The automotive landscape is changing and TomTom is at the very frontier of innovation. Together with OEM and Tier 1 partners, we are working on cutting-edge Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

ADAS is the stepping stone towards the autonomous car

OEMs are working with TomTom to enable full vehicle autonomy in the not too distant future. Before this ambition is fully realised, drivers can already enjoy improved safety with intermediate levels of vehicle automation. This would not be possible without TomTom technologies providing the necessary content.

Different stages of vehicle automation and products powered by TomTom:


TomTom is at the heart of the self-driving revolution

TomTom offers essential building blocks for ADAS through its
Real-Time Maps and Connected Services. These components allow for predictive and smarter decision making, and increased safety and efficiency for drivers. For example, our maps contain highly accurate lane-level information, such as road geometry, lane markings and traffic signs.


Road Geometry


Lane Markings and Traffic Signs

Road geometry allows for a smoother ride, lower fuel consumption and automated subsystems, leading to more humanised driving decisions. One specific success story from TomTom maps was the IPPC project by Daimler, which led to over 5% reduction in fuel consumption.

Fusing governmental, community and professional sources has created highly accurate information on lane markings, traffic signs and speed restrictions. The latter is a vital component for NCAP-required “Intelligent Speed Assist” to help drivers maintain the correct speed.

Our Connected Navigation System provides precise and real-time warnings on…

  • Hazards: TomTom is an industry leader in sourcing and combining professional, governmental and community data to provide relevant, real-time warnings for dangers ahead such as extreme precipitation, ghost riders, icy road conditions and many other hazards which may be hazardous the driver.
  • Highly accurate jam tail locations: based upon more than 500 million global devices, we can pinpoint traffic jams on the driver’s route and provide timely warnings to adjust the vehicle’s speed appropriately. Keeping the driver informed increases safety and comfort.
  • Speed limit service: TomTom is able to offer a live speed limit service which sends fixed and dynamic speed limits. This data comes from professional and governmental sources, as well as our own algorithms, based on the driving speed of all the connected devices. This is highly relevant for use cases such as NCAP’s Speed Assist.

For more information, download our ADAS info sheet: