TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, announced that it will supply Mazda Motor Corporation with a connected in-dash multi media and navigation solution, developed in cooperation with SANYO.
The solution combines SANYO’s audio video infotainment features with TomTom’s in-car navigation technology, including TomTom LIVE Services. It will be offered by Mazda as an option on its new Mazda5 in Europe.
“I am extremely pleased that Mazda has selected us to supply them with the latest in location and connected navigation solutions. This announcement marks TomTom’s first integrated automotive infotainment solution with SANYO and shows our ability to deliver a complete connected infotainment solution, including audio, video, navigation and interactive services” says Giles Shrimpton, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive.
“At Mazda we are very excited about the new relationship founded with TomTom,” said Jorgen Olesen, Vice President, Logistics and Customer Service, Mazda Motor Europe. “This will enable Mazda owners to have the latest state-of-the-art navigation system fully integrated into our all-new Mazda5. TomTom was chosen as supplier due to their superior technology including map and dynamic route intelligence.”
This announcement coincides with the launch of TomTom’s Traffic Manifesto across Europe. The Manifesto outlines how TomTom and its partners are on a mission to reduce congestion for all. Mazda customers will benefit from a reduction in their journey times and will contribute to reducing congestion for other drivers by making better use of the existing road network.