TomTom is automating the map-making process for its navigation solutions. As a result, 10 percent of jobs are cut worldwide.
TomTom recently invested in automating the production of its maps. This led to a new platform that makes manual map-making redundant, which results in sharp job cuts.
500 jobs disappear
Automation has direct consequences for TomTom’s workforce. 500 jobs will disappear in 20 countries worldwide. The jobs account for roughly 10 percent of the total workforce. TomTom will further detail the reorganization in its Q2 2022 fiscal presentation.
New map-making platform
The new platform is said to deliver more recent and detailed maps with greater coverage. According to TomTom, the maps enhance products and provide access to new markets, including automotive.