TomTom on the alert in Netherlands

Cooperation with Dutch government involves Inrix and Be-Mobile in safety push
GIS/ Mapping & Location Based Systems / July 12, 2022
By Adam Hill
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Tom Tom users will get alerts on slow-moving traffic and incidents such as road works, road closures and restrictions

Geolocation tech specialist TomTom is collaborating with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to improve safety warnings to drivers in the Netherlands.

The three-year deal with the Dutch government and ANWB, Be-Mobile, Inrix, Hyundai and Kia sees TomTom data combined with information from the national road traffic database, Nationaal Dataportaal Wegverkeer (NDW).

The idea is that this will provide to TomTom users in-car alerts giving a more rounded, real-time picture of obstacles, slow-moving traffic and incidents such as road works, road closures and restrictions. 

“By now, 98% of motorists use digital information while driving,” said infrastructure and water management minister Mark Harbers.

"In addition, pilots and projects have shown that warning drivers en route has a positive effect on road safety," he added.

"I am keen to capitalise on these developments, not least because drivers of cars and lorries, for example, have indicated that they value these warnings and are increasingly relying on them.”

“Road safety has always been a priority for TomTom,” says Mike Schoofs, MD of TomTom Enterprise.

"This partnership will help make driving even safer."

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