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TomTom Expands Footprint In APAC

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New TomTom map products are available for the Asia Pacific region.

Highlights of the latest product release for the Asia Pacific region include:

  • The introduction of Voice Maps in Thai and Bahasa Indonesian; the first Voice Maps product supporting tonal languages where different tones distinguish different meanings of a word.
  • Visualization enhanced with additional 3D Landmarks for important buildings, 2D building footprints and Junction Views for complex intersections throughout the region.
  • The debut of lane and signpost information added in inner-city areas of central Bangkok.
  • The street network in over 100 cities in India and nearly 83,000 km in China upgraded to full attribution, supporting navigation applications.
  • Continuous coverage and content expansion and improvements in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam.
  • The addition of nearly 1 million Address Points throughout the region to support accurate geocoding and navigation.

TomTom maps cover 51 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, with navigable coverage for 15 countries across 8 million kilometres of roads.

[Image Courtesy: Thailand Tourism Department]

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