TomTom expands Asia Pacific coverage; targets enterprise, government

TomTom is reaching out to enterprise and government users in its rollout of Asia Pacific coverage, including a huge boost for mapping in China.

Satellite navigation giant TomTom has announced the availability of its latest mapping products for the Asia Pacific region, targeting enterprise and government customers.

TomTom said it now offers maps across 51 countries and territories in the region, with navigable coverage for more than 15 countries and 8 million kilometers of road.

It sparks a major focus for the company in China, Taiwan, Thailand and Singapore in particular. China has increased focus with a burgeoning customer base, with support for 3D landmarks and junction views for those particularly tricky Shanghai intersections.

The upgrade also includes street network mapping of more than 100 cities in India.

It comes only a week after Apple surreptitiously 'announced' its partnership with the company following the revealing of iOS 6, the latest mobile operating system from the Cupertino-based giant.

TomTom will power the driving directions in the Apple-built "Maps" application for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2 and above.

Image credit: Apple/ZDNet.