While many online forums are available to share opinions that might be helpful to many in the community, our focus is strictly limited to getting useful, factual information to the public quickly and through as many channels as possible. And that means we allow access to any government agency or other ‘trusted’ organizations, whether they are TomTom customers or not.
For any system that provides critical roadway information, accuracy is key. And any data submitted into the Road Event Reporter system is filtered through TomTom’s traffic fusion engine. That step – along with GPS observations from millions of connected devices through our moderation teams – ensures that each report is validated. Only then is the temporary disruption reported to users via in-dash systems, smartphones, navigation devices, and the internet.
Prior to launch, we have beta tested Road Event Reporter in a number of metropolitan areas and with a variety of user communities. Feedback has been positive and we are excited to now be offering this important service to partners throughout the world.
Using location technology to reduce traffic congestion
Every day, TomTom’s location technologies reach hundreds of millions of drivers in 81 countries. Road Event Reporter will further our mission of solving traffic congestion, improving roadway safety and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a duty we share with road authorities, toll operators, engineering and construction firms, and others striving to make road travel easier and safer.
Mapping is at the core of what we do at TomTom. Our mapmaking technology allows us to rapidly detect changes and shorten the time for these updates to be reflected in our maps. With Road Event Reporter and other innovations, we are continuously pushing the boundaries of real-time maps.