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TomTom wins deal to provide Volvo Cars with maps, data
June 8, 2016 / 6:30 AM / a year ago

TomTom wins deal to provide Volvo Cars with maps, data

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - TomTom, the Dutch navigation company, said on Wednesday it had won a contract to provide Volvo Cars with real-time maps and traffic data for its vehicles.

The Volvo logo is seen during the media preview of the 2016 New York International Auto Show in Manhattan, New York, March 24, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Terms were not disclosed, but the contract is a major win for TomTom, which competes with Google Maps and HERE, the former Nokia unit now owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler.

TomTom, once known mostly for dashboard-mounted GPS systems, has won a string of contracts for its mapping technology, which it believes will play an important role as car driving becomes increasingly automated.

Other TomTom customers include Volkswagen, Uber and Apple.

TomTom’s shares are down more than 30 percent so far this year, declining sharply during the January market sell-off and again in February after issuing a forecast for 5 percent sales growth in 2016 that fell short of market expectations.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Shri Navaratnam and Mark Potter

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