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The Short Cut: China demos levitating cars, and more news
It's all busy, busy at TomTom Towers of late. So we're now bringing you The Short Cut every other week, unless something amazing happens and we can't help but share the news. This week, read on to find out about levitating cars, vintage electric Jeeps and "The Queue."
Sep 19, 2022·4 mins read
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Helping Autobahn GmbH ensure safe and efficient transport on German roads
It’s the mission and responsibility of road authorities in Germany to ensure people can travel safely and efficiently throughout the country’s major road network. This responsibility is handled by regional traffic management teams. Last year a new agency, Autobahn GmbH, was formed to provide centralized oversight covering the various regional entities. Through the Autobahn project, German transport authorities turned to PTV Group and TomTom for the data and tools needed to transform safety on German roads.
Sep 15, 2022·4 mins read
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The Short Cut: TomTom furthers important deal with Hyundai, and more industry news
Welcome back to another edition of The Short Cut. After a short break, we've returned to bring you all the stories that are catching our eye at TomTom Towers. This week we're talking about how car culture has impacted language, how location data has helped scientists model disaster responses and we take a quick look at the latest announcement from TomTom.
Sep 02, 2022·4 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: 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
What's faster up Alpe d'Huez, a car or a Tour de France cyclist? We crunched the numbersTraffic and travel information
What's faster up Alpe d'Huez, a car or a Tour de France cyclist? We crunched the numbers
Normally, TomTom spends its time crunching the numbers on traffic data to help you get around quickly and easily in your car. But have you ever wondered about how travel times in a car compare to, say, a cyclist? Not just any cyclist, but one of the world’s best? With the Tour de France heading to the Alpes, we wondered what the answer is.
Jul 14, 2022·4 mins read
Chaotic airports or congested roads? How Europe will travel in 2022Traffic and travel information
Chaotic airports or congested roads? How Europe will travel in 2022
With several parts of the world reopening to tourists, summer 2022 is touted as the season travel will recover from the pandemic. We asked Europeans if they plan to go big or stay home to find out whether this summer will be travel chaos or travel chill.
Jun 28, 2022·5 mins read
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The Short Cut: Ford announces new EV plant in Valencia, and more
Nothing like a bit of industry scoops to start your weekend is there? Welcome back to The Short Cut, where you’ll find the latest hot topics in one place. This week we’ve got the latest on renting EVs and how a push for sustainability from EV consumers is changing mining for the better.
Jun 24, 2022·5 mins read
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Enjoy the open road: Tips to avoid common motorcycling pitfalls
June 21 is World Motorcycle Day! And this edition comes on the longest day of the year, no less. To honor our two-wheeled friends, we’ve put together a list of handy tips so that you can make the most of your days out on the open road chasing the sun.
Jun 20, 2022·5 mins read
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The Short Cut: This device helps deaf cyclists ‘feel’ traffic, and more
Another week, another Short Cut of the week’s news! Are you ready to dive in? We’ve got some great reads, including news about probes into Chinese EV makers, Toyota’s new smart home charging system and a device that will let deaf cyclists “feel” traffic.
Jun 10, 2022·4 mins read
Going green together – How partnerships are essential for a sustainable futureTraffic and travel information
Going green together – How partnerships are essential for a sustainable future
We’re all about solving what matters at TomTom – sustainable development is one of the most significant issues we face today. So, in honor of Earth Day on April 22, we’re looking back at a recent webinar in which we explored a solution: partnerships. Specifically, how can we all work together and contribute towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 11 for sustainable cities and communities.
May 25, 2022·4 mins read
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The Short Cut: Now is the time to sell your EV, and more
Couldn’t stay away? That’s alright, we wouldn’t be able to either. Welcome (back) to the Short Cut, our roundup of what's interesting in the industry this week. This week’s headlines include unease in the EV startup arena, secondhand EVs are getting popular, America is sitting on a gold mine, and more.
May 13, 2022·4 mins read
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The Short Cut: EV startups face sliding stocks, and more
We know, we know – you’ve been waiting all week for this moment. It’s Short Cut time! As usual, we’ve done the heavy lifting and got this week’s news you need to know about all lined up for you to devour, so scroll on down!
May 06, 2022·4 mins read
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The Short Cut: Aston Martin is releasing an EV, and more
What time is it? Short Cut time! That’s right folks, you can read all about it here. Scroll on down to see what the industry is up to this week.
Apr 29, 2022·4 mins read
How location data can help emergency responders get to incidents quicker and save more livesTraffic and travel information
How location data can help emergency responders get to incidents quicker and save more lives
In the world of public safety and emergency response, every second matters when it comes to saving lives. Having ready access to fire and ambulance services is vital to this mission. The challenge of traffic and negotiating congestion to get to the scene of an emergency is ever present. But with ever-rising costs and continued budget cuts, there’s the additional problem that not every agency can afford the additional fire stations, safety vehicles and emergency personnel needed to quickly get to the scene of incidents all over town.
Apr 25, 2022·6 mins read
The Short Cut: Used EVs are getting pricier, and moreTraffic and travel information
The Short Cut: Used EVs are getting pricier, and more
Happy Earth Day everyone! Focused on all things green and clean, this week’s Short Cut is dedicated to the mass of terra firma we happen to reside on. With sustainability at the forefront of many people’s minds these days, there’s no shortage of interesting discussions about how to live better and more eco-friendly. So, hug a tree and get reading!
Apr 22, 2022·4 mins read
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