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Fastest way around traffic with TomTom HD Traffic

Aug 03 2011

Fastest way around traffic with TomTom HD Traffic

~ TomTom launches LIVE Services in Australia with highest quality traffic updating every 2 minutes across Australia ~

Sydney, 3 August 2011 – TomTom, the world’s leading navigation solutions provider, today announced the introduction of TomTom HD Traffic in Australia. TomTom HD Traffic is available on the new TomTom GO LIVE GPS range. TomTom HD Traffic delivers dynamic navigation and route guidance that continuously adapts to changing road conditions, always giving drivers the fastest route to a destination.

TomTom HD Traffic is recognised as the world’s most accurate and detailed traffic service. HD Traffic combines live incidents and the real-time flow of traffic from multiple sources to deliver the most comprehensive view of traffic anywhere. Traffic information is updated every 2 minutesmeaning drivers always have the latest information on their TomTom GO LIVE GPS. HD Traffic offers Australia-wide coverage in both metro and regional areas including highway, main and secondary roads.

“The introduction of TomTom HD Traffic to Australia marks a fundamental breakthrough in the quality and functionality of GPS devices, giving Australian drivers real-time information about road conditions,” said Chris Kearney, Vice-President, TomTom Asia Pacific. “With HD Traffic, TomTom provides drivers with the best routing information and most accurate and detailed live traffic information available. This helps motorists make intelligent decisions that save time and money and puts the driver back in control.”

Kearney added, “At TomTom we believe that through innovations such as HD Traffic we can reduce driving time, driver stress and overall road congestion. “To help everyone benefit from this fantastic technology, HD Traffic is now also available through TomTom’s free online route planner. With this service, users can see changing conditions with HD Traffic for themselves and plan their journey accordingly."

TOMTOM LIVE Services

TomTom HD Traffic is part of a new suite of LIVE Services, providing users of the TomTom’s GO LIVE range with road information on-demand.

TomTom LIVE Services include:

    • TomTom HD Traffic gives drivers the fastest way around traffic with updates every 2 minutes, Australia-wide.
    • TomTom Safety Cameras includes real-time safety camera reporting and sharing, meaning users can keep each other informed about mobile safety cameras.
    • Local Search with Google provides local listings for businesses and points of interest direct to your TomTom device from leading search engine Google; making it easier to navigate or find your destination.
    • 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.

HD Traffic on the TomTom Route Planner

www.routes.tomtom.com

With TomTom’s free online route planner for Australians now featuring TomTom HD Traffic, users can plan a journey, factoring in historic and real-time traffic conditions.

The TomTom Route Planner also incorporates TomTom IQ Routes, which plans routes based on the real average speed travelled on roads, allowing for reliable arrival times.

Availability

TomTom LIVE Services featuring HD Traffic are now available on the TomTom GO LIVE range and the TomTom App for iPhone.

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