Smart Mobility and Traffic Management using the connected Car

报告人/Speaker: Ralf-Peter Schäfer

报告题目/Title: Smart Mobility and Traffic Management using the connected Car

时间/Date & Time: 16:00, March 13, 2017

地点/Location: 理科楼M844 3D可视化报告厅

3D Visualization Lab, M844, Scientific Research Building M


The presentation outlines the techniccal insights of TomTom’s traffic data analytics portfolio processing billions of probe based speed information day-to-day.

With the introduction of TomTom’s historical and real-time traffic technologies IQ Routes and TomTom Traffic in 2007 the portfolio has been implemented in 54 countries globally.

The backbone of the technology is community data from navigation devices; fleet management solutions as well as GPS based smartphone applications for road users. Today, the entire Community of TomTom Traffic consists of more than 500 Mio. GPS enabled devices as a basis for data analytics in Mobility, Planning, Geo-Marketing and Transport Management.

The continuously increasing community of connected navigation devices is also contributing for a better utilization of the road network when drivers follow dynamic route guidance. Precise traffic information used in navigation systems is a key asset to achieve better routing and up to date time of arrival information in congested areas around the globe.

In 2011 the TomTom vision was addressed in a white paper namely the TomTom Traffic Manifesto. (

As an analytical baseline to measure and benchmark the congestion level in cities TomTom publish the Traffic Congestion Index for over 400 global cities on regular basis. This gives people a fair benchmark to compare congestion level during normal business and peak hours as well as the worst and best rush hour period over a week. The last Traffic Index was published February 21st, 2017 for the congestion level in 2016


The presentation will also outline the smart mobility concept with its brand new mobility platform to stimulate traffic management and mobility services around the connected car and the connected user.

The TomTom City Portal (available under which connects citizen, experts and businesses addresses TomTom’s vision of a paradigm change in Traffic Management and Planning using the connected car. TomTom City is live with over 150 cities around the globe.

报告人简介/About the speaker:

Current position:

VP Traffic and Travel Information Product Unit & Fellow


TomTom Berlin

An den Treptowers 1

D-12435 Berlin



phone: +49 30 7565-43100

In January 2014 Ralf-Peter was nominated to lead the Product Unit Traffic and Travel Information where he holds global responsibility within TomTom for content and services around the journey as traffic, speedcam, parking,fuel prices, weather and other content&services.

From January 2012 til December 2013 Ralf-Peter Schäfer was leading the TomTom Traffic Product Unit. He is responsible for the global product development for traffic in the TomTom Group incl. engineering, product and program management as well as sales and marketing support.

He joined TomTom in August 2006 and started to work in a position of the Research Director of TomTom’s Mobility Solution Department and as the Head of the TomTom R&D Centre in Berlin. In 2010 he got awarded as a Fellow the highest technical ladder within TomTom.

His major scope from 2006 was the development ofthe TomTom traffic portfolio incl. algorithms and software for the real-time traffic information service HD Traffic and the historic speed profile product IQ Routes. With his team he also developed the dynamic location referencing technology OpenLR to allow cost efficient transmission and exchange of map location.