Previously one of the worlds most congested cities, Moscow has formed a new partnership that aims to continue its improvements with the design of a new intelligent road transportation program.
The City of Moscow has signed a cooperation agreement with Netherlands-based mapping, navigation and traffic information services provider TomTom that will see the design of a road transport program fit for the city’s future. The agreement will see an intelligent transportation program developed with the goal of improving the overall situation across Moscow’s road network. Moscow is already delivering a leading road network and recently won a 2016 Achievement Award from the International Transport Forum (ITF) for its exemplary approach to improving traffic conditions in the Russian capital. Using data from TomTom’s Traffic Index, Moscow has gone from last place in 2013, to fifth place in this year’s ranking.
“We are pleased to be working with TomTom on this program,” said Maxim Liksutov, deputy Mayor and head of Moscow’s Department of Transportation. “It will allow Muscovites to obtain objective information about the transport system of the city of Moscow. By opening new research opportunities in this field, we will improve the transport situation in the city together. I’m thankful for colleagues and look forward to future cooperation.”
Ralf-Peter Schäfer, VP of traffic and travel at TomTom, commented, “We built the TomTom City Portal to connect consumers and city governments, and this agreement is great evidence of our strategy in smart cities. We look forward to working together on the city of Moscow’s development with road analytics and management tools from TomTom to help the city further reduce congestion and pave the way to becoming a Smart City.”
TomTom has also announced that IRT (Ituran Road Track), a joint venture between Ituran and Road Track, the largest automotive OEM telematics service provider in Latin America, has chosen the company as its map and navigation software provider to power their OEM Telematics Solutions. As part of the agreement, TomTom will provide IRT with automotive grade digital maps, along with its innovative and modular NavKit navigation software. The agreement also encompasses online navigation services, including maps, search and routing, which IRT will incorporate in its core telematics systems offering, currently being deployed in Brazil and Argentina.
“TomTom was the obvious choice to power this OEM Telematics solution,” said Pablo Gomez, CEO of Road Track. “TomTom has an excellent technology stack, which turned out to be the perfect match for our Telematics services platform.”
Antoine Saucier, managing director of TomTom Automotive, commented, “We are extremely pleased to be working with Ituran Road Track to bring our industry-leading maps and navigation solutions to their customers in Latin America. Its fantastic presence and penetration in this market will help us to accelerate our growth and development in the region.”