The Short Cut: Book flights on Uber, videogame-powered dashboards and more
Welcome back to The Short Cut! This week, we've compiled five must-read stories that caught our attention over the past few weeks. Here’s a sneak peek: we’ll be looking at Uber's new flight booking feature, sleepy driver detection systems, how videogames and the automotive industry are colliding and more. Ready? Let's dive in!
May 12, 2023·4 mins read
The Short Cut: Britain getting hands-free driving, JLR's electric ambitions
It's time for another Short Cut, here to give you five of the top stories that have captured our attention in TomTom Towers recently. This past week, it's a story of future EVs, electric motorbikes, hands-free driving in Britain and beautiful maps as works of art.
Apr 21, 2023·3 mins read
The Short Cut: How maps link sharks, Pokémon Go and a hacked Tesla
Welcome to another episode of The Short Cut. This week we share some of the most interesting stories in mapping, location tech and automotive that grabbed our attention over the past seven days. Stories include maps used for pleasure, play, visualizing the abstract and for marine conservation. Read on for all the stories.
Apr 07, 2023·4 mins read
The Short Cut: A look at Women's Month, gender bias in AI, women-only ride hailing and more
Welcome to the Women’s Month edition of The Short Cut! In this special episode we share the latest trends, achievements and challenges faced by women in the tech and mobility tech industries. Get ready to dive into stories about how Femtech is revolutionizing women’s health, AI and gender bias and the rise of women-only mobility services. Let’s get to it!
Mar 24, 2023·4 mins read
TomTom joins the OpenStreetMap Foundation as its first Platinum Member
TomTom recently announced that it’s supporting the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) as a Platinum Member. Last year, the geolocation company explained the instrumental role that OpenStreetMap (OSM) data is playing in its efforts to build the smartest map on the planet via the TomTom Maps Platform. Its latest move further affirms the company’s commitment to the global OSM project.
Mar 16, 2023·3 mins read
TomTom helps show off Amsterdam's rich mapmaking history, and future, in museum exhibition
TomTom is partnering with an Amsterdam-based museum to shine a light on the city's rich history of mapmaking and turn our gaze towards its future.
Feb 22, 2023·2 mins read
The Short Cut: 5 things to know this Data Privacy Week
From January 22 to 28, it's Data Privacy Week. So, this week's Short Cut is going to play a slightly different tune to normal and dive into the week's data privacy stories from the tech industry.
Jan 27, 2023·4 mins read
The Short Cut: CES wrap-up, EVs everywhere
We're back! It's a new year and time to start a new season of The Short Cut, our news and industry happenings round up. We're nearly two whole weeks into 2023 and, already, heaps has happened — thanks CES.
Jan 13, 2023·5 mins read
TomTom begins supporting MapLibre with $10,000 donation
Earlier this week, TomTom announced its goal to build the smartest map on the planet and outlined how its new Maps Platform that will help it get there. Part of the company's new strategy involves using OpenStreetMap data and working with open-source communities. Today, the company officially announces that it's supporting the open-source project, MapLibre.
Nov 04, 2022·2 mins read
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
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
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
The Short Cut: Computer chip makers – the new MVPs and more
It’s that time of the week to veer off the beaten path and take The Short Cut. There’s a lot to discover and discuss — including how computer chip makers are the new MVPs, how school buses are being transformed to fully zero-emission fleets and much more.
Aug 12, 2022·4 mins read
The Short Cut: The viral trend driving up car thefts, and more
Are you ready to take the short cut again? This week, there's plenty to read about — from a trending ‘DIY hack’ that's enabling car thieves to zoom off in Kia and Hyundai cars using just a USB charging cord to an innovative solution that could make installing home EV chargers in the US simpler and cheaper.
Aug 05, 2022·5 mins read
The Short Cut: Germany axes its EV incentives, and more
Yes, we’re back again! It’s Short Cut time, folks. This week saw no shortage of stories to sink your claws into. Ford’s buying more batteries to ramp up its EV production and Germany is ridding itself of those handy little things that made EVs cheaper to buy: incentives.
Jul 29, 2022·4 mins read
The Short Cut: Bidirectional EVs could power a country, and more
Hello, hello. It’s that time of the week again: the Short Cut is landing on your screen, bringing a a bunch of new and hot topics for you to read about. From bidirectional EVs heating up to an update on the EV revolution, there’s no shortage of interesting takes.
Jul 22, 2022·4 mins read
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