Solution to improve taxi dispatch, monitoring and location alerts
NEW YORK–CMT Group, comprised of Creative Mobile Technologies, LLC (CMT) and its affiliates, today announces that it has partnered with TomTom, a global leader in navigation and mapping products, to deploy TomTom BRIDGE in taxi fleets across North America to improve dispatch, monitoring and customer pick up alerts. TomTom BRIDGE is a rugged navigation device built for vehicle fleets that seamlessly connects business applications with TomTom maps, traffic, and navigation software.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with TomTom”
By combining CMT Group’s mobile driver apps and taxi metering functionality with the TomTom BRIDGE platform, CMT Group can send destinations directly to the navigation device, display other taxi cab locations on the map, and alert drivers to customer pick up locations. TomTom BRIDGE is also integrated with mobile payment equipment in the taxis, so customers will see real time map and meter data on a large screen.
“We are excited to be working with the CMT Group, the world’s largest taxi technology solution provider,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom, Inc. “TomTom BRIDGE is an ideal solution for taxis and will deliver an easy and flexible solution to help CMT’s taxi fleets work more efficiently, saving time and money.”
Built for life on the road, the TomTom Bridge device has a solid industrial design, 7-inch screen, fully customizable Android interface and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The device comes with lifetime TomTom Maps and TomTom Traffic. It includes innovative hardware features such as Near-Field Communication*, an integrated camera*, Wi-Fi (WLAN Connectivity), Bluetooth, a loud speaker for vehicle use, and a custom charging cradle that can be mounted in a wide variety of vehicle configurations.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with TomTom,” said Kevin French, Managing Director at CMT. “The TomTom BRIDGE provides our customers with another tool that empowers their drivers. As the industry rapidly introduces new technology, the requirement to have accurate and reliable ETAs for passengers is critical. The best-in-class on-board mapping and navigation combined with a rugged, purpose-built device allows drivers to make time sensitive driving decisions to ensure the ultimate passenger experience.”
TomTom Bridge will be available to customers of the CMT Group immediately across North America.
*NFC and Camera are available on the BRIDGE Premium Device
At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can benefit from it.
We created easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be.
Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone.
We have four customer facing business units: Consumer, Telematics, Automotive and Licensing.
We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. We enable businesses with vehicles to more easily manage and improve fleet efficiency whilst increasing overall business performance with our Telematics solutions. We also offer a world leading real-time map platform that is powering innovative location based services and helping to make automated driving a reality for the automotive industry.
Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 4,400 employees worldwide and sell our products in 48 countries.
Creative Mobile Technologies, together with its domestic and international affiliates (CMT Group), is the world’s largest taxi technology solution provider. Following the recent consolidation of its operations with those of dispatch giant Mobile Knowledge, CMT Group provides the taxi and for-hire industries with the most comprehensive solutions in the areas of payment processing, dispatch, media and advertising, electronic trip sheets, back-office fleet management and GPS solutions, amongst others. The CMT Group has additionally developed state-of-the-art driver and passenger apps for the iOS/Android platforms that are integrated with vehicles in both domestic and international markets. It has deployed such developments to support a leading national application through its exclusive partnership with New York-based Arro™, recently declared by the Wall Street Journal as the fastest e-hail solution available in New York City. Today, the CMT Group serves transportation verticals in over 170 cities worldwide and continues to grow through a “for the industry, by the industry” business model that has served to empower taxi and for-hire fleets and independent operators worldwide throughout its combined 35 year operating history. (www.cmtgroup.com)