TomTom updates digital map database

TomTom has announced the latest release of its digital map database MultiNet.

The release includes over 2.8 million updates contributed by consumers and quality-verified by TomTom; it also demonstrates TomTom’s first use of crowd-sourced data in Latin America.

The new database release includes the following verified updates based on crowd-sourced data:

* 350,000 km (217,000 miles) of high-precision gradient data in the U.S. for use in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) applications and solutions;

* 70,000 km (42,000 miles) of newly validated and precisely realigned highways across Europe;

* Nearly 10,000 street name updates across France, Spain and the UK.

Other highlights are:

* The first release of MultiNet Chile, covering the country’s complete street network;

* More than 100,000 km (62,000 miles) of expanded road coverage across India;

* Fully-attributed street network coverage in San Paolo and the central areas of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires;

* TomTom’s first release of off-road content, available in Angola, Ghana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa. This topographic content enables off-road navigation in a region where activities such as safaris and nature expedition are popular;

* More than 40,000 km (25,000 miles) of additional speed restrictions in the U.S. derived from the company’s proprietary Mobile Mapping technologies

* More than nine million additional address points in the U.S.

Source: TeleAtlas.

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