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TomTom Adds Four New Languages to Voice Maps

TomTom (TOM2) has today announced the addition of four new languages to its Voice Maps product: Bulgarian, Colombian Spanish, Hebrew and Northern African Arabic.

TomTom Voice Maps enable its customers to develop a range of navigation and location based services featuring high quality turn-by-turn driving directions for PNDs, mobile applications, and in-dash systems to make driving safer.

The quality of Voice Maps speech guidance is significantly better than standard computer generated directions. When combined with text-to-speech technology and speech recognition, TomTom Voice Maps delivers a superior spoken navigation experience.

“The addition of Bulgarian, Colombian Spanish, Hebrew, and North African Arabic to our TomTom Voice Maps coverage means our customers can now create superior navigation solutions enabling more drivers to benefit from easy to understand voice navigation in their native language,” said Charles Cautley, Managing Director of TomTom Maps.

For more information, visit www.tomtom.com.

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Notes to Editors:

TomTom Voice Maps supports five different phonetic alphabets (LH+ Broad, IPA, StarRec Sampa, X-Sampa and Sampa UCL), ensuring compatibility with all the major speech technology suppliers and facilitates customers’ use of the product. TomTom’s team of native linguists produces and validates all phonetic transcriptions, ensuring we deliver the highest quality product on the market today.

TomTom Voice Maps are available in the following languages:

Arabic     Chilean Spanish     Hebrew     Polish     Thai
Argentinian Spanish     Colombian Spanish     Hungarian     Portuguese     Turkish
Australian English     Czech     Icelandic     Romanian     UK English
Bahasa Indonesia     Danish     Indian English     Russian     US English
Basque     Dutch     Italian     Slovak     Venezuelan Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese     Egyptian Arabic     Jordanian Arabic     South African Dutch     Vietnamese
Bulgarian     Finnish     Lebanese Arabic     South African English      
Canadian French     French     Mexican Spanish     Swedish      
Castilian Spanish     German     Northern African Arabic     Swedish Finland      
Catalan     Greek     Norwegian     Taiwanese      
               

About TomTom:

TomTom (TOM2) empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Best known for being a global leader in navigation and mapping products, TomTom also creates GPS Sport Watches, as well as state-of-the-art fleet management solutions and industry leading location based products.

Our business consists of four customer facing business units: Consumer, Automotive, Licensing and Telematics.

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have 3,600 employees worldwide and sell our products in over 35 countries. For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com.

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