TomTom ( TOM2), the specialist in geolocation technologies, today unveils TomTom IndiGO, the world’s first open digital cockpit software platform for automotive manufacturers. TomTom IndiGO brings users’ digital lives and access to car functions seamlessly and securely into the dashboard experience.
The platform expertly unifies all passenger and driver displays through a common user interface that provides access to air conditioning, audio system, extended vehicle systems settings and the latest apps and services. IndiGO is controlled by voice and touch, including steering wheel controls. IndiGO’s online connectivity, its deep integration with the vehicle system, its attention to the situation and the driver’s environment, allow a particularly safe and intuitive user experience that continues to improve over time.
“We have learned over the years that developing software for vehicles can be slow and expensive for automakers – TomTom IndiGO is the perfect answer to our customers’ needs. With IndiGO, we are providing automotive manufacturers with a powerful, flexible and cost-effective development environment to create cutting-edge digital experiences that will take a fraction of the time and cost usual, ”said Harold Goddijn, CEO of TomTom. “The innovative TomTom IndiGO is the way to go. It provides a platform for automakers to deploy modern software development principles such as rapid prototyping, rapid deployment and incremental improvements, ”he continued. “With TomTom IndiGO, automakers and their software partners have a framework for effective collaboration, continuous integration and incremental improvement. With online connectivity and an open and ever-growing ecosystem of application developers and service providers, TomTom IndiGO will only get better over time.
Designed to delight drivers and passengers
TomTom IndiGO offers a comprehensive user experience, functioning as an extension of the digital life of the driver. The new digital cockpit platform automatically recognizes the driver’s profile from their phone, personalizes the driver’s menu with their preferences, apps, and synchronizes the driver’s calendar to effortlessly guide them to their next appointment.
IndiGO covers all on-board infotainment screens (IVIs) and offers an unlimited application store of specialist partners that will delight users. Thanks to IndiGO’s awareness and consideration of external factors, drivers and passengers will be able to message their friends, enjoy a wide range of entertainment, and use cutting-edge productivity apps to complete their journey. work in safe conditions.
With TomTom IndiGO, it’s easy for drivers to extend their connected experience with their vehicle remotely. The software platform allows accompanying customer applications to easily connect and prepare for their next trip, for example by presetting the heating in cold weather or checking the vehicle’s charge status.
The platform integrates with the new TomTom Automotive navigation and the electric vehicle (EV) technological suite. Drivers will appreciate cloud-native hybrid navigation that can take advantage of ultra-fast and up-to-date routing, search and update maps, as well as details range and routing information for electric vehicles.
The safety and comfort of drivers and passengers has been at the heart of the development of TomTom IndiGO. Unlike other digital cockpit platforms, IndiGO integrates with on-board systems, including vehicle sensors, allowing it to display reliable practical information related to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS ), calculate more precise autonomy estimates and precondition EV batteries for faster charging.
TomTom IndiGO heralds a new era of software and IVI development
TomTom IndiGO is a foundation for automakers to create immersive brand experiences that will continue to surprise and delight drivers, with less risk, cost and time to market than alternatives. IndiGO provides a framework for the automaker’s software engineers, user experience and brand teams, and software development partners to work together seamlessly.
IndiGO is delivered to automakers ready for deployment with a fully functional user experience. By providing access to IndiGO source code, TomTom gives automotive customers complete freedom to modify and extend the modular software platform.
The flexible platform, designed for different displays and hardware configurations, comes with a powerful set of development and customization tools, making it easy for automakers and industry suppliers to create custom user interfaces and not bothersome.
Long before a car goes into production, software will run on standard hardware with simulated hardware interfaces, allowing the end product to be tested and adjusted before shipping. Thanks to these pre-integrated and user-tested modules and modern collaborative workflow principles, TomTom is able to drive efficient and predictable software development, targeting up to 80% reduction in development costs for car manufacturers.
IndiGO runs on the popular Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS), which allows automakers to easily develop and integrate new applications and services or extensions for the platform. Through online connectivity, the platform’s software, applications, services and plug-ins can be updated and extended wirelessly. In other words, automakers will be able to incorporate new innovations continuously throughout the vehicle’s lifecycle and generate new revenue streams.
TomTom IndiGO is delivered through a flexible and scalable SDK and easy to use APIs, making it easy to adapt to different screens. The highly adaptable platform can work on multiple brands, car lines – entry, volume or premium – and vehicle types, anywhere in the world.
Supported by a growing community of global and local partners and application developers
TomTom IndiGO goes far beyond the restrictions of other digital cockpit software development platforms. It provides an open and secure space for everyone – automakers, systems integrators, software development companies and content providers – to share existing applications and build new ones that could change their business model.
TomTom’s open partner ecosystem creates opportunities for suppliers to generate new sources of revenue. TomTom makes it easy for developers to get started with IndiGO, helping them with a useful SDK that includes powerful APIs, supported documentation, and sample code.