GENEVA--()--TomTom today announces that it will provide a new navigation solution for Fiat Group, continuing the four-year partnership between the two companies. For the first time, TomTom navigation will be built-in as part of the Fiat Group’s new Uconnect™ 5” Radio Nav infotainment system. The new in-dash solution will be showcased today at the Geneva Motor Show.
“We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Fiat Group”
The new infotainment system will initially be available in Fiat 500L series models, and offers a 5” touch screen. Uconnect will feature many of the technologies found in TomTom’s industry-leading PNDs, including world-class maps, IQ Routes, voice control and Advanced Lane Guidance. The device also incorporates the familiar and renowned TomTom user interface.
“We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Fiat Group,” says Charles Cautley, Managing Director Automotive at TomTom. “Today, the in-dash navigation system is such an important feature of a car. So when a company such as Fiat continues to work with us in this way, it reflects an ongoing confidence in both TomTom technologies and in the strength of our partnership.”
TomTom teamed up with other suppliers to produce the Uconnect 5” Radio Nav. Global automotive systems supplier Continental developed the hardware and played the role of system integrator. Microsoft supplied the Windows Embedded Automotive operating system which allows the easy integration of third party software.
The Uconnect 5” Radio Nav will be first rolled out with the Fiat 500L series, then extended to other Fiat Group brands and models.
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Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services.
TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as well as GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and sells its products in over 35 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com.
About Fiat Group
Fiat is an international group that designs, produces and sells passenger cars and commercial vehicles for the mass market under the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Abarth and Fiat Professional brands, as well as luxury and performance cars under the Ferrari and Maserati brands.
Fiat has further expanded its global reach through the alliance with Chrysler Group, whose product portfolio includes the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and SRT vehicle brands and the Mopar parts and services brand.
For further information, please visit www.fiatgroup.com
Continental ranks among the top five automotive suppliers worldwide and holds the number two position in Europe. The company has approximately 170,000 employees in 46 countries, and is divided into the Automotive Group and the Rubber Group.
The company supplies brake systems, solutions and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, vehicle electronics, tyres and technical elastomers, as well as infotainment systems. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication.
For further information please visit: www.conti-online.com