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Microsoft, TomTom Partner With Israeli Navigation Startup Moovit

Microsoft, TomTom Partner With Israeli Navigation Startup Moovit

Microsoft, Dutch navigation app developer TomTom, and public transportation trip-planning app Moovit unveiled a joint trip planning app based on Microsoft’s Azure Maps technology

Amarelle Wenkert  :  2019-02-12T13:40:54..
Microsoft and Dutch traffic and navigation app developer TomTom N.V. have partnered with Israeli public transit app developer Moovit App Global Ltd. to offer a comprehensive trip planner, the companies announced Tuesday.

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The collaborative app, based on Microsoft’s Azure Maps technology, is designed to identify and present all of the driving, parking, and public transportation options available for a specific trip. The app displays trip options that include real time driving directions and public transport data, car, scooter, and bike-sharing information, parking lots, and on-foot travel.

Moovit co-founders Roy Bick, Yaron Evron and Nir Erez (left). Photo: Amit Sha Moovit co-founders Roy Bick, Yaron Evron and Nir Erez (left). Photo: Amit Sha'al Moovit co-founders Roy Bick, Yaron Evron and Nir Erez (left). Photo: Amit Sha

Chris Pendleton, head of Azure Maps, together with Moovit co-founder and CEO Nir Erez and TomTom managing director Anders Truelsen, unveiled the new app during a keynote presentation at the MOVE 2019 mobility conference in London.

Moovit first announced it will integrate its public transit information to Microsoft’s Azure Maps in November 2018.  

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Founded in 2012 and based in central Israel, Moovit develops a free public transportation app used by over 300 million people in more than 2,700 cities in 86 countries, the company stated. Moovit has raised approximately $132 million to date, according to Pitchbook data. Investors in the company include actor Ashton Kutcher and BMW iVentures.

In January, Moovit launched a real-time vehicle location tracking system, TimePro, which provides transportation companies with location information for all their running vehicles.

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