A good decade after Nokia’s mobile phone business suffered a fatal blow at the hands of the iPhone, the Finnish company is still feeding off a lucrative asset that it salvaged from the wreckage.
Once a household name for its satellite navigation for cars, TomTom has taken a backseat in recent years as smartphones surged in popularity. Now it’s betting that your car needs directions more than you do.
TomTom will sell its Telematics fleet-management business to tyre manufacturer Bridgestone for $1-billion, freeing up resources to battle the likes of Alphabet for access to mapping technology in car dashboards.
Recent research by TomTom shows that Cape Town has the most congested roads in South Africa. The city’s CBD is particularly hard hit by traffic delays. Now a new technology-based initiative has been launched to try to tackle the problem head-on. Accelerate
If you’re wondering why you seem to be wasting your life sitting in traffic, TomTom’s Traffic Index has the answer. And while Cape Town and Johannesburg lead the way in South Africa, our cities are thankfully some way behind the world’s worst jams. The most congested traffic
Satellite-based personal navigation devices have lost significant market share to smartphones in recent years. Devices that were once an important part of many drivers’ lives have become all but obsolete in an era where Google, Apple, Microsoft and others offer free navigation with arguably more up to date map data. It’s become difficult
TomTom has been making GPS navigation hardware devices for just over a decade and today its GPS tracking product range extends beyond cars and bikes. The TomTom Runner is a fitness tracker targeted at both indoor and outdoor runners. This GPS fitness watch bears a striking resemblance to the Nike+ GPS watch that was, in fact, developed by
Times Media Group is selling its controlling 51% stake in MAP Integration Technologies (MapIT) to TomTom Africa for R37,5m, the media and entertainment group said on Friday. TomTom already held 49% of MapIT’s equity. Times Media, which publishes newspapers such as the
Imagine being able to direct people to your home, your office, your current location or anywhere else on the planet with a single word rather than a lengthy address or set of GPS coordinates. A three-year-old South African company called Waytag is doing just that. Perhaps the easiest
Personal navigation device manufacturer TomTom has released a Top Gear edition of its Go Live personal satellite navigation device. The device features the voice of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson. The 4,3-inch touch screen device also supports TomTom’s traffic information