Sierra Wireless has announced that TomTom is using Sierra Wireless AirPrime Intelligent Embedded Modules to provide cellular connectivity to its integrated navigation systems for two of the world’s premier car makers, Renault and Mazda.
The Carminat TomTom LIVE, first disclosed at the Paris Motor Show in October, is Renault’s latest connected built-in navigation system, developed as part of the car maker’s exclusive partnership with TomTom and fitted into Clio, Mégane and Scenic models sold in Europe.
Thanks to the cellular connectivity provided by the Sierra Wireless integrated wireless module, the system enables drivers to access real-time information for an enhanced driving experience: local search for nearby services or points of interest, mobile safety camera reporting and sharing, weather information and much more.
TomTom’s connected in-car navigation technology, including TomTom LIVE Services, will also be offered by Mazda as an option on its new Mazda5 in Europe.
The embedded wireless module inside the navigation system enables drivers to receive up-to-date information, including the location of speed cameras and accurate reports on traffic jams. In addition to the navigation service, the system offers a full infotainment solution.