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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: TomTom Unveils HD Traffic 5.0 Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"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
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how do we know if HD 5.0 is enabled on our devices??
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:20 pm    Post subject: 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
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: TomTom Unveils HD Traffic 5.0 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!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:43 am    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:48 am    Post subject: 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.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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


In the press release it says, 'It provides a greater range of rerouting alternatives...' So I'd assumed it could perhaps be faster as there'd be more roads that were available to redirect to?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anything I'd have thought having more options would slow the re-routing calculation but who knows.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see the corporate announcement says that drivers with a Live subscription will get the update automatically. I guess that means a new version of Navcore unless there is something else. Clearly not just a back end upgrade, so be prepared for all manner of things to stop working properly again Laughing

Been pleased with HD traffic on my 1005, been probably 90% accurate for me, not got held up in anything I didn't know was there, although have breezed through areas it said were blocked, fingers crossed this is a worthwhile improvement.
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