TomTom giving customer driving data to cops

Tony Naggs tony.naggs at
Thu Apr 28 02:51:36 BST 2011

Hi Peter, all

Check out Tom Tom's Live Traffic product description - apparently this uses
feedback from 80 million mobile phones and 1.6 million Tom-tom devices with
their own mobile phone subsystem. Average speed trends on segments of road
indicate whether the road is clear or congested.

Presumably the Dutch police were buying an additional service, that told
them the actual average speeds. It seems like a good idea for the police to
have detailed information so that they can issue warnings when a motorway is
snarled up, or a traffic to/from a sporting event is causing disruption.

The Register article says the police identified roads with chronic speeding
problems from the data, and targeted those roads with radar speed checks.
On 28 Apr 2011 01:50, "Peter Fairbrother" <zenadsl6186 at> wrote:
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