Moovit, the world’s #1 transit app, TomTom, the location technology company, and Microsoft’s Azure Maps today announced the world’s first comprehensive multi-modal trip planner for map users. This new solution makes use of Moovit’s Transit APIs with driving and parking information using TomTom’s APIs.
This solution can show options for driving a car from a suburb to a parking lot near a transit station, riding transit into the city and completing the journey on transit, on foot, via car-sharing or on a scooter or bike.
Thanks to Azure Maps integration, developers can now integrate this multi-modal trip planning to their IoT, mobility, smart city and logistics solutions. “Blending TomTom’s specific auto and parking lot data with Moovit’s multi-modal trip planning gives Azure Maps an unprecedented view of every facet of urban mobility,” said Chris Pendleton, Head of Azure Maps. “No one else has provided this comprehensive level of service in one solution.”
“Moovit’s mission is to simplify urban mobility all around the world and we have long provided the best way for consumers to get transit directions and other urban mobility options,” Erez said. “Last November we partnered with Microsoft to integrate our transit APIs to Azure to help developers build richer apps for billions of commuters. I couldn’t be more pleased that our relationship with Microsoft has evolved to the point where we’re adding more of our transit APIs, combined with TomTom’s Routing API and Traffic API, to create full multi-modal mapping capabilities for developers on Azure Maps with precise ETAs. This will lead to commuters having the best option to plan a trip combining legs on public transit, ride-sharing, bike or scooter, and other legs by car, including finding available parking lot spaces in real-time.”
On a related note, Microsoft yesterday announced several new improvements for its Azure Maps service, you can read about them here.