TomTom launches connected PND in the US

TomTom launches connected PND in the US

Launched in Europe in the second half of 2008, the GO 740 Live for the US features real-time traffic information, TomTom Fuel Price Service, Local Search powered by Google, TomTom Weather, QuickGPSfixTM and TomTom Buddies – in the US.

The TomTom GO 740 LIVE device comes pre-programmed with a new and extended version of TomTom's IQ RoutesTM technology, which calculates routes based on historical travel time information for every road, every day of the week and now even the time of day. The feature is powered by millions of global TomTom customers within the company's installed base who anonymously report historic traffic flow data as they drive.

Over the past two years, more than 1.8 trillion miles of roads have been recorded by the TomTom community and implemented into this unique technology.

The GO 740 LIVE automatically and wirelessly receives real-time traffic speed and incident reports every two to five minutes, enabling a user to recalculate his ETA or to choose a faster, alternative route suggested by the device based on its knowledge of traffic conditions.

The combination of TomTom's IQ Routes Technology and real-time traffic feeds enables the TomTom GO 740 LIVE to provide drivers with the fastest routing and most accurate travel times without the need for Bluetooth connectivity or wires.

The TomTom GO 740 LIVE also comes with a range of other relevant services delivered directly over-the-air. Available only in the US, all LIVE Services work out-of-the-box via a built-in SIM card and GPRS modem:

  • Local Search powered by Google – enables drivers to accounts countless POIs
  • TomTom Fuel Price Service – refreshed up to six times a day, enables users to locate their nearest source of the required type of fuel at the lowest price
  • TomTom Weather – provides five-day weather reports in the local area or for a selected destination
  • TomTom QuickGPSfixTM -automatically locates and updates satellite locations on the user's device
  • TomTom Buddies – allows drivers to link their TomTom devices to those of their friends so they can locate each other on the map, share and exchange location information and text messages

The TomTom GO 740 LIVE also features expanded voice recognition, with more than 130 different voice commands,and TomTom Map ShareTM, TomTom's community-based map update technology that feeds off the input of 25 million users.

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