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TomTom Unveils HD Traffic 50


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 22 Jun 2011

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TomTom have announced the next generation of their HD Traffic platform, version 5.0.

HD Traffic is the TomTom service that delivers real-time traffic information to their LIVE connected range of PNDs and TomTom equipped smartphones. Utilising data from other LIVE devices as well as Vodafone network customers, the system can quickly and accurately pinpoint traffic issues and offer drivers routes that will avoid them.

New additions include automatic road closures which pinpoint the precise section of road that is affected and improved detection of standing traffic.

"Drivers will now have even better traffic information at their fingertips. We’re reducing driver stress levels" said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director, Consumer at TomTom.

TomTom customers with HD Traffic subscriptions will automatically receive the update. For more information visit www.tomtom.com/services.


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Posted by Wazza_G on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:25 pm Reply with quote

Quote:
"Drivers will now have even better traffic information at their fingertips. We’re reducing driver stress levels" said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director, Consumer at TomTom.


Really? The last time I used my TT, it was on the way to Calais, first of all it said there was a problem, then it said it was clear, then a problem, then clear & stayed that way.

What happened? We sat for nearly ˝hour in a traffic jam caused by a lorry fire on the M20 & nearly missed our shuttle to Calais, luckily we made it by minutes. Twisted Evil


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by lsainsbury on Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:56 pm Reply with quote

So how do we know if HD 5.0 is enabled on our devices??


Cheers,

Lee

 
Posted by Darren on Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:27 pm Reply with quote

Wazza_G Wrote:
Really? The last time I used my TT, it was on the way to Calais, first of all it said there was a problem, then it said it was clear, then a problem, then clear & stayed that way.

Every time I see you have replied in a thread I can be certain it's a gripe. Do you ever have a good day? We'll have to change your forum name to Victor Meldrew soon Laughing

I've slated HD Traffic in the past but my experience of late is that it is much improved and actually fulfils much of its promise now. Your mileage may vary.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Darren on Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:28 pm Reply with quote

lsainsbury Wrote:
So how do we know if HD 5.0 is enabled on our devices??

You won't. It's the back end service that will be updated.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Wazza_G on Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:40 pm Reply with quote

Darren Wrote:
Wazza_G Wrote:
Really? The last time I used my TT, it was on the way to Calais, first of all it said there was a problem, then it said it was clear, then a problem, then clear & stayed that way.

Every time I see you have replied in a thread I can be certain it's a gripe. Do you ever have a good day? We'll have to change your forum name to Victor Meldrew soon Laughing

I've slated HD Traffic in the past but my experience of late is that it is much improved and actually fulfils much of its promise now. Your mileage may vary.


I don't belieeeve it. The bloody cheek of it.


Be alert.. This country needs more lerts.

 
Posted by SteveMPS on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:20 pm Reply with quote

It isn't perfect so hopefully this update will get rid of some of the bugs but even as is Tom Tom HD is just so damn good if you are a regular user of UK main roads. Countless times it's got me out of M25 issues.

So thanks for the heads up Darren


 
Posted by JockTamsonsBairn on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:43 am Reply with quote

News Team Wrote:
For more information visit www.tomtom.com/services.
Am I missing something? I can't see any discussion there of what's new in HD Traffic 5.0!


Jock

TomTom Go 940 LIVE (9.510, Europe v915.5074 on SD & 8.371, WCE v875.3613 on board)

 
Posted by Darren on Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:57 am Reply with quote

The link is for subscribing to HD Traffic. The key new features in v5 are detailed in the opening post.

The full corporate announcement is here.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by Guivre46 on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:43 am Reply with quote

Well, I'm hoping it means faster rerouting calculation. But I've got used to being disappointed by TT's publicity puffs.


Mike R [aka Wyvern46]
Go 530T - unsupported
Go550 Live [not renewed]
Kia In-dash Tomtom

 
Posted by JockTamsonsBairn on Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:48 am Reply with quote

Darren Wrote:
The link is for subscribing to HD Traffic. The key new features in v5 are detailed in the opening post.

The full corporate announcement is here.

Thanks


Jock

TomTom Go 940 LIVE (9.510, Europe v915.5074 on SD & 8.371, WCE v875.3613 on board)

 
Posted by Darren on Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:22 am Reply with quote

Guivre46 Wrote:
Well, I'm hoping it means faster rerouting calculation. But I've got used to being disappointed by TT's publicity puffs.

It's go nowt to do with route calculation Confused


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
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