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Uber Partners With TomTom for Map, Traffic Data

The deal comes after Uber lost its bid to buy Nokia's mapping service.

The Verge

Uber will begin using mapping data from the navigation company TomTom, under a partnership announced Thursday. Under the multi-year deal, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing service will license TomTom’s maps and traffic data for use in its smartphone app. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Uber has made a concerted effort to expand its mapping capabilities in recent months. Earlier this year, the company offered $3 billion for Nokia’s mapping business, before it was eventually sold to a consortium of German car makers.

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