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TomTom Navigation Engine NavKit for Automotive Market

TomTom launched Wednesday its new navigation engine, NavKit. It will power all future TomTom navigation products and will be available for licensing to automotive and enterprise customers.

According to the company, the NavKit navigation engine offers new levels of flexibility. The configurable component architecture has been designed to enable rapid integration.

NavKit has programming interfaces for adding a customized user interface, porting to any operating system and integrating navigation services.

As a result, the development of a connected navigation system on any device platform becomes far quicker and simpler, suggests the company.

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The new NavKit engine incorporates all the navigation logic of an on-board turn-by-turn navigation application. Every element has been enhanced to deliver an improved user experience including route planning, free text search, 2D map browsing and 3D guidance view, map-matched positioning and real-time guidance.

“The automotive industry’s next challenge is to create a seamless connected car experience” says Harold Goddijn, CEO at TomTom. “To help our customers achieve this, we created NavKit, a flexible, future-proof navigation platform. NavKit makes the creation of connected navigation solutions easier and faster than ever before.”

The first commercial product powered by NavKit is the TomTom GO.

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