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Leipzig, 2 February 2009: TomTom WORK, the B2B division of TomTom, gets awarded with the first place in the category 'telematic' at this year's 'Image Ranking 2009' of German leading telematic publication VerkehrsRundschau. Therewith TomTom WORK is the best brand in its competitive environment.
«We are very proud, that we received the 'Image Award 2009' in the category 'Telematic'», says Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director TomTom WORK. Together with Thomas Becher, Commercial Director TomTom WORK, Thomas Schmidt received the 'Image Award 2009' from Bernhard Meyer, CEO of R+V Public Insurances AG, who hold the laudation at the award ceremony the 29 January in Munich. «This award is showing us, that our clients really trust our solutions. Especially in an economical difficult environment it's important, to focus on an efficient and cost saving fleet strategy. With the connected navigation solution WEBFLEET we're offering our clients an easy to apply and efficient service for online fleet management, combining navigation, communication and services whilst complying with technological and economical requirements of companies with fleets of any size.»
Image Ranking 2009
Basis of this award is a representative market research accomplished by TNS Emnid, one of the leading institutes for market and social research. The study has been commissioned by weekly magazine VerkehrsRundschau in Germany. In September and October 2008 400 fleet decision maker from transport companies, the industry and retail have been consulted. Detected were high profile and image of the most important fleet suppliers as well as of suppliers of products and services for car and truck pools. The overall 99 providers in the test have been allocated to 9 categories and selected beforehand by the editorial office of VerkehrsRundschau.
WEBFLEET is a web-based application. Fleet managers have the opportunity to track vehicles around the clock and profit from extensive reporting tools. For example this includes reports on working times, speed profile and the number of journeys and stops of the individual drivers. The new WEBFLEET is the core component of the connected navigation solution from TomTom WORK. Connected navigation enables the swift allocation of work orders and information exchange between the office and its drivers, automated reporting and simple navigation. As new component TomTom WORK is also offering truck navigation. This solution features route information specifically designed for trucks, with relevant information like clearance heights and weight restrictions. The software has new routing algorithms, making it possible for truckers to avoid small town roads and narrow residential areas where possible. Typical truck speeds are taken into account, so truckers get realistic expected arrival times. They can simply enter their vehicle's parameters – measurements, axle weight and total weight – into the software and it will do the rest, maximizing their routes and helping them to avoid 'obstacles' that could delay their arrival.
About TomTom WORK
TomTom WORK, the B2B division of TomTom NV the world's leading provider of navigation solutions and digital maps, offers telematic solutions for professional navigation and fleet management to companies with vehicle fleets of every size. TomTom WORK focuses on connected navigation: navigation and communication combined with services. Included in the TomTom WORK offering is WEBFLEET, a market-leading online fleet management, order tracking and reporting service accessible 24 hours a day from any Internet-enabled PC.
TomTom WORK sells its solutions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Great Britain, the Benelux countries, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Denmark and the US.
Further information can be obtained from: http://www.tomtomwork.com