The service complements the existing Off-Street Parking information service and is available to OEM and enterprise customers
Navigation specialist TomTom’s On-Street Parking service has expanded availability to 100 cities in Europe. Tom2 provides drivers with the probability of finding a parking space on the street, as well as the average search-time.
The service supports parking probabilities across cities, including locations where parking costs are free. TomTom claims this provides an advantage to services based on parking payment transactions, which provide a narrow, imprecise view that limits their results to specific geographies and roadways. This leaves better-placed, free parking locations unaccounted for.
TomTom On-Street Parking complements the existing Off-Street Parking (parking garage and lot) information service. It’s offered to OEM and enterprise customers, as well as via an application programming interface (API) on the TomTom Developer portal.
“TomTom On-Street Parking offers drivers peace of mind and a less-stressful parking experience, in addition to helping them save time and money,” says Ralf-Peter Schäfer, VP Traffic and Travel at TomTom. “With 100 of the most important European cities now covered, we’re helping to improve urban mobility.”
Since launch, TomTom’s On-Street Parking service has been recognised with the Automotive Innovation Award at the AIA in February 2017, as well as the TechXLR8 award for Innovation in Mobility Services at London Tech Week in June 2017.
The company has also recently launched, TomTom Audio Traffic, a personalised and relevant traffic report service delivered over voice to drivers in a non-intrusive way. Audio Traffic is available as an API for developers.
Although personalised traffic information is one of the most requested features by daily commuters driving known routes, they don’t necessarily want to use turn-by-turn navigation which typically includes traffic information about the route ahead. TomTom Audio Traffic solves this problem by delivering an accurate traffic news bulletin that is relevant to the specific route that is being driven. And because it’s delivered via voice, drivers can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, helping with safer driving.
TomTom Audio Traffic, which was developed with provider of smart multimedia applications, Duel, is based on TomTom Live Traffic. Using the API, developers can easily integrate it into popular applications including music streaming services, internet radio, voice assistants and more.
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