Turkey: TomTom has launched its real-time traffic service in Turkey. The service helps drivers, businesses and governments make smarter decisions when tackling traffic congestion.
TomTom’s real-time traffic creates a clear picture of traffic conditions as they evolve, keeping drivers in control of their journeys, with accurate coverage area and improved frequency of updated real-time traffic information.
The latest TomTom Traffic Index ranks Istanbul second in the world for overall traffic congestion levels, with 62% of road networks in the city facing higher congestion levels during peak travel times. These congestion levels are unlikely to improve, as car sales are growing rapidly in the country. According to the Automotive Distributors' Association (ODD), passenger car sales in 2013 rose 19% from the previous year.
“As we expand our global footprint we continue to focus on creating easy-to-use solutions to ease the global traffic congestion problem,” said Ralf-Peter Schaefer, Head of Traffic at TomTom.
In a separate announcement, TomTom also said that it has added Algeria, Colombia, Israel and Yemen to its navigable map database, MultiNet, which now includes 118 countries, covering 42.8 million kilometres and 4.1 billion people worldwide.