Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) has deepened its relationship with TomTom in Europe. All Hyundai and Kia vehicles on the Old Continent will have real-time maps and traffic data powered by TomTom, joining Genesis in the process. To recall, Genesis was the first among HMG brands to own a TomTom straight from a European showroom when it launched last summer.
“We are excited that all Hyundai and Kia drivers in Europe will benefit from the comfort and safety provided by TomTom’s best-in-class geolocation technology,” said Haeyoung Kwon, Vice President and Head of Infotainment Development Group, HMG. “TomTom is a partner we trust to provide highly accurate map data that enhances our Highway Driving Assist technology, and real-time traffic information that helps us optimize navigation guidance and ETA.”
According to the release, millions of Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles will be equipped with this technology as standard over the next few years.
With TomTom’s advanced maps and real-time traffic technology, automakers can further drive automation by enabling advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to better anticipate the road ahead. TomTom claims that its ADAS Map provides higher quality road information, including slope, lane, curvature and speed limits, which should improve safety, comfort and efficiency in the process.
TomTom map data also provides accurate content for all types of speed limits across Europe, aiding compliance with the intelligent speed assistance (ISA) regulation, which takes effect in July 2022.
Back in June, a report emerged announcing that Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis would be developing more cars in Europe, moving forward. The new cars are beyond the N car, all of which are developed and tested on the Old Continent for the global market. To support the expansion, the size of the HMG test facility at the Nurburgring will be doubled in size.