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For companies like TomTom, it's a tough road ahead. Personal navigation devices have lost their luster as people move on to in-car systems and savvy smartphones, but the company is being quite smart about its future. Instead of banking on PND sales, TomTom has just landed a deal to provide the in-car navigation system for Fiat's automobiles. It technically extends an existing partnership between the two, but now -- for the first time -- TomTom navigation will be built-in as part of the Fiat Group's new Uconnect 5" Radio Nav infotainment system. The new infotainment system will initially be available... Read more...
Navigating from Point A to Point B can be tricky, especially these days when you never know if you're going to run into an Apple user wandering aimlessly using the broken Maps program in iOS 6. Fortunately for them, they have options, including the TomTom Navigation app. As luck would have it, the same app is now available to Android users for the first time via Google Play. That's right, TomTom learned to do the robot (see video below for proof). "TomTom has a history of making great navigation applications. Our existing iPhone app gets fantastic customer feedback and regularly wins awards," said... Read more...
TomTom introduced a new version (v1.11) of its Navigation app for iPhone and iPad. The latest version features the ability to navigate to addresses found on the Internet, search using foursquare, and the latest TomTom maps. The previous version (v1.10) of TomTom's iOS navigation app added Facebook Places, and this latest version now features foursquare, enabling users to search and navigate to foursquare places and check in upon arrival. Version 1.11 also brings a new certified Danger Zones service that stays within the new laws regarding camera alerts in France. In addition to the release of v1.11,... Read more...
For a relatively small fee, Marge Simpson and/or Mr. Burns will happily tell you where to make your next turn, or order you around the neighborhood depending on which character you choose. They're the newest voice downloads to land on the TomTom navigation app for iPhone, iPad, and personal navigation devices (PNDs), the company announced today. "We want to keep the offerings on the TomTom app fresh and exciting by introducing new voices at different times," said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. "We know that fans of the show are going to appreciate these new additions as it... Read more...
If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's this: there just aren't enough hours in the day. But if there's another, it's this: traffic bites. But as technology matures, it's slowly but surely becoming ever easier to dodge the traffic jams that annoy us so. TomTom had the first major third-party navigation app out on iOS, and today it remains a solid choice -- particularly for those looking for options that work in various countries. This week, the company issued a pretty major update -- version 1.8 -- which brings TomTom HD Traffic compatibility. With the update, iOS navigators will have the... Read more...
Traffic's a huge pain, is it not? Anyone who has to dodge traffic jams on a daily or weekly basis is undoubtedly tired of it, and so is TomTom. Thankfully, a GPS company wants to work with you on making your life easier. The company has just announced that TomTom HD Traffic Service is now available on every single TomTom LIVE GPS unit. That means that LIVE (a connected GPS unit) owners will receive valuable access to up-to-date traffic information as it happens, enabling their system to dodge upcoming jams and get them to their location more efficiently. Until now, TomTom HD Traffic was only available... Read more...
TomTom has managed to solicit all sorts of voices for their GPS boxes, but if you just haven't found one hilarious enough for you yet, this might just do the trick. Fresh out of Springfield, Homer Simpson becomes the latest character to have a voice on TomTom's GPS family, but only if you've got the iPhone app. TomTom's iPhone GPS app was the first major navigation app for iOS years ago, and now it's being updated with a bit of comedy. Developed in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products (FCP), The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division and Locutio Voice Technologies, the original... Read more...
Personal Navigation Devices are great for getting from point A to point B, but what about keeping you safe? It's a major concern, of course, and TomTom is working to make it even more of a priority. The company has this week revealed their Active Driver Feedback and WEBFLEET OptiDrive, two new features focused at further increasing TomTom’s safety and efficiency benefits for businesses. Active Driver Feedback promotes safe driving by providing drivers immediate feedback on their driving performance via their TomTom PRO navigation devices, while WEBFLEET OptiDrive gives business management... Read more...
TomTom's new line of VIA navigation devices is now available for purchase. This new line features a sleek new design, an enhanced software platform, and premium safety features such as Intuitive Voice Recognition and Bluetooth Hands-Free Calling. Among the VIA Series, you'll find the 4.3-inch VIA 1405 and 1435, as well as the 5-inch VIA 1505 and 1535. Models with Lifetime Maps and/or Lifetime Traffic are also available. TomTom Announces Availability of VIA Series in North America New Series Introduces Important Safety-Enhancing Features to Mid-Range Models CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom,... Read more...
In need of a new GPS? Everyone needs to get where they're going, and TomTom is out to help. The company has just introduced three new units today, all of which carry 5" panels and plenty of businesses who are considering rolling out a fleet of navigation devices. The TomTom PRO 7150, PRO 9150 and PRO 7150 TRUCK are all available today, and include the new WORKsmart functionality (which contains mileage registration, time registration, job status reports and more). Each of these also includes IQ Routes (for smarter routing to destinations), ECO routes (for better fuel savings), Advanced Lane Guidance,... Read more...
TomTom's GPS app was the first third-party navigation application to be revealed for the iPhone, and having that leg-up on everyone else has definitely helped the company out. Over time, lots of rivals have appeared, but the "original" has done a lot to keep itself current. The newest update, pushed out today to iTunes, takes the TomTom iPhone GPS app to version 1.6, and it brings a very, very useful new feature. The new feature is called Map Share. TomTom Map Share enables iPhone users to make changes instantly to their own maps and to benefit from free, map updates made by the TomTom community... Read more...
Going to grandmother's house this Thanksgiving? If she has recently relocated, you probably don't want to be stopping anywhere for directions on a day where everything's closed. If you're in the market for a new navigation device, TomTom has two new devices to choose from. The TomTom GO 2405 and GO 2505 GPS units are both debuting today, with both looking a lot like TomTom units of the past. Both of these have larger displays; the 2405 has a 4.3" display and the 2505 has a 5" display, both considered "glass touch screens." They also share Bluetooth, pinch-to-zoom functionality, voice recognition... Read more...
TomTom and HTC are teaming up to deliver better navigation and locations solutions for HTC's smartphones. Under the partnership, HTC's new mapping experience known as HTC Locations will use TomTom's maps. HTC Locations will initially be available on the HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z in Europe and Asia. It will come to other phones in the future. Although maps and location content will come preloaded, if you want turn-by-turn navigation, you'll have to purchase it through HTC Locations or through HTC Sync. TomTom and HTC Unite to Deliver Best of Class Location and Navigation Experience on the Phone... Read more...
Google Maps Navigation may have a leg-up on the other navigation services on the mobile platforms, but TomTom's not letting their guard down. The company was one of the first to showcase a full mobile navigation service for a mobile platform (iPhone OS, now iOS), and they have been constantly updating it ever since to make it more robust. There's plenty to love about it, and those who own an iPhone and a car dock could easily use the TomTom iPhone app in place of a dedicated navigation unit. And now, that choice is being made even simpler for users. TomTom v1.5 has now become available in Apple's... Read more...
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