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TomTom and CARLS – Solutions for Interactive Police Cars and other Blue Light Vehicles

May 30, 2016

Amsterdam 30 May 2016    TomTom (TOM2), a global leader in navigation and mapping products, and elektronik-labor CARLS, a leading manufacturer of professional radio applications, today announce a cooperation to offer special radio applications for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) organizations based on TomTom’s BRIDGE solution. TomTom BRIDGE is a hardware platform that seamlessly connects business applications with TomTom technology.

Joachim Schulte, Managing Director of elektronik-labor CARLS, said: “Police forces are increasingly moving into connected service and digitalization with interactive police cars; also other blue light services try to combine connected services with their TETRA radio systems, CAN bus integrations and fleet management services. TomTom Bridge is an outstanding device that offers best-in-class-navigation with great possibilities to integrate it into various solutions. We will be demonstrating these solutions at the booth of Hella, and at our booth, at the GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition) in Leipzig next month.”

Sebastien Ruffino, VP Sales, B2B Products, TomTom, said: “We are convinced that the TomTom BRIDGE is the perfect hardware platform for the blue light sector, and today’s announcement with elektronik-labor CARLS is the ultimate proof of concept. We’re really excited about showing visitors to GPEC, the CARLS integration but, more widely, how the TomTom BRIDGE can help any type of blue light vehicle on the move to work more efficiently, be quicker, save time and money, and bring innovative services.”