|[January 03, 2014]
All new TomTom GO range redefines navigation
BURLINGTON, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
TomTom (News - Alert) today has set a new standard of navigation with the launch of its
all new TomTom GO range in the United States and Canada. The completely
re-designed Portable Navigation Device (PND) reinvents how drivers use
navigation with its new map and traffic-centric interface.
All new TomTom GO range redefines navigation (Graphic: Business Wire)
The new TomTom GO series comes with TomTom Traffic. TomTom's world-class
traffic information pinpoints exactly where delays start and end,
helping drivers to get to their destinations faster on a daily basis.
Drivers can connect to TomTom Traffic via their Smartphone by simply
downloading the free TomTom MyDrive mobile app. Consumers can
access TomTom Traffic through their existing smartphone data plan*.
"With this completely redesigned PND, we are empowering drivers with an
essential daily driving tool that provides access to accurate, real-time
traffic information to aid their every day commute," says Jocelyn
Vigreux, Managing Director of TomTom Inc. "Drivers in the U.S. lose an
average of 8 working days per year due to traffic congestion.**
People typically know their commute route very well. What they don't
always know about is the extent of the traffic they'll encounter and how
to best avoid it. TomTom Traffic provides game-changing insight into
that unknown variable, and adds valuable time back to drivers each time
Features available within the NEW TomTom GO range include:
Lifetime TomTom Traffic
TomTom Traffic covers 99.9% of all roads and uses crowd-sourced data
from more than 150 million drivers in North America to deliver accurate
traffic information, with precision as close as 30 feet, every two
minutes. This enables drivers to benefit from TomTom's superior Traffic
information to get to their destination fastest.
Drivers can easily access the travel information they need via a
high-resolution touch screen. A brand new interactive map esponds and
scales to touch, which allows drivers to both pinch-and-zoom to find and
explore places on the map with their fingertips and tap on the map to
get an instant route to a destination.
Buildings and landmarks are brought to life in high quality 3D, so that
drivers can see clearly and confirm exactly where they are.
The new TomTom GO range will be showcased in their distributor, Wynit's
booth number 31412 in South Hall at CES (News - Alert) in Las Vegas.
More details, pricing and availability will be announced closer to the
launch date late Q1 2014.
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Notes to editors
Additional Features of the new TomTom GO:
TomTom Traffic: TomTom drivers will be the first to know the
fastest route available. The new TomTom GO device is ready to receive
TomTom Traffic by connecting to the driver's iPhone or Android (News - Alert)
smartphone* using the free TomTom MyDrive mobile app. It also comes with
these innovative features:
Jam Ahead Warning: The risk of accidents from sudden breaking
when drivers approach the back of a slow-moving traffic jam is well
recognized. TomTom uses its unrivalled ability to pinpoint the back of
the traffic jam and the speed of the traffic to provide an extra alert.
Road Closure Detection: The automatic detection of road
closures is now extended and includes major secondary roads as well as
highways. This improves the accuracy of routing and helps road users
save time and fuel from unexpected diversions.
Road Works Detection: accurately detects road work on highways,
enabling drivers to adapt their journeys to avoid delays or adjust
their trip times.
Lifetime Maps: Always drive with the latest map***. For the life
of the product, drivers can download four or more full updates of the
map onto the device, every year. Drivers receive all updates to the road
network, addresses and Points of Interest.
Speak & GO: Drivers can control the device with the sound of
Route Bar: Essential traffic and travel information at a glance.
The Route Bar shows precise traffic on the road ahead.
Quick Search: Drivers can find their destination faster with
intuitive search results. Quick Search starts finding destinations as
soon as the driver starts typing.
My Places: Drivers can see their favorite locations on the map
and personalize their map with My Places. This makes it easier to find
and navigate to favorite locations again and again.
* The Driver's smartphone must be compatible and must include a data
plan. Extra costs may apply if the data plan is exceeded.
** TomTom Traffic Index, November 6, 2013: http://www.tomtom.com/news/category.php?ID=4&NID=1498&Year=2013&Language=4
*** Up to four non-transferable map data updates per year for this
product until the product's useful life.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation and
location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information
and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile
devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products
including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as
well as GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and
sells its products in over 35 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
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