Listen to this article
TomTom, the geolocation technology specialist, has unveiled TomTom IndiGO, an open digital cockpit software platform for carmakers. The platform unifies all passenger and driver displays through a common user interface that gives access to climate control, the audio system, extensive vehicle systems settings, and the latest apps and services.
IndiGO is operated through voice and touch – including steering wheel controls.
The platform recognises the driver’s profile automatically from their phone, personalising the driver menu with their preferences, apps, and syncing the driver’s calendar.
IndiGO runs on the Android Automotive Operating System (AAOS), which allows carmakers to develop and integrate new apps and services or extensions for the platform.
TomTom IndiGO’s launching partners are Access Company, Amazon Alexa, ART S.p.A., Bosch, Cerence, Cinemo, Digital Charging Solutions GmbH, Faurecia Aptoide Automotive, HARMAN, iHeartRadio, Intellias, Microsoft, and Rightware.
Harold Goddijn, CEO at TomTom, says: “We have learned over the years that software development for vehicles can be slow and expensive for carmakers – TomTom IndiGO is the perfect answer to our customers’ needs. With IndiGO, we give carmakers a powerful, flexible, and cost-effective development environment to create class-leading digital experiences that will take a fraction of the time and the usual cost.”
He adds: “The innovative TomTom IndiGO is the way forward. It provides a platform for carmakers to deploy modern software development principles like rapid prototyping, fast deployment and incremental improvements. With TomTom IndiGO, carmakers and their software partners have a framework for efficient collaboration, continuous integration and incremental improvement. Thanks to online connectivity, and an open and ever-growing ecosystem of app developers and service providers, TomTom IndiGO will only get better over time.”
Christian Mentz, Director, Alexa Automotive International, comments: “TomTom IndiGO makes it easy for automakers and Tier 1s to integrate the Amazon Alexa Auto SDK into their digital cockpit software platforms.”
TomTom is headquartered in Amsterdam with offices in 30 countries.