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[May 13, 2014]

Russia Becomes the 50th Country of TomTom's Global Speed Cameras Service

AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--

TomTom (News - Alert) (TOM2) has launched its Speed Cameras service in Russia, making it the 50th country where the service is available. Drivers will benefit from up-to-date warnings of nearby speed and red-light cameras.

This service will be offered to leading car manufacturers and app developers, who can easily integrate the world-class service into their systems. Backed by OpenLR* technology, TomTom is able to pinpoint over 3000 speed cameras across Russia.

"Drivers in Russia are now better equipped to make smarter decisions on every journey, keeping to the designated speed limit and avoiding costly fines," commented Ralf-Peter Schäfer, VP of Traffic and Travel Information at TomTom. "The launch of this service adds to the real-time information available to Russian drivers. TomTom recently launched its world-class traffic information in Russia, helping drivers avoid frustrating traffic jams and reach their destination faster."

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Notes for editors

TomTom is working with a leading Russian crowdsourcing service for drivers called Second Pilot to enhance its Speed Cameras Service in Russia. The service will be delivered directly to devices as a hoste service, or via a server-to-server bulk feed.


About TomTom Speed Cameras

*OpenLR is the open standard for "procedures and formats for the encoding, transmission, and decoding of local data irrespective of the map" developed and introduced by TomTom in 2009.

The TomTom Speed Cameras service provides both fixed and, in 28 countries, mobile alerts to help drivers avoid costly speeding fines and stay safe and relaxed.

The TomTom Speed Cameras service is based on governmental sources, news feeds, field surveys, and third-party sources in selected countries. It's also based on community input from more than 3.5 million TomTom drivers around the world. Camera reports, confirmations and removals are processed automatically by our sophisticated Fusion Engine, which runs 24/7. The real-time processing of over one million reports per month ensures that the TomTom Speed Cameras content is always up-to-date.

Fixed Speed Cameras service coverage

Europe: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (Danger & Risk Zones), Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK and the Vatican

North America: USA, Canada

South America: Argentina, Russia, Brazil

APAC: Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand

Africa: Lesotho, South Africa

About TomTom

TomTom (TOM2) empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS Sport Watches, as well as state-of-the-art fleet management solutions and industry leading location based products.

Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Consumer, Automotive, Licensing and Telematics.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 3,600 employees worldwide and sell our products in over 35 countries.


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