Uber to contribute to TomTom map editing


Ride hailing service Uber is developing its ongoing relationship with TomTom by becoming one of its trusted map-editing partners, helping to create more accurate navigation and location experiences, routing, fares, and arrival time estimates. This will benefit customers, drivers, and delivery people on Uber’s platform.

Uber’s integration of TomTom’s data and Maps APIs will ensure a seamless mapping experience in Uber apps across more than 10,000 cities around the world. TomTom regularly processes close to two billion map changes per month, which helps it maintain the freshest maps.

Uber and TomTom will also work together to ensure map updates reflect real-world changes like new roads, turn restrictions, street closures, and more. Uber will observe and report on-the-ground insights from completed trips and deliveries; TomTom will use updates collected from its partners to provide even more accurate map data to TomTom customers.

“We look forward to working more closely with Uber and delivering even better location data to improve the mobility of the users of TomTom’s products everywhere,” said Anders Truelsen, managing director, TomTom Enterprise. “TomTom’s full suite of industry-leading datasets and services, including highly accurate maps, traffic and Maps APIs, will help any company to enhance their location-enabled solutions.”

“Accurate mapping is at the heart of Uber’s platform, which is why we’re thrilled to continue teaming up with TomTom,” said Michael Weiss-Malik, director of product, maps and GSS at Uber. “Our partnership will help create even more dynamic mapping experiences in our global marketplace.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).