TomTom Launches New Version of Logistics Maps

August 2012, - Feature

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Navigation systems manufacturer TomTom has launched the newest version of its Logistics map product designed specifically for truck and fleet operators.

"TomTom Logistics enables a safer and more efficient operation of fleet vehicles and powers solutions that demand highly accurate and detailed content," says Eszter Pattantyus, vice-president of maps. "By leveraging this precise data, TomTom can help operators of large vehicles avoid striking a low bridge or accruing a large fine for carrying an oversized load."

The TomTom Logistics product features include:
* Dimensional restrictions totalling more than 1.6 million miles in the US and 225,000 miles in Canada;
* Designated truck routes for more than 400,000 miles in the US and 60,000 miles in Canada;
* Operating bans on idling or jake brake usage totalling more than 180,000 miles in the US and 80,000 miles in Canada; and
* Critical last-mile content required to get drivers to their final destination.

TomTom's product is enabled by ProMiles, which provides context in interpreting and applying truck restrictions. The TomTom Logistics product appends to the standard map product and can be merged with other TomTom enhancement products to enable truck-relevant POI content as well as warnings for curves or steep grades, the company said.

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