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TomTom and GPSi Offer New Connected Mobility Solution for School Bus Operators

RENO, Nev. — TomTom (TOM2), a leader in navigation and mapping products, and GPSi, a top provider of cloud-based telematics solutions, have combined their technology to create a more comprehensive offering for school bus and motorcoach operators.

The two companies will introduce the TomTom BRIDGE with GPSi software at the STN EXPO (North American School Bus EXPO) today. The product will allow drivers to easily track hours of service, assign drivers, change routes, create geofences, view and manage driver history and schedule vehicle maintenance.

The TomTom BRIDGE is a rugged navigation device built for professional drivers that seamlessly links business applications with TomTom maps, traffic and navigation software. It provides a friendly, out-of–the-box solution to help meet the ELD (electronic logging device) mandate in the U.S. and Canada.

“Our collaboration with GPSi offers school bus and motorcoach operators a better journey,” said Sebastien Ruffino, Business Unit Manager, TomTom BRIDGE. “Together we will help increase safety and provide drivers with more efficiency and convenience.”

Due to a modernizing industry and a pending ELD mandate, it is increasingly difficult for fleet owners to find reliable solutions that simultaneously address ELD, DVIR (Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report) and IFTA (International Fuel Tax Agreement). TomTom and GPSi are filling that need for motorcoach and school bus operators by offering driver behavior reviews, route replay and other comprehensive features

“We listened to our customers and including the TomTom BRIDGE device allows us to present more comprehensive solutions for operators and owners alike,” said CEO of GPSi, Ben Porter. “Integrating the power of TomTom’s BRIDGE device with voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation and its flexible platform will help increase efficiency for every customer.” www.tomtom.com/bridge

About TomTom

Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have more than 4,700 employees worldwide. TomTom empowers movement. Every day millions of people around the world depend on TomTom to make smarter decisions. We design and develop innovative products that make it easy for people to keep moving towards their goals. Our map-based components include map content, online map-based services, real-time traffic and navigation software. Our main business products are custom in-dash navigation systems and a fleet management system, which is offered to fleet owners as an online service with integrated in-vehicle cellular devices. The business consists of four customer facing business units: Automotive, Licensing, Telematics and Consumer. www.tomtom.com

About GPSi

GPSi is a leading provider of cloud-based telematics solutions tracking more than 70,000 connected vehicles in over 50 countries. With our mature technology, we’ve combined over 25 years of experience into comprehensive fleet telematics solutions. gpsindustries.com

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