BMW chooses TomTom for traffic, routing and EV information services

Posted: 3 October 2018 | | No comments yet

BMW drivers will soon have access to TomTom’s real-time information, routing technology and electric vehicle services thanks to a new agreement.


The BMW Group has chosen TomTom to provide drivers with live traffic information, online routing and electric vehicle (EV) services for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles.

This agreement follows an extensive testing programme that began in April 2018.

TomTom Traffic provides drivers with live updates on upcoming traffic and delays, keeps the driver accurately informed and reduces the total travel time. TomTom’s online routing technology uses cloud-based processing power to quickly send alternative routes to the navigation system embedded in the vehicle.

The EV service will provide drivers with information on the distance that their vehicle can travel before running out of charge whilst planning the most efficient route to a charging point that is present on their route, suitable for the vehicle and available at the right time.

Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive, said: “TomTom’s vision is a safe, connected and autonomous world, free of congestion and emissions. The introduction of TomTom live traffic, online routing and EV services into BMW vehicles is a huge step forwards to achieve this goal.”