2013-03-05 15:04:57 - HARMAN’s Touch&Go multimedia platform to be upgraded with TomTom’s real-time traffic information
The International Motor Show 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group, proudly presents its new and improved Touch&Go multimedia platform for all Toyota Europe vehicles today. In a partnership with navigation specialist TomTom, the system has been equipped with the award-winning HD Traffic service. The service will begin rollout in vehicles in early 2014.
In addition to TomTom’s new, real-time traffic information service, the Touch&Go system by HARMAN includes functions such as junction views and tunnel views, plus broad language support for users.
Compared to standard TMC traffic information, the HD Traffic technology can locate traffic delays and traffic jams far more precisely and also has much greater road coverage in Europe. This means Toyota drivers will
now be able to keep abreast of traffic disturbances more effectively and easily avoid them.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Toyota and TomTom to provide HD Traffic real-time traffic information to drivers across Europe,” says Dinesh Paliwal, HARMAN’s Chairman, President and CEO. “Thanks to HARMAN and TomTom pooling their expertise in navigation, we can deliver the best navigation experience possible to Toyota drivers.”
The new Touch&Go multimedia platform featuring TomTom’s HD Traffic will be available in the following countries from January 2014: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and Vatican City.
HARMAN at the Geneva Motor Show 2013
Visit HARMAN at this year’s Geneva Motor Show for more details and view the company’s full portfolio of infotainment and lifestyle audio systems. HARMAN is located in Hall 6, Booth 6240.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,900 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012. The company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.