TomTom has launched a new API that will allow for the third-party integration of software to its management solutions. The new API LINK.connect provides developers access to the in-vehicle TomTom LINK device, allowing developers to create new applications for use in and around the vehicle. This is enabled by granting access to the Bluetooth channel on TomTom’s in-vehicle LINK device.

“Our fleet management solutions already integrate seamlessly with hundreds of office systems but now we intend to expand our integration possibilities in the field,” said Thomas Schmidt, TomTom Business Solutions’managing director.

Among the possibilities are tire pressure sensors and temperature control units and comprehensive information from vehicles.

“Companies can integrate devices for electronic signature capture and barcode scanning to provide immediate proof of delivery to head office, for example, or mobile printers for the production of customer invoices and receipts,” said Schmidt. “TomTom is focused on creating proven in-vehicle and mobile solutions designed to reflect the ever-evolving requirements of the market.”

LINK.connect permits data exchange with the in-vehicle tracking device, while WEBFLEET.connect allows data to be transferred to office applications.