Through benchmark studies, Hanson determined that TomTom had the freshest, most accurate data for the Australian road network. TomTom also offered the most detailed data, essential for efficient geocoding and routing.
Hanson integrated TomTom location data with its fleet management system, using TomTom map data to underpin its proprietary road network fabric. This gives the company access to highly precise and constantly updated maps, which it can use to plan routes that take the latest road conditions into account.
In addition, Hanson makes use of a range of TomTom Maps features to support its fleet-specific geocoding and routing needs. With TomTom Address Points and Point of Interest (POI) data, Hanson can pinpoint street addresses to physical locations on the map for a faster, more precise way of locating addresses.
The company has also harnessed TomTom logistics datasets – specifically designed for operators of large commercial fleets – together with TomTom Speed Profiles to improve the accuracy of the travel time planning algorithm that lies at the heart of its fleet management system. With these enhancements, the company can plan routes that are optimized for heavy vehicles, calculate the best times for deliveries to leave and predict arrival times with greater accuracy.
Here’s a typical scenario: a customer calls in with an order and provides a delivery address. Hanson uses TomTom’s geocoding functionality to translate that address into precise latitude and longitude coordinates. It then plugs this information into its road network fabric, combining average travel times and historical traffic data to plan the fastest and most efficient route for that specific delivery.