TomTom and STMicroelectronics offer geolocation-based tools and services

STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

Monday, 10 September, 2018

Semiconductor company STMicroelectronics and TomTom, the independent location technology specialist, have announced a package of development tools in the STM32 Open Development Environment that connect directly to TomTom Maps APIs (application programming interfaces) for location, tracking and mapping data services, accelerating product development and reducing time to market and development costs for developers.

The development package consists of an STM32 Discovery host board for 2G/3G cellular-to-cloud connectivity, a GNSS expansion board based on ST’s Teseo satellite navigation technology and a software function pack that connects your Internet of Things (IoT) node via a cellular network to a range of TomTom Maps APIs. With this hardware and software package and a TomTom developer account, developers can quickly add location-based services to their IoT and smart city applications. Among these services are the translation of GPS coordinates into a street address inside a map (reverse geocoding), retrieval of nearby point of interests and the production of accurate navigation directions.

“Supporting our efforts to facilitate location-based product development, our collaboration with TomTom has built on each company’s strengths to assemble a tailored package of hardware and software tools that is already fully integrated with TomTom cloud services, around the popular STM32 development ecosystem,” said Alessandro Cremonesi, Group Vice President, STMicroelectronics. “These tools enable native STM32-based location services to accelerate application development of Geo-IoT solutions for fleet management, item tracking and many other services that depend on fast, accurate location detection.”

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