Uber is adding a new one to its collaborations with big companies. Tomtom, world’s leading Dutch navigation company, has signed a multi-year and international agreement that includes more than 300 cities all around the world. TomTom is going to be a map and traffic data provider of Uber. Previously, Uber made 3 million dollars offer to Nokia for traffic and map data but the companies couldn’t compromise. By the way, the value of this new offer is still a mystery.
“We are excited to provide Uber with our best-in-class location data.” said Charles Cautle, Managing Director of Maps & Licencing at TomTom.
According to TechCrunch, TomTom won’t replace any source that Uber currently uses. Spokesman of Uber stated that they are using several sources and they will continue to use them. The new maps are available only for the drivers and passengers won’t see them.
“Their mapping and traffic data will help ensure we continue to provide a great experience for drivers everywhere.” said Matt Wyndowe, Head of Product Partnerships at Uber.
Uber that became a world leader transportation company at short notice, is making its mark with new attempts such as signing an agreement with Hilton, one of the biggest hotel chains of the world, taking a step to produce a driverless car and in recent months, Uber became the most valuable startup in the world.