins read

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The Short Cut: Volunteers drive US climate change heat mapping project
Welcome back to another Short Cut, our weekly run down of EV, mobility and mapping news. Things are getting busy in TomTom Towers, but I can’t tell you why just yet. So for now, you’ll have to make do with our pick of this week’s top news stories. We cover everything from “heat maps” to the cost savings of charging your EV at home. Let’s dive in.
Aug 19, 2022·5 mins read
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The Short Cut: Computer chip makers – the new MVPs and more
It’s that time of the week to veer off the beaten path and take The Short Cut. There’s a lot to discover and discuss — including how computer chip makers are the new MVPs, how school buses are being transformed to fully zero-emission fleets and much more.
Aug 12, 2022·4 mins read
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The Short Cut: The viral trend driving up car thefts, and more
Are you ready to take the short cut again? This week, there's plenty to read about — from a trending ‘DIY hack’ that's enabling car thieves to zoom off in Kia and Hyundai cars using just a USB charging cord to an innovative solution that could make installing home EV chargers in the US simpler and cheaper.
Aug 05, 2022·5 mins read
The Short Cut: Germany axes its EV incentives, and moreautomated driving
The Short Cut: Germany axes its EV incentives, and more
Yes, we’re back again! It’s Short Cut time, folks. This week saw no shortage of stories to sink your claws into. Ford’s buying more batteries to ramp up its EV production and Germany is ridding itself of those handy little things that made EVs cheaper to buy: incentives.
Jul 29, 2022·4 mins read
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The Short Cut: Bidirectional EVs could power a country, and more
Hello, hello. It’s that time of the week again: the Short Cut is landing on your screen, bringing a a bunch of new and hot topics for you to read about. From bidirectional EVs heating up to an update on the EV revolution, there’s no shortage of interesting takes.
Jul 22, 2022·4 mins read
Navigation nightmare: How TomTom mapped an airport in three daysmaps
Navigation nightmare: How TomTom mapped an airport in three days
It’s that time of the year again: your holiday has arrived. You’re loading bags into the car ready to head to the airport. You’re excited, but you’ve got a flight to catch, and time is ticking. Sandy beaches and hot sun await but hang on – your navigation isn’t working properly. You’re being led in circles, with no way of knowing how to get to the airport.
Jul 21, 2022·7 mins read
Designing digital cockpits of the future: Takeaways from TomTom’s latest webinarnavigation
Designing digital cockpits of the future: Takeaways from TomTom’s latest webinar
As technology evolves, driving is expanding into an experience that engages not only the driver, but also the passengers. The key to making this experience great lies in the digital cockpit. We attended TomTom's latest webinar, where we saw a panel of experts discuss new and developing visualization technologies that seem set to bring this experience to everyone in the vehicle.
Jul 19, 2022·9 mins read
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The Short Cut: EV batteries are downsizing, and more
Great to see you again! This week’s Short Cut is ready for your industry-news hungry eyes. From an insightful article on the growing adoption of EVs, to the continuing evolution of batteries, there’s much to read about this week.
Jul 15, 2022·4 mins read
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