Location technology company TomTom has partnered with Jacobs subsidiary StreetLight Data, which is a Big Data company providing insights into how people, goods, and services move.
This partnership includes incorporating TomTom’s global data into StreetLight’s growing line of cloud-based products that support transport professionals with the most critical analytics, for any road and any mode.
TomTom explains that the StreetLight InSight® platform transforms data into “contextualised, normalised, and aggregated travel patterns”.
The companies expect that, through this partnership, StreetLight will leverage TomTom’s historical and real-time traffic analytics based on anonymised speed data from more than 600 million connected devices. They say the result is “deep global data coverage and a robust analytic platform that empowers planners and other transportation professionals with data driven insights to inform transportation and infrastructure projects of any size and scope”.
“We are excited to partner with an industry leader like StreetLight to deliver reliable and scalable mobility measurement tools to address today’s complex transportation problems,” said Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Vice President for Traffic & Travel Information at TomTom. “By combining our data from millions of trips globally with StreetLight’s industry-tailored solutions, we enable transportation planners, road authorities and businesses to make informed, accurate decisions, thereby reducing congestion and improving mobility.”
“As StreetLight looks to expand into new products and geographies, we’re excited to partner with TomTom,” said Laura Schewel, StreetLight CEO and VP of Transportation Software at Jacobs. “TomTom offers a huge increase in sample size, rich data characteristics, and global reach. By integrating TomTom’s origin and destination trip information, we will open up powerful new solutions for our clients in infrastructure planning, combatting climate change and improving transportation for all.”
(Picture – StreetLight Data)