Uber Strikes Digital Maps Deal With TomTom

Car-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. has struck a deal with Dutch navigation company TomTom NV to use digital maps and traffic data for its smartphone application. TomTom will provide users of the Uber driver app with digital maps and traffic data in more than 300 cities around the world, the Dutch company said Thursday. Financial details of the deal weren’t disclosed.  Uber said the deal with TomTom won’t replace traffic information it currently relies on and that it will continue to use a variety of different sources for its Uber driver app, including Alphabet Inc.’s Google mapping technology. “We have Google, Apple and now TomTom”, a spokesman said.