TomTom Speed Camera

TomTom is giving developers a big gift at the CTIA wireless show in Orlando, Florida. The navigation company will begin providing access to its speed camera database, allowing devs to incorporate the location of speed traps into their own smartphone applications.

TomTom claims it has more than 50,000 speed cameras in its ever-expanding database, covering some 34 countries, including the U.S. The goal is to allow developers to tap into the fixed speed, red light, average speed and toll road cameras, enabling motorists to avoid the fuzz throughout the world. And with developers gaining access to the database, it's not hard to imagine major automakers incorporating the data into their own in-dash navigation systems.

TomTom will be rolling out the API in the coming months and you can get all the details in the press blast after the jump.
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TomTom Offers First Speed Cameras Product For Licensing Partners

CTIA WIRELESS 2011 -- ORLANDO, Fla.--TomTom, the world's leading provider of location and navigation products and services, today launches its Speed Cameras product. This new product will provide developers with access to TomTom's proprietary database of more than 50,000 warnings in 34 countries around the globe.

"The release of this new product demonstrates TomTom's commitment to enhancing the driver experience with innovative location content and services."
The Speed Cameras product is designed to enable warnings for drivers when they approach cameras that enforce traffic laws, helping them drive more safely and avoid fines. Speed Cameras also makes navigation content more relevant and useful even when the driver is travelling in familiar areas.

"With Speed Cameras, TomTom's licensing partners can add more valuable content to their applications and gain access to potential revenue streams from a new service," says Maarten van Gool, Managing Director of TomTom Licensing. "The release of this new product demonstrates TomTom's commitment to enhancing the driver experience with innovative location content and services."

The Speed Cameras product offers the most complete range of speed camera warnings, including fixed speed1, red light2, average speed3, toll road and restricted area cameras. Using input provided by TomTom's global community of navigation users, the product also provides warnings not readily available from most content providers, such as black spots4 and mobile camera hotspots indicating locations where mobile cameras are frequently found.

TomTom builds its Speed Cameras database from multiple sources, including extensive field work and verified enhancements from its user community. The database is updated continuously to reflect changes in the real world and represents the widest coverage of the freshest data. TomTom will deliver the Speed Cameras product to its industry partners twice per week, making it the most competitive product in the market and helping to ensure our partners deliver the freshest content to the end users of their applications.