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TomTom Wins Prestigious Software Award for Best-in-Class Automotive-Grade Navigation Software

Jan 8, 2018


CES, Las Vegas, 8 January 2018   In an industry first, TomTom (TOM2) today announced that it has topped the TIOBE Software Quality Award league tables in all three categories: large-, mid- and small-sized projects, by providing best-in-class Automotive-grade, reliable navigation software for its customers.

TIOBE, the software quality company, rewards the best software products with the quarterly TIOBE Software Quality Award selected from more than 3,000 software products of various multinationals. The selection is based on the TIOBE QUALITY INDICATOR (TQI).

TomTom’s NavKit, with a TQI score of 90.14%, and the first ever ‘A’ rating, is the winner of the most ambitious award for large-sized projects (more than 500k lines of code). NavKit is TomTom’s off-the-shelf, easy-to-integrate navigation engine which provides best-in-class routing and ETA calculations.

TomToms new map visualization software, codenamed ‘Michi’, with a score of 99.63%, and an ‘A’ rating, is the winner of the mid-sized project category (more than 100k lines of code), and TomTom’s NavKit SDK iOS Tutorial, with a score of 100%, and another ‘A’ rating, is the winner of the small-sized project (less than 100k lines of code).

Heiko Schilling, Head of Navigation, TomTom, said: “We strongly believe that a quality-led approach is critical to a superior customer experience and higher software development productivity. I am proud of the TomTom Development Team for winning this prestigious award which demonstrates our world-class software capabilities and I am happy for our customers, that they can continue to trust TomTom’s reliable, world-class quality navigation products for having safe journeys wherever they want to go.”

Paul Jansen, TIOBE, comments: “We are incredibly impressed with TomTom’s tremendous achievement – this is the very first time that a company has come top of the table in all three of our categories, and indicates truly A-grade quality software.”

The TQI measurement system is based on an enhancement of the ISO definition of software quality, called ISO 25010, and on the analysis of more than 927 million lines of industrial production code that are checked each day.

The TomTom booth can be found at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, North Hall, Booth #5226, where TomTom will be demonstrating its technologies for autonomous driving, as well as its core technologies in mapping, navigation and traffic.