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TomTom Traffic Improved


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 11 Feb 2016

pocketgpsworld.com
TomTom have announced a number of major enhancements to its TomTom Traffic service. At the same time, they have announced the availability of TomTom Traffic in Indonesia and Slovenia.

The enhancements include Turn-Dependent Jam Information, Dynamic Speed Limit Messages, Weather Influenced Predictions and Road Condition Monitoring after Rain or Snow. The improvements will be rolled out to users from April.

The Turn-Dependent Jam Information automatically detects the different 'turn dependent traffic situations at junctions and enables the navigation system to only take into account jams specific to the driverís turn intention on their specific route.

TomTom Traffic will automatically monitor roads with variable speed signs and display them to the driver. The weather monitoring is self explanatory, route calculations will take weather into account to improve the accuracy of information and delays.

Source: tomtom.com



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Posted by That_Merril on Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:02 pm Reply with quote

Personally, I'd settle for being able to receive a signal for more than 50% of the time! They can make it as clever as they want, if you can't get a signal, it's useless.


 
Posted by Engine_Counter on Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:26 am Reply with quote

I agree.

I've been travelling regularly from Derby to Lincoln and return for the last 7 weeks. The signal disappears at least twice in each direction on each trip. Sometimes the signal never comes back, sometimes it comes back within a few (5-10) minutes, sometimes it justs sits there retrying, and sometimes it tries and fails (yellow triangle).

It's got noticeably worse since I renewed my subscription. If I'd been due to renew a month later I wouldn't have bothered, and looked for a replacement device.

Get your act together TomTom.


Al

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - Android 11.0
CamerAlert V 1.4.0.876 Doesn't Work
TomTom Go Mobile V3.1.0 (4036), Map - UK & ROI - V15464/2.4.3.

 
Posted by mmm-five on Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:49 am Reply with quote

Can only agree with the previous 2 posts.

I regularly do a 4 hour commute (Liverpool to London & vice versa), and I'll be driving towards a jam, with an optional diversion in place and then the traffic will clear so I carry on the original/quicker route - only to have no traffic info 5 miles later just as I approach the back of a motorway full of queuing traffic.

Sometimes a forced reset will reinstate the traffic, other times it will give false info, other times it will sit there 'trying to connect' and other times it will say the 'server is not responding' and give me no info.

I'd use the built-in BMW system in my car, but that has a habit of reversing your route with no warning when you take a suggested diversion, so you end up heading back to where you started - hence the use of the TomTom.

Anyone know whether the newer models that rely on your phone's data connection are more reliable for traffic?


TomTom Go 730T - TomTom Home 2.8.2.1171
TomTom Go 1005 - MyTomTom 3.0.2.352

 
Posted by clinkerman on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:09 am Reply with quote

I'm using G0 600 with phone data.
Never has a problem as long as I have a mobile data connection.

I nearly always take the fastest route diversion around traffic and have concerns sometimes that the traffic has cleared but I'm still taking the diversion. But I still get where I'm meant to be on time so I'm happy.


 
Posted by digital on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:48 am Reply with quote

That_Merril Wrote:
Personally, I'd settle for being able to receive a signal for more than 50% of the time! They can make it as clever as they want, if you can't get a signal, it's useless.


+1

And the ability to install the speed camera database on a TomTom 5100.


Frank

 
Posted by navtrav on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:55 am Reply with quote

mmm-five Wrote:


Anyone know whether the newer models that rely on your phone's data connection are more reliable for traffic?


Yes, I have the TT app on my Android smartphone and only rarely not receive data - and that includes in a lot of Europe. Far from UK home - now in Spain.


Tim
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Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Tablet S, TomTom. Osmand+ and Sygic. Ex-TomTom Go 1000 Live, ex-TomTom Go 700, ex-TomTom truck, ex Navman/Ipaq

 
Posted by mcwarre on Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:59 pm Reply with quote

Engine_Counter Wrote:
I agree.

I've been travelling regularly from Derby to Lincoln and return for the last 7 weeks. The signal disappears at least twice in each direction on each trip. Sometimes the signal never comes back, sometimes it comes back within a few (5-10) minutes, sometimes it justs sits there retrying, and sometimes it tries and fails (yellow triangle).

It's got noticeably worse since I renewed my subscription. If I'd been due to renew a month later I wouldn't have bothered, and looked for a replacement device.

Get your act together TomTom.


That's weird. I do the same. I use the A50/A453/A46. I've never lost signal. Which Tomtom are you using? I have a GO5000


 
Posted by DennisN on Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:38 pm Reply with quote

These "improvements" are another case of TomTom fiddling with stuff. I'd be far happier if they concentrated on providing traffic details for the whole of my journey.


Dennis

If it tastes good - it's fattening.

Two of them are obesiting!!

 
Posted by IanS100 on Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:06 am Reply with quote

On three occasions this week alone I've been held up at road works which I received little or no warning about. On Wednesday I drove from Southport to Ellesmere Port and was routed over the Runcorn Bridge, with absolutely no mention of any road works or delays. 20 minutes later I joined the M57 and received warnings of a 10 minute delay in Runcorn, another 20 minutes later I arrived at the long standing roadworks and 20+ minutes of delay, I was decidedly unimpressed Sad


Galaxy Note 4 / TomTom GO : CamerAlert : CoPilot

 
Posted by adamf on Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:46 am Reply with quote

I love waze on the iPhone far more accurate and more user friendly and interactive and the most important thing it's free


 
Posted by Engine_Counter on Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:54 pm Reply with quote

mcwarre Wrote:


That's weird. I do the same. I use the A50/A453/A46. I've never lost signal. Which Tomtom are you using? I have a GO5000


I've got a GO 940 LIVE, with latest software and Maps

I generally go A52/A46, as that's the way it sends me.


Al

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra - Android 11.0
CamerAlert V 1.4.0.876 Doesn't Work
TomTom Go Mobile V3.1.0 (4036), Map - UK & ROI - V15464/2.4.3.

 
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