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TomTom car kit for iPod Touch now available

Jan 26 2010

TomTom car kit for iPod Touch now available

Auckland, 26 January 2010 – TomTom New Zealand today announced the release of the TomTom car kit for iPod Touch, available now through selected retailers.

The TomTom car kit for iPod Touch, in combination with the TomTom navigation app (v.1.2), activates a state-of-the-art in-car navigation solution previously only available to iPhone users. The TomTom navigation app has already inspired an avid fan base around the world, thanks to a host of advanced features including;

- TomTom IQ Routes™ – calculates the fastest route no matter the time of day.

- Spoken street names - helping motorists to keep their eyes on the road by enabling street names and places to be read aloud as part of the spoken instructions.
- “Help me! menu” providing direct access to emergency numbers and directions to the nearest emergency providers.
- Updated map and safety camera database
- Customisable audio warnings when approaching safety cameras or driving over the speed limit, increasing driver safety and saving money.
- iPod player control ensuring drivers can conveniently control their music from within the application.

“We are finding more and more users rely on GPS for their daily driving needs,” said Nick Saisanas, TomTom Marketing Communications Manager, Australia and New Zealand. “By offering a navigation solution for the iPod Touch, we are able to offer users the accessibility of the same easy-to-use and intuitive interface, as well as premium features such as spoken street names and TomTom’s unique IQ Routes technology.”

Pricing and Availability: The TomTom car kit for iPod Touch is available for $159 at all good retailers

Version 1.2 of the TomTom navigation app is available now from the iTunes App Store:

Version 1.2 is available for free to existing TomTom app customers
Version 1.2 is available for $119.99 to new TomTom app customers
The TomTom navigation app is available for download for $119.99

Requirements for use on the iPhone 3G or 3GS include phone installation of OS3.0 and installation of iTunes on the PC or Mac.

About TomTom IQ Routes™
TomTom IQ Routes applies the historical travel time experience of millions of drivers to calculate the best route possible. The technology is based on historical speed measurements for every time of day, one for every road segment, from large motorways to small local roads. In up to 35% of all cases, the use of IQ Routes results in driving a faster route, saving significant travel time as well as money and fuel.

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