TomTom Releases iPhone GPS Navigation App

Aug 20, 2009

New app proves useful for fleet drivers

TomTom has announced that its portable navigation application for the iPhone will be available for purchase in the iTunes App Store as of this week.

“With TomTom for iPhone, millions of iPhone users can now benefit from the same easy-to-use and intuitive interface, turn-by-turn spoken navigation and unique routing technology that our 30 million portable navigation device users rely on every day,” said Corinne Vigreux, managing director of TomTom.  The routing technology mentioned actually uses the driving experiences of other TomTom users to determine the fastest route from one place to another, rather than making assumptions about travel times based on distance and speed limits.

The TomTom application provides a portable solution to drivers who are already equipped with an iPhone without having to purchase additional GPS equipment.  Combined with the phone’s other business functions, it makes the iPhone an extremely useful device for fleet drivers and managers.

Other features of the TomTom app include:

  • Navigation software including fast route planning and clear voice instructions
  • Automatic re-routing if a turn is missed
  • Route demo or map of route when trip planning
  • Latest Tele Atlas maps of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
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