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The Future of Driving is Electric | TomTom Newsroom
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The future of driving is electric, here's why

By now, we should all know what electrical vehicles are. They’ve become a mainstream part of the collective consciousness of the automobile world in recent years, mostly thanks to their surge in popularity and the focus on government policy that’s effectively banning fossil fuel vehicles. Even so, there are varying opinions as to whether EVs are ’the future’ however – and that’s understandable, given that they’re still relatively new technology and how they challenge what we know of driving and refueling our vehicles.
Mar 14, 2022·4 mins read
explainers and insights

Q&A: How is TomTom helping fix the pains of the EV industry?

Over the past few weeks, we’ve interviewed TomTom’ers who are working on the future of mapping and location tech. We’ve spoken with the technically minded, the future oriented and the community focused. Most recently, we talked to one of TomTom’s EV experts. It might surprise you to find out that TomTom is so invested in the world of EV, but, as we learned, location data and digital maps are going to play a central role in the transition to cleaner transport.
Apr 05, 2023·4 mins read
How to fix range anxiety | TomTom Newsroom
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The complexity of fixing range anxiety

The one thing that keeps rearing its head anytime EVs come up in conversation is range anxiety. Regardless of how you start the conversation, eventually it finds its way back to how far EVs drive and how much of a pain it is charging them. Naysayers lean on range anxiety as a reason not to buy an electric vehicle, whereas EV owners often say it’s not as much of an issue as it sounds. In truth both arguments are correct. Range anxiety is complex and “fixing” it requires a comprehensive multilateral solution.
Nov 19, 2021·5 mins read
EV charging POIs are important to integrate into the UX for EVs.
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UX design: The unsung hero of great EV experiences

In the future, the experience of driving an electric vehicle will be as seamless as that of driving a gasoline-powered car today. Until then, user experience (UX) designers have the unique opportunity to make the in-vehicle experience more intuitive for those making the switch. But there are some important things they need to keep in mind as they take on this challenge.
Nov 29, 2022·3 mins read

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TomTom NEXT: How a global student hackathon is inspiring future mapmakers

Being a student comes with a lot of responsibilities: a library of books or articles to read, long hours studying for exams and one too many takeouts, probably. It also brings hands-on opportunities that can feed into future careers: internships, work placements and, not to be missed, the student hackathon TomTom NEXT.
Sep 01, 2023·2 mins read
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behind the map

This Brazilian mapping group uses geotechnology to give women opportunities in STEM

From the lush depths of the Amazon rainforest to the vibrant bustle of Rio de Janeiro’s beaches, Brazil is home to many terrains — and people. It's a vast country made up of an intricate patchwork of 26 states each with its own cultures, diversity and landscape. They also have their own unique environmental and societal challenges. Meninas da Geo, a volunteer geotechnology group, is taking matters into its own hands to address some of these challenges in its home state of Pará.
Aug 24, 2023·3 mins read
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Learning never stops: TomTom’s growth and development culture

School, college, university – they all stop at some point. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stop sharpening your skills or gaining new ones. This growth mindset is built into life at TomTom. All TomTom’ers are encouraged to figure out where they want to go and take the steps to get there. Like any journey, once you know the destination, all you need is the right guidance and resources to get you there.
Aug 18, 2023·3 mins read
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'Location-informed' could be the next frontier for generative AI

Want a better way to get from A to B? Just ask OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Thanks to TomTom’s first-of-its-kind large language model (LLM) plugin, ChatGPT Plus subscribers can now use the AI to plan trips, discover new places and explore their world. We sat down with two of the developers behind this pioneering piece of tech to get the inside scoop on how TomTom is bringing its unique geolocation smarts to the ultra-popular AI chatbot.
Aug 07, 2023·2 mins read
life at TomTom

Introducing the LGBTQIA+ Committee: How TomTom is empowering inclusive action

Companies around the world are talking more about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). But do they walk their talk, and what does effective action in DEI actually look like? TomTom has taken concrete steps by enabling an employee resource group, called the LGBTQIA+ Committee. The LGBTQIA+ Committee is motivated to make a difference and is given the support it needs to do so. How’s it going so far? We spoke to members of the Committee to find out.
Aug 04, 2023·2 mins read
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behind the map

The Tour de France is filled with location-powered tech

Passion, strength and skill now meet data-insights, generative AI and location tech. The Tour de France has been around since 1903, but how it’s organized, watched and experienced has been changing as fast as technology evolves.
Aug 01, 2023·4 mins read
Picture of two electric vehicles charging at night time.
explainers and insights

New EU legislation for EV charging is 'the most significant yet'

New rules adopted by the Council of the EU could encourage the most significant changes in the fight to make EV charging on long journeys as easy as filling up a gasoline car.
Jul 26, 2023·2 mins read
life at TomTom

Putting future talent on the map: How TomTom supports inclusive tech education for all

Technology continues to shape how people live around the world. But who gets to work in tech, and who doesn’t? Without fair access to quality tech education, many people may never have the chance to contribute to building our shared future. That’s why we’re opening up tech ed opportunities at and beyond TomTom.
Jul 17, 2023·4 mins read
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