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TomTom back with two new sat navs, affordable Go Basic and Go Camper for caravan and camping enthusiasts
TomTom back with two new sat navs, affordable Go Basic and Go Camper for caravan and camping enthusiasts By Rik Henderson

TomTom has announced two new sat navs for those without devices built into their cars already, or those who don't want to make do with their phones.The TomTom Go Basic is an entry-level sat nav in name and price but comes packed with features.It has built-in... Read more

Win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav worth £250
Win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav worth £250 By Pocket-lint Promotion

TomTom and Pocket-lint have teamed up to give one lucky reader the chance to win a TomTom Go 620 Sat Nav this Christmas. The new TomTom GO 620 sat nav boasts a six inch touchscreen and comes with WiFi, making it easy to keep the device up to date with... Read more

Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance
Gamification of driving: TomTom Curfer will deliver driving stats to improve your performance By Chris Hall

There's a connection on your car that's talked about on car forums and in service centres, but not a lot else. It's called the OBD, on-board diagnostics, and TomTom has just made a fun accessory for it.The TomTom Curfer connects to the car's OBD port... Read more

TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going
TomTom Vio is a satnav for scooters, to help you get where the funk you're going By Chris Hall

TomTom is launching a new satnav that's designed specifically for those commuting on scooters or motorbikes.A simpler alternative to TomTom's existing Rider line of bike navigation devices, the TomTom Vio opts for a funky round design, so it will match... Read more

TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls
TomTom Go adds Wi-Fi, smartphone notifications and Siri, Google, Cortana voice controls By Chris Hall

TomTom's latest Go satnav device adds a range of connectivity options to make it a more rounded companion for your car, not just a device to get you from A to B.The TomTom Go includes all the features you expect from the Go family - like Traffic, speed... Read more

You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive
You can now check the traffic before you leave on TomTom MyDrive By Rik Henderson

The TomTom MyDrive application for iPhone and Android will now inform you if there is traffic congestion on your commute home or to the office, before you've set off.MyDrive Traffic Checker is a new feature that has been added to the app for free. MyDrive... Read more

New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help
New TomTom Start satnavs go beyond phones, offer average speed camera help By Luke Edwards

Splashing out on a satnav these days needs to have justification, thanks to plenty of free mobile alternatives. That's why the new TomTom Start range of satnavs are offering more than ever before.The TomTom Start 42, 52 and 62 all come with free lifetime... Read more

TomTom wants to power autonomous vehicle navigation with RoadDNA
TomTom wants to power autonomous vehicle navigation with RoadDNA By Elyse Betters

TomTom - the mapping company - is interested in self-driving cars.The self-driving car movement is obviously here to stay. More and more high-profile companies, such as Google and maybe even Apple, are taking it seriously, and now that group of supporters... Read more

TomTom Trucker 5000 can be customised for specific vehicles, doesn’t come with free Yorkie bar
TomTom Trucker 5000 can be customised for specific vehicles, doesn’t come with free Yorkie bar By Rik Henderson

TomTom has announced a satnav designed for drivers of heavy goods vehicles who would also like to use it in their family car on days off.The TomTom Trucker 5000 is a 5-inch portable navigation system that is more compact than the existing Trucker 6000.It... Read more

TomTom announces four new GO satnavs offering MyDrive support
TomTom announces four new GO satnavs offering MyDrive support By Britta O'Boyle

TomTom has announced four new GO satnavs at its WhatNext event in Amsterdam, all of which will come with the new lifetime world maps and lifetime speed cameras services, as well as compatibility with the new TomTom MyDrive cloud service.Lifetime world... Read more

TomTom MyDrive bridges the gap between smartphones and cars
TomTom MyDrive bridges the gap between smartphones and cars By Chris Hall

TomTom MyDrive is a new system that's designed to connect together all your devices - laptop, smartphone, tablet - as well as your car. The aim is to make it easier to plan and set your destination, allowing you to do this before you step into the car,... Read more

TomTom Go Mobile is free premium satnav for Android, but there's a catch
TomTom Go Mobile is free premium satnav for Android, but there's a catch By Chris Hall

TomTom has announced a new free app for Android called TomTom Go Mobile.The new app replaces TomTom's previous satnav app and completely changes the fee structure, giving you free navigation, speed cameras and traffic for 50 miles a month, every month.That... Read more

TomTom unveils dedicated Speed Cameras app to help drivers keep speed under control, free for 3 months
TomTom unveils dedicated Speed Cameras app to help drivers keep speed under control, free for 3 months By Luke Edwards

TomTom has a new app aimed at helping drivers keep their speed under control by alerting them to speed cameras.The TomTom Speed Cameras app is purely for alerts so that drivers can avoid getting speeding tickets if they've accidentally slipped over the... Read more

TomTom Start redesign to take on smartphone satnavs by being more affordable
TomTom Start redesign to take on smartphone satnavs by being more affordable By Rik Henderson

TomTom is combating the rise in the use of smartphones and free or paid-for satnav apps by making a newly redesigned Start line-up more accessible to drivers. Adding features such as lifetime maps and smarter routing.The new TomTom Start line-up includes... Read more

TomTom Go 40, 50, 60 models give you lifetime traffic for less cash
TomTom Go 40, 50, 60 models give you lifetime traffic for less cash By Chris Hall

TomTom has announced a new tier of personal satnav devices: the TomTom Go 40, 50 and 60.The new TomTom satnav devices offer lifetime traffic, one of the highlights of TomTom's devices.To get access to the traffic you'll need to connect the new devices... Read more

New TomTom Go starts at £159, available online now
New TomTom Go starts at £159, available online now By Chris Hall

TomTom has confirmed the pricing for its latest TomTom Go satnav devices that were announced in April.The new TomTom Go comes in three sizes: 4.3, 5, and 6-inch displays, numbered as 400, 500 and 600 respectively and all offer the same functionality,... Read more

TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user
TomTom Commuter satnav concept: For the 'untapped' everyday user By Mike Lowe

TomTom has lifted the lid on a concept that it sees as the future satnav solution for the everyday commuter. Currently called the "Commuter concept" the device will be targeted at the - you guessed it - commuter who, despite already knowing their route... Read more

TomTom powering in-dash navigation for Fiat, debuts on Fiat 500L
TomTom powering in-dash navigation for Fiat, debuts on Fiat 500L By Chris Hall

TomTom has announced that it will be powering the next in-dash navigation solution for Fiat, with the quirky Fiat 500L being the first car to get the new navigation solution.Announced at the Geneva Motor Show, TomTom will be incorporated into the 5-inch... Read more

TomTom iOS app updated for iPhone 5
TomTom iOS app updated for iPhone 5 By Rik Henderson

TomTom has updated its iOS satnav application so that it better suits the screen of the iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch.Version 1.12 of TomTom Navigation for iPhone and iPad now works perfectly with iOS 6, is optimised for iPhone 5 so shows a... Read more

TomTom for Android now available
TomTom for Android now available By Stuart Miles

TomTom for Android is now available in the Google Play Store, on schedule and just like Pocket-lint said it would before the summer.The new app will come in two flavours: a US & Canada version and a Europe offering that promises to make sure you get from... Read more

TomTom for Android coming October
TomTom for Android coming October By Stuart Miles

TomTom has confirmed at IFA in Berlin, Germany, that it will be launching its TomTom for Android app in October.Pocket-lint broke the news that the company was working on an Android version of the app in June, with TomTom at the time saying it was due... Read more

TomTom's car kit is more about handsfree calling than navigation
TomTom's car kit is more about handsfree calling than navigation By Danny Brogan

Navigation specialists TomTom has taken a step away from its sat nav hardware devices to introduce a handsfree car solution that works with both iPhone and Android smartphones.Though the TomTom Hands-Free Car Kit can be used to display and play any sat... Read more

TomTom and CoPilot combat London 2012 traffic congestion with map updates
TomTom and CoPilot combat London 2012 traffic congestion with map updates By Danny Brogan

With London’s traffic likely to be thrown into chaos during the London 2012 Olympics, mapping specialists TomTom and CoPilot are updating their navigation providers to help users avoid congestion hot spots.TomTom has set aside a task force to continually... Read more

TomTom Map Share update: free daily map changes for all
TomTom Map Share update: free daily map changes for all By Danny Brogan

Previously available only on select TomTom devices, the navigation provider is now making Map Share available to all of its 60 million portable navigation devices. This means free daily map changes and tip-offs from other TomTom users. Drivers can update... Read more

TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future
TomTom: Maps will power the smart connected cars of the future By Chris Hall

Peter-Frans Pauwels, TomTom co-founder and CTO, has revealed to Pocket-lint some of his ideas about what lies in store for the mapping company and automotive industry in the future.The connected car is central to Pauwels's vision of the future, with deeply... Read more

Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made
Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made By Chris Hall

When someone says TomTom to you, you probably think about that little black box you stick to your windscreen. But TomTom isn't about hardware, no matter how successful and widespread the company's devices are.The "diamond in the crown is the content",... Read more

Wanted: Drivers to map paradise, TomTom to pick up the tab
Wanted: Drivers to map paradise, TomTom to pick up the tab By Chris Hall

TomTom has announced its Map Paradise Project, which aims to produce new maps for five tropical islands. The interesting part of this story is that it wants you to do the mapping.Before you get alarmed that this is some sort of community-sourced mapping... Read more

TomTom prepares for Euro 2012 and London Olympics
TomTom prepares for Euro 2012 and London Olympics By Danny Brogan

With the summer set for a bucketload of sporting action, TomTom has released its Summer map update that provides specific points of interest (POI) and information for cities and specific locations.TomTom is catering for those sports fans lucky enough... Read more

TomTom Start 60 sports mammoth 6-inch screen
TomTom Start 60 sports mammoth 6-inch screen By Rik Henderson

Fresh from announcing its tie-in with RIM to supply the BlackBerry manufacturer with proprietary technologies to use on its apps, TomTom has now launched its largest screen-sized satnav yet. The TomTom Start 60 is fronted with a 6-inch touchscreen -... Read more

TomTom Via 130 is a voice controlled sat nav
TomTom Via 130 is a voice controlled sat nav By Danny Brogan

TomTom has unveiled a new mapping device complete with Speak & Go function that enables more than 1,000 different voice commands.The TomTom Via 130 is a dedicated sat nav kit and with hands-free calling via Bluetooth, drivers can ensure a safer journey,... Read more

TomTom to cater for camper vans and caravans
TomTom to cater for camper vans and caravans By Danny Brogan

TomTom has unveiled a new sat nav device specifically for caravan and camper vans to help them avoid unwanted obstacles.Unless you own one you’ve probably never considered it, but a standard regular sa tnav could lead you into all sorts of trouble.A... Read more

TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers
TomTom Fair Pay Insurance to reward good drivers By Paul Lamkin

TomTom is to jump into the car insurance game. Not by offering policies, you understand, but by teaming up with broker Motaquote and providing the technology behind a new insurance product, which bases premiums on driving behaviour.So, rather than being... Read more

Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun
Marge Simpson and Mr Burns team up for TomTom Simpsons fun By Paul Lamkin

Homer isn't the only Simpson character available to guide you home now - Marge and Mr Burns voice packages are hitting TomTom too.A deal between Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division and Locutio Voice Technologies... Read more

What has Stephen Fry got in common with Spongebob Squarepants and Jeremy Clarkson? TomTom
What has Stephen Fry got in common with Spongebob Squarepants and Jeremy Clarkson? TomTom By Rik Henderson

QI host and self-confessed gadget geek Stephen Fry has become the latest celebrity to record directions for TomTom. Fans can now download his dulcet, wizened tones to use while driving, for the princely sum of £7.95.By becoming a TomTomite, Fry joins... Read more

Sesame Street comes to TomTom, with Bert and Ernie voices
Sesame Street comes to TomTom, with Bert and Ernie voices By Rik Henderson

Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are the latest custom voices TomTom has added to its in-car navigation systems. Developed in association with Sesame Workshop and Locutio Voice Technologies, the add-on is available for £7.95 as a downloadable... Read more

TomTom iPad finally hits with iPhone app 1.9 upgrade
TomTom iPad finally hits with iPhone app 1.9 upgrade By Rik Henderson

The TomTom App for iPhone 1.9 updated has now hit the App Store, bringing full, optimised support for iPad with it. As Pocket-lint detailed in a "pictures and hands-on" piece in September, the new upgrade is a free download for existing TomTom App customers... Read more

Top Gear TomTom Go Live goes, er, live
Top Gear TomTom Go Live goes, er, live By Rik Henderson

TomTom has released a special edition of its Go Live 820 satnav that ties in with the BBC's hugely successful Top Gear. The TomTom Go Live Top Gear Edition features a Stig mode, directions read by Jeremy Clarkson, and points of interest related to the... Read more

TomTom for iPad: satnav goes big screen
TomTom for iPad: satnav goes big screen By Stuart Miles

TomTom has announced that it’s launching an iPad version of its TomTom navigation software at this year’s IFA in Berlin, Germany.The app, which has been reworked to fit the larger screen of the Apple tablet, will offer the same functionality as the TomTom... Read more

TomTom appy to be social for new travel features
TomTom appy to be social for new travel features By Paul Lamkin

TomTom has seemingly forgotten that most people now carry smartphones, and has announced that it will be introducing apps for its satnavs.TomTom Live satnavs will give users access to Twitter, TripAdvisor, Expedia and Yelp - providing a similar set of... Read more

TomTom HD Traffic boosted by capital injection
TomTom HD Traffic boosted by capital injection By Paul Lamkin

TomTom has done a deal with Transport for London to get more detailed London traffic info into its HD Traffic service.TFL will provide TomTom with its traffic data - so TomTomers will have access to information such as where road works are taking place,... Read more

TomTom HD Traffic 5.0 puts an stop to dead-ends
TomTom HD Traffic 5.0 puts an stop to dead-ends By Paul Lamkin

Subscribers to TomTom's HD Traffic service needn't worry about turning up a closed road any longer as version 5.0 of the software has been announced, adding information on automatic road closures to pinpoint the exact section of the route that’s disrupted.TomTom... Read more

TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic
TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic By Hunter Skipworth

Traffic is a massive problem in any city. Governments have implemented methods to try and deal with it but few appear to have proved succesful. In-car satnav manufacturer TomTom, however, believes they can succeed where governments have failed.Satnav... Read more

TomTom refresh continues with the Go Live 800 series
TomTom refresh continues with the Go Live 800 series By Paul Lamkin

TomTom, fresh from announcing the budget friendly Start 20 series last week, has now come clean with details of its latest connected satnavs - falling under the banner of the TomTom Go Live 800 series.The 800 series is made up of the 4.3-inch TomTom Go... Read more

Homer Simpson arrives on TomTom iPhone app
Homer Simpson arrives on TomTom iPhone app By Paul Lamkin

Homer Simpson is making his way to your iPhone, courtesy of the TomTom app following an update to version 1.7.Yep, that's right - everyone's favourite yellow idiot is treading the path of such dignitaries as Yoda, Brian Blessed and, er, Dora the Explorer... Read more

TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger
TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger By Ben Crompton

The age of the connected car cometh, and as such TomTom is attempting to stay in the running with the launch of the High Speed Multi-Charger. The new TomTom charger is able to power-up three devices in your car, "up to four times faster than "other chargers",... Read more

Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom jogs in to the UK
Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom jogs in to the UK By Paul Lamkin

You may have heard about the Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom, as it's been doing the rounds over in USA!, USA! for a couple of months now. Well, now it's reached British shores.The watch hooks up to the Nike+ community (4 million strong) and uses... Read more

TomTom Traffic Manifesto: join the collective
TomTom Traffic Manifesto: join the collective By Chris Hall

TomTom has revealed its Traffic Manifesto today, outlining global aims to tackle traffic congestion, based on experience with the HD Traffic system.The Dutch company has laid out its philanthropic plans, with Harold Goddijn, TomTom CEO, delivering a rousing... Read more

TomTom Car Kit free adapter for iPhone 4 offered
TomTom Car Kit free adapter for iPhone 4 offered By Stuart Miles

TomTom has announced that it will send every customer who has already bought the TomTom car kit a free adapter to make the windscreen cradle work properly with the new Apple iPhone 4.In an unprecedented move, the GPS maker won't charge people for the... Read more

TomTom Via range and Go Live 1005 drive onto the scene
TomTom Via range and Go Live 1005 drive onto the scene By Stuart Miles

TomTom has announced the launch of a new model and a whole new range at IFA, on Thursday.The new model will be the TomTom Go Live 1005, while the new range will go under the moniker of the TomTom Via.The TomTom Go 1005 will be virtually identical to... Read more

EXCLUSIVE: TomTom v1.4 first to bring multitasking navigation to iOS 4
EXCLUSIVE: TomTom v1.4 first to bring multitasking navigation to iOS 4 By Stuart Miles

TomTom has just had the iOS 4 version of its popular navigation app approved, meaning that drivers can now take calls on the iPhone without the fear of getting lost in the process.The new app, which became available around the globe on Tuesday night,... Read more