Dutch mapping services provider TomTom partnered with Cisco to develop new technology to support autonomous vehicles with low-latency and real-time networking capabilities.
Together with Cisco, the company intends to create the “next generation of traffic information technology”. The ultra fast lane traffic technology will use roadside data captured by Cisco’s sensors combined with TomTom’s own traffic fusion technology.
“With this project, we are connecting road infrastructure, vehicles, drivers and road authorities, enabling them to exchange information in near real time. That is what the Internet of Things is about. With TomTom’s expertise, its gigantic pool of traffic data and innovative traffic technology, TomTom is a strong company to work with in this field,” says Edwin Paalvast, President EMEAR at Cisco.
“We strongly believe that Internet of Things and cloud technologies are essential parts to the future of mobility and we are excited to work with Cisco in moving traffic technology forward”, explains Anders Truelsen, Managing Director of TomTom’s Licensing Business.