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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
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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.
explainers and insights

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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Manuela Locarno Ajayi - SVP Product Engineering - TomTom
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Empowering innovation: Manuela Locarno Ajayi builds apps and services on the world’s most useful map

Find the cutting edge, and you’ll find Manuela Locarno Ajayi. With extensive experience at companies like Microsoft and Amazon, she’s now a leader in TomTom’s mission to build the smartest, most useful map on the planet – creating the apps and services that support users across a variety of industries and use cases around the world. We spoke to Manuela to delve into her journey as a leader in software engineering, her decision to join TomTom and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in her role.
Jan 19, 2024·5 mins read
How is world traffic being managed with tech? | TomTom Newsroom
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Q&A: What's happening with global traffic, with TomTom's traffic expert

Traffic is a universal challenge. Roads and cities all over the world must constantly manage congestion and traffic to allow vehicles and people to move freely, with ease. While lowering stress might be the first thing most of us worry about in this context, managing traffic is part of the much bigger picture of sustainability, emissions and the livability of our cities and towns. Technology is one of the biggest tools to tackle this challenge, so we spoke to one of TomTom’s traffic experts to find out more.
Jan 03, 2024·8 mins read
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TomTom's Finance Graduate Program: A journey of learning and growth

Are you looking to dive into the world of finance and kick-start your career? TomTom’s Finance Graduate Program is designed to take you on a rich learning journey that’s more than just a job. We talked to three participants – Carlos, Lotta and Valeria – to explore their experiences and shed light on what makes this program stand out.
Dec 22, 2023·3 mins read
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TomTom's 2023 year in review: The big trends we're seeing in maps, EV, traffic and AI

The past year is one for TomTom’s history books. Delivering several firsts, the company is releasing new products, pushing its technology forward with the latest innovations. And it’s playing a central role in shaping the commercial mapping and location tech industry for good. With the year ending, let’s take a look at some of the milestones and trends from the past year and consider what’s on the horizon before TomTom returns with a bang at CES2024 in January.
Dec 19, 2023·10 mins read
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Designing the automotive revolution with Gianluca Brugnoli

Our digital world is entering the car more and more. For Gianluca Brugnoli, VP of Design at TomTom, that creates both a huge opportunity and challenge. How do you design a complex digital interface that’s not just streamlined and elegant, but also helps people around the world easily adapt to changing technologies?
Dec 15, 2023·3 mins read
A picture of a truck driving alone on a wintry road.
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Driving home Christmas: It’s peak season for truckers on the road

What springs to mind when you think about Christmas delivered, wrapped and under the tree? The North Pole big chief perhaps (if you’re under ten), or what about the mobilized army of truck drivers, all powering through from Black Friday to Christmas Eve? Here we look at a changed retail landscape in 2023, the impact on transportation, and we talk to three HGV drivers – the real heroes of the season – to discover what it’s really like getting Christmas from A to Z.
Dec 07, 2023·4 mins read
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Here's a sneak peek at our CES 2024 product demos

In January TomTom, along with hundreds of other tech companies from around the world, will be attending CES2024 in Las Vegas. The event hosts more than 100,000 visitors who are all keen to get a look at the latest tech that keeps the world moving. As TomTom readies for itself for January, we got a sneak peek at some of the demos the mapmaker will be showing off.
Nov 23, 2023·6 mins read
How Mike Gilbert is taking the map further at TomTom | TomTom Newsroom
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How Mike Gilbert is taking the map further at TomTom

Meet Mike: the multi-talented Director of Product Management who’s taking a fresh approach to powering TomTom Maps. As a programmer, a pilot, an author and a speaker with decades of experience leading geospatial projects across Microsoft, Mike is now excited to harness AI and large language models to change the world of mapping.
Nov 22, 2023·4 mins read
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