USA: TomTom has announced that it will offer 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 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 PNDs, including world-class maps, IQ Routes, voice control and Advanced Lane Guidance. The device also incorporates the familiar and renowned TomTom user interface.
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.
Charles Cautley, Managing Director Automotive at TomTom, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with Fiat Group. 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.”