Sony Xplod to Use TomTom
"We are delighted that Sony has selected TomTom as their navigation services supplier in Europe", said Giles Shrimpton, managing director for TomTom Automotive.
The services offered by TomTom are perhaps the most comprehensive in their field. The HD Traffic function allows drivers access to information regarding both fixed and mobile cameras, provides weather updates as they happen and even allows for local Google business address searches.
IQ Routes and MapShare give those using the system the tools needed to calculate travel time of any given route by taking into account data submitted by other users, rush hour, traffic lights, and even shopping crowds.
“This endorses our position as the leading location and navigation solutions provider,” added Shrimpton.
“Combining the audio and video know-how of Sony with our navigational expertise has resulted in an excellent product range. Moreover, as the technology incorporates a flexible hardware design based on standard interfaces, it allows for easy updates in the future - a huge advantage in the automotive industry."
The new product coming from Sony will be available only in selected markets at first. These markets are France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom. No pricing information, nor the exact release date about the product have been announced.