PTV and TomTom team up on navigation app

Mapping and traffic information company TomTom has announced it will power transport modelling firm PTV’s Truck Navigator G2, the next generation of the group’s professional truck navigation app.

PTV Group will be using TomTom’s recently launched Navigation SDK (Mobile Software Development Kit) to power up-to-date maps, custom truck routing and more in their app, now available globally for the first time.

TomTom says that, by using its map data , PTV Truck Navigator G2 exemplifies the versatility with which its technology can support its partners in creating industry-leading, location-aware solutions that answer their customer’s needs.

The app considers several attributes, including the size and weight of large vehicles, as well as truck-specific attributes such as cargo, hazard restrictions, and tunnels to calculate the best, most economical routes for truck drivers. To inform its calculations and accurately predict delays in the future, it relies on TomTom’s full suite of real-time traffic data, historical traffic patterns, and predictions.

In a statement the companies said, “With these services neatly packaged in an easy-to-use format, the TomTom Navigation SDK enables PTV Group, a global expert in transport logistics solutions, to offer a highly accurate navigation solution which can be quickly and easily customised for fleet managers and drivers. Fleets across the globe can now rely on the PTV Truck Navigator G2 to keep them on track by warning them of changing road conditions, suggesting faster routes and providing more precise ETAs. To ensure optimised and reliable deliveries, the app also facilitates a seamless connection between back-office planning operations and drivers on the road.”

“By combining TomTom’s online maps with our technology and experience, we can offer the best and most accurate truck routing system, tailored exactly to our customers’ needs,” says Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group.

“We’re excited to expand our partnership with PTV Group, with the PTV Truck Navigator G2 now powered by TomTom’s latest Navigation SDK,” added Mike Schoofs, Managing Director of TomTom Enterprise. “By making fresh and accurate location data easily accessible to businesses, we can create safer and more comfortable experiences for drivers and end-customers around the world.”

For the past 10 years, the PTV Group has used TomTom’s expertise in mapmaking and location technology to strengthen its offerings in the fields of mobility and logistics. Together, the companies say they continue to create far-reaching impact with their technology, be it by monitoring and controlling congestion or by improving the safety and efficiency of public roads.

(Picture – TomTom)


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