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Outsmart traffic with TomTom LIVE Services featuring HD Traffic™

Oct 15 2010

Outsmart traffic with TomTom LIVE Services featuring HD Traffic™

~ New dynamic route guidance arrives in New Zealand – instant road information when you need it ~

Auckland, 15 October 2010 – TomTom, the world’s leading navigation solutions provider, today announced the introduction of TomTom LIVE Services in New Zealand. TomTom LIVE Services is available on the new TomTom GO LIVE GPS range and delivers dynamic navigation and route guidance that continuously adapts to changing road conditions, always giving drivers the fastest route to a destination.

TomTom LIVE services enables drivers to constantly keep in touch with what is happening on the road and stay informed about conditions ahead. A cornerstone of LIVE Services, TomTom’s HD TrafficTM enables drivers to outsmart traffic with the most accurate and detailed live traffic information available. HD TrafficTM constantly adapts to changing road conditions, ensuring drivers are always on the fastest route.

“The introduction of TomTom LIVE Services to New Zealand marks a fundamental breakthrough in the quality and functionality of GPS devices, giving New Zealand drivers real-time information about road conditions,” said Chris Kearney, Vice President Marketing, TomTom Asia Pacific. “With TomTom LIVE Services, TomTom provides drivers with the best routing information available, and also helps them to make intelligent decisions that save time and money, putting the driver back in control.” Kearney added, “We are very excited to bring TomTom LIVE Services and HD Traffic™ to New Zealand, the first country in the in the Asia Pacific to start utilising our world-leading technology. We believe that through innovations such as HD Traffic™, we can reduce driving time, driver stress and overall road congestion.”

TomTom LIVE Services

The TomTom GO LIVE range has built-in connectivity and includes the following services:

    • TomTom HD Traffic™ gives drivers the fastest way around traffic with instantly updated traffic information across New Zealand. TomTom HD TrafficTM is recognised as the world’s most accurate and detailed traffic service. HD TrafficTM combines incident and flow data from multiple sources to deliver the most comprehensive picture of traffic anywhere. Traffic is updated every 2 minutes meaning drivers always have the latest information on their TomTom GO LIVE GPS. Built on data provided by AA traffic, HD TrafficTM covers all of New Zealand.
    • TomTom Safety Camera service includes real-time safety camera reporting and sharing, meaning users can keep each other informed about mobile safety cameras.
    • TomTom QuickGPSfix™ service speeds up the time it takes to fix your GPS position, helping you to set off within 30 seconds - even when the GPS signal is weak or partially blocked.
    • TomTom Weather service gives you local daily and five-day forecasts on your TomTom device, helping you make plans based on the weather.

Availability

The new TomTom GO LIVE range is the first in New Zealand to deliver TomTom LIVE services. The TomTom GO LIVE 1000 and TomTom GO LIVE 1050 World are available from late October 2010 and includes a BONUS One Year, LIVE Services subscription, providing unlimited access to all TomTom LIVE Services in the first year of ownership.

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