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Interview with TomTom's Harold Goddijn - Market saturated

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Interview with TomTom's Harold Goddijn - Market saturated Reply with quote

Hot on the heels of TomTom's 20th birthday celebrations last week, here's a quite sobering interview from yesterday's Guardian....

Harold Goddijn: TomTom's founder needs his business to turn the corner

Still, I wouldn't mind his job!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting, Andy.

He comes across as a nice bloke. I wonder if he really is!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice blokes don't earn that sort of money.

Interesting to see his first ambition is global real-time Traffic - my ambition is to have UK real-time traffic!! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see why he should talk about market saturation until he markets products that are 100% reliable, 100% efficient, and so easy to use that technophobes will buy them. I think I posted an article a while ago about people swearing at and attacking their satnavs. It's a device that people find frustrating in practice but keep hoping it will do the job. The complaints range from mounts that fail to reboots and signal loss. There's a lot to fix and a market of timid IT users to tap.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guivre46 wrote:
I don't see why he should talk about market saturation until he markets products that are 100% reliable
I don't think that 'market sdaturation' has anything to do with rerliability etc. It's to do with the fact that most people who want one have alrerady got one, regardless of whether they work 100% or not. People buying new ones is what he is on about.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I find interesting is the almost continual posts about failures in the various manufacturers 'traffic' features.

I have a Honda with a built in Alpine unit that provides RDS-TMC traffic within a minute of switching on, plus I can view traffic for the whole of the UK. It has proved 100% reliable since my first Honda in 2007.

I can't understand why the PND manufacturers have so much trouble with it !
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
Guivre46 wrote:
I don't see why he should talk about market saturation until he markets products that are 100% reliable
I don't think that 'market sdaturation' has anything to do with rerliability etc. It's to do with the fact that most people who want one have alrerady got one, regardless of whether they work 100% or not. People buying new ones is what he is on about.


They keep being stolen though!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
I have a Honda with a built in Alpine unit that provides RDS-TMC traffic within a minute of switching on, plus I can view traffic for the whole of the UK. It has proved 100% reliable since my first Honda in 2007.

I can't understand why the PND manufacturers have so much trouble with it !
Not all of them do. My Mio 710 (or my Honda Alpine) has no problem with RDS-TMC, Very Happy and as you know, neither use the questionable reliability of the TT Live offering.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

M8TJT wrote:
. . . My Mio 710 (or my Honda Alpine) has no problem with RDS-TMC, Very Happy and as you know, neither use the questionable reliability of the TT Live offering.

No problem with RDS-TMC on my TT 720 either. Live Traffic is, I believe, rather more comprehensive but, as you say, the reliability is questionable!

I shall be sticking with what I've got (IMHO one of the last decent TomTom models) and keeping my fingers crossed that it lasts as long as I do!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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and keeping my fingers crossed that it lasts as long as I do!
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