TomTom has expanded the reach of its Speed Cameras service to Brazil to help drivers in the country with up-to-date warnings of nearby fixed, red light cameras and speed enforcement zones.

Backed by OpenLR technology, the service can easily be integrated in their in-dash and mobile navigation systems by car manufacturers.

OpenLR is the open standard for procedures and formats for the encoding, transmission and decoding of local data irrespective of the map developed and launched by TomTom in 2009.

"The launch of this service adds to the real-time information available to Brazilian drivers."

The company will be able to locate more than 17,000 speed cameras across Brazil.

TomTom traffic VP Ralf-Peter Schaefer said: "Drivers in Brazil are now better equipped to make smarter decisions on every journey, keeping to the designated speed limit and avoiding costly fines.

"The launch of this service adds to the real-time information available to Brazilian drivers; TomTom recently launched its world-class traffic information in Brazil, helping drivers avoid frustrating traffic jams and reach their destination faster."

The service gathers information from governmental sources, news feeds, field surveys, and third-party sources in selected countries, along with community inputs from over 3.5 million drivers across the world.

Camera reports, confirmations and removals are processed automatically by the company’s Fusion Engine that runs 24/7.

TomTom’s service provides both fixed as well as mobile alerts to help drivers avoid speeding fines and stay safe.

The company has worked in Brazil with MapaRadar to improve its Speed Cameras Service, which will be delivered directly to devices as a hosted service, or via a server-to-server bulk feed.