TomTom in a single month has made 1.5 billion changes to its digital maps which are delivered to TomTom customers on a weekly basis.
1.5 billion map changes in a month equates to 49.3 million changes per day, 2.1 million changes per hour, or 570 changes per second. TomTom’s maps are delivered to automakers, Tier 1 suppliers, technology companies and developers on a weekly basis.
By capturing more than 1.5 billion map updates in July, TomTom’s business customers have access to an additional:
· 1.32 million kilometers of roads, enabling more accurate routing
· 5.9 million Points of Interest, assuring that users can find whatever they are searching for
· 2.6 million Address Points, enhancing routing & geocoding accuracy.
The milestone is key to the company’s mission to shape the future of mobility in a world that increasingly relies on digital maps as an accurate representation of reality, the company said in the release.
On average, TomTom’s map is updated more than 570 times a second. The changes are a mixture of geometry and road features and may include new POIs, altered road junctions or new addresses.
Over the past years, TomTom has optimized professional mapmaking techniques with the use of community input from hundreds of millions of map users worldwide, GPS probe data from 550 million connected devices, local map technicians and mobile mapping vehicles.
TomTom’s transactional map production platform, with continuous integration, uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to ensure short cycle times between detecting changes in the real world and updating the map – with guaranteed quality levels. This level of scalability allows TomTom to deal with any level of detail in both its navigation map and high definition (HD) map for autonomous vehicles.