Infotech Lead Europe: TomTom’s Map Share service will assist drivers in London to avoid travel disruptions this summer.
TomTom has created a map task force to process map changes related to temporary road closures, changes in traffic flow and additional turn restrictions. TomTom will make these dynamic map changes available to its customers via Map Share on a daily basis.
TomTom’s map experts predict that 28 July is likely to be the most disrupted travel day, when more than 9000 road changes in London will be introduced. The next most congested day is likely to be August 1 when more than 3000 changes will be made.
“We released our latest map update in May which included structural road changes in London and surrounding areas and points of interest relevant to the summer,” said Tom Brown, TomTom’s UK Country Manager.
“Now we are going one step further. We want to ensure that our customers drive with the most up to date map available, taking into account the dynamic road changes resulting from upcoming events in the capital. Our aim is to do all we can to give London drivers the best navigation experience possible,” Brown added.
TomTom map experts will continuously process map changes in and around London throughout the sporting season. After 6pm every day, TomTom customers will be able to download the following day’s road changes to their navigation device and reset any changes no longer required from the previous day for free.
Map Share is available free of charge to all 65 million TomTom customers worldwide. It allows drivers to personalise the map on their own device, share their changes with the community and receive around 250,000 road changes per month from other users.