New TomTom APIs Designed to Combat EV Range Anxiety

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TomTom, a provider of location technology solutions, has launched two new application programming interfaces (APIs) for developers to help build applications for electric mobility.

The new Long Distance EV Routing API allows users to route from A to B beyond one charge. The routing algorithm, specifically designed to optimize travel time, calculates the route, including stops to charge, displaying an estimated arrival time that also considers charging time.

Next, the EV Charging Stations Availability API provides information about the availability of charging stations per plug type, making sure the driver knows before arrival whether a charging point is available for use or not.

“The future of mobility is connected, shared, automated and definitely electric,” says Anders Truelsen, managing director of TomTom Enterprise. “This electric revolution poses new challenges like range anxiety which require a new generation of location technology. TomTom offers developers the perfect toolkit to create innovative and useful location-based services for electric vehicle drivers that will help lift the practical and psychological barriers to wide-scale EV adoption, helping to work towards a world free of emissions.”

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