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Singapore gets a new traffic portal

Anuradha Shukla | April 8, 2016
TomTom provides live traffic and travel information in the city.

Singapore received a new traffic portal from TomTom that is providing live traffic and travel information for consumers and traffic management experts.

The new service, TomTom City, showcases the extensive range of traffic information available on a city by city basis.

It will provide a platform to connect traffic authorities, businesses and citizens to jointly manage sustainable and efficient mobility.

Users can access TomTom City from a PC or mobile device and review freely accessible content, which shows live traffic status and incidents and other driver-based information in cities.

"TomTom City gives drivers and traffic managers essential insights into the real-time traffic situation and the historical bottlenecks in key cities," said Ralf-Peter Schäfer, head of Traffic at TomTom. "This is an important step in our mission to help reduce delays for all drivers.  Using data from over 450 million devices globally we are creating services that will help cities and connected cars work together to optimise the road network."

 

Planning the best route
TomTom City will enable consumers to first check their journey routes and then plan the best route.

Singapore is one of the 25 cities in 18 countries that has been chosen as a launch pad for this solution and looking forward, the solution will be launched in different geographies.

TomTom City leverages the TomTom Traffic information available to TomTom navigation devices and licensing partners in automotive, consumer and government.

The solution also extends the historical congestion information provided through reports such as the TomTom Traffic Index.

The company believes the relevance of this solution will increase in significance over the coming years with the increase in number of vehicles on the road.

 

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