New Maserati models will be equipped with TomTom's map and navigation technology.
As well as gaining an electrified powertrain, the new Ghibli Hybrid was upgraded with a new version of the Maserati Intelligent Assistant infotainment system featuring a larger 10.1-inch touchscreen. The MC20 supercar, Ghibli Trofeo and Quattroporte Trofeo will also be equipped with this new advanced infotainment system.
Details about Maserati's new infotainment system have been scarce, but now TomTom has announced it will provide maps, navigation software, and connected services for Maserati's new infotainment system including IQ Maps, traffic, connected navigation services, destination prediction, and a premium user interface.
TomTom's new tech will be available for the Ghibli, Levante and Quattroporte in October, followed by the MC20 supercar in 2021.
"We are delighted that our premium navigation will now power Maserati's exclusive sports cars," said Antoine Saucier, Managing Director, TomTom Automotive. "Maserati drivers will benefit from seamless connectivity and automatic over-the-air map updates so they can get in and get going."
As part of the partnership, Maserati's infotainment system will also feature TomTom EV Services showing available charging points for Maserati's upcoming electrified Folgore range due to arrive in 2021. The models will also feature TomTom's dynamic range mapping that helps drivers visualize the car's range by displaying how far they can drive on their map.
If they are unable to make it to their destination, an on-screen warning will direct the driver towards a charging point or fuel station and provide a cost comparison of stations that are within range.
A new destination prediction feature enables the system to learn when to guide the driver to one of their favorite places.
"We want Maserati drivers to get in their car and focus on their driving experience," said Theo-Han Jansen, Head of e-Mobility and Connectivity at Maserati. "TomTom's new navigation with integrated voice control allows for a seamless and safe experience."
TomTom's integrated technology will be displayed across the center console and screens on a customizable TomTom user interface. By integrating the technology, Maserati's infotainment system can project moving lane and turn-by-turn guidance, speed camera, traffic and hazard warnings to the cluster screen, allowing the driver to focus on the road.