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Introducing TomTom GO Mobile, a free Android app

~ World class navigation with real-time traffic information now available in South Africa ~

Johannesburg, South Africa, 4 March 2015,TomTom (TOM2) today launches a new navigation app with TomTom Traffic in South Africa. People can now experience TomTom’s premium navigation and real-time traffic information, driving up to 75km every month at no additional cost. * Drivers can upgrade to unlimited driving with a simple in app purchase.  ..Learn more


Volkswagen Group Chooses TomTom Traffic

Johannesburg, 13 February 2015 TomTom (TOM2) today announced a multi-year agreement with Volkswagen Group, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest car maker in Europe, to bring its traffic service to Volkswagen Group cars across Europe, beginning with Audi and Volkswagen.

TomTom is a global leader in traffic information, with one of the most extensive bases of real-time GPS probes in the world, detecting the actual traffic situation on all roads. Recent industry benchmarks and awards prove that TomTom Traffic covers more jams with fewer false alerts than its competitors, giving drivers a clearer picture of traffic conditions on every journey. ..Learn more


TomTom Launches New Map Input Tracker

~People can now share map feedback faster via any connected device~

 Johannesburg, 29 January, 2015 – TomTom (TOM2) today launches its Map Input Tracker API, a new map feedback tool that business customers can easily integrate into their existing products andservices. The API enables end-users to share map feedback quickly via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or in-dash navigation unit to contribute to high-quality maps..Learn more



Master the Course with the TomTom Golfer

Johannesburg, 3 December, 2014 -TomTom today launches the all new TomTom Golfer, a GPS sports watch designed to make it easy for golfers to improve their game.  Unique course graphics clearly show accurate distances to hazards and layups, and the best approach to the green..Learn more



TomTom brings navigation technology to Acer smartphones

Johannesburg, 20 November 2014 –TomTom (TOM2) today announced a multi-year deal with Acer Inc., to bring its world-class navigation technology to new Acer smartphones.

“AcerNAV” is a turn-by-turn navigation application powered by TomTom’s navigation engine, NavKit. The new app enables users to navigate anywhere in the world, without extra roaming charges, and the ability to download any TomTom map for free..Learn more


TomTom provide route maps for the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge

~ TomTom help navigate cyclists and spectators on race day ~

Johannesburg, 11 November 2014 TomTom South Africa, a leader in mapping data, is proud to announce that they will be supplying the interactive maps, route profiles and topographic maps for the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge taking place this Sunday, 16 November 2014.Learn more

TomTom Telematics Sponsor the Sasol Solar Challenge

Johannesburg, 25 September 2014 – TomTom Telematics, the world’s leading supplier of Telematics Software as a Service is proud to support the Sasol Solar Challenge, which starts on 27th September 2014 in Pretoria and finishes 8 days later in Cape Town. Learn more


TomTom enables local search capabilities for mobile phones

Johannesburg, 5 September 2014- TomTom Africa, a leader in mapping data, together with Location Based Services partner, deCarta, is proud to announce that they will be supplying a local search application to a top 5 mobile handset manufacturer. Learn more


Cape Town Snatches The Title Of “Most Congested City In South Africa”

Johannesburg, 3 June 2014– TomTom (TOM2), a global leader in traffic, today published its 4th annual global traffic index for 2013. The results revealed that Cape Town is now the most congested city in South Africa, surpassing Johannesburg which was the most congested city in 2012. Learn more



LBS Technology Company, deCarta, Extends Exclusive Distribution Agreement to TomTom Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa – (21 February 2014) – TomTom Africa has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the world’s leading independent LBS technology company, deCarta. With more than 18 years’ experience, deCarta provides software and services that can add mapping, routing and local search functionality to companies’ services, all in their own branded offerings. Learn more


A revolutionary way of translating a location or GPS co-ordinate to a short location code – Mapcodes – a solution for connecting to the ‘un-addressed’ in Africa.

Johannesburg, South Africa (21 February 2014) – mapIT, leading international digital mapping provider, is pleased to announce the adoption of an international standard for representing any location, a Mapcode. This revolutionary addressing system will affect businesses operating in SA and across Africa. mapIT will be incorporating mapcodes into every part of its technology value stack offered to clients and partners. The South Africa Post Office (SAPO) will be incorporating mapcodes into the SAPO National Address Databases. Learn more