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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:49 am    Post subject: TomTom To Integrate What3Words System Reply with quote

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TomTom announced yesterday that it is partnering with UK startup What3words and adopting their geocoding system that uses just three words to help travelers find their way to very precise points on earth.

What3words divides the entire planet into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, assigning each square a random three-word address. For example, if you want to find your way to a specific place in the Gobi desert, What3words may tell you that its address is “departed.rumbled.awaiting.” Move a few meters to the left, and the three-word address will change.

It's a superbly simple system and allows you to easily pass on a location where traditional postcodes aren't an option and Lat/Lon too complex and confusing.

TomTom will be offering what3words integration to TomTom consumer and automotive customers in the second half of this year.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant news, I've used it for ages, it is slowly getting better on the navigation side, destinations are so much easier to use.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: What3words Reply with quote

Brilliant.
Where can I start using it for test and familiarization purposes?
When will it get to my GO LIVE 5200?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: What3words Reply with quote

I only heard about what3words last week when it was mentioned in LRO (Land Rover Owner) magazine. So far, it looks interesting. Thumbs Up

Skumba wrote:
Where can I start using it for test and familiarization purposes?
When will it get to my GO LIVE 5200?

You can use it via its website and phone apps.

I suspect that TomTom may possibly add support to MyDrive.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That'll be the day, when voice recognition on TomTom devices and Apps actually recognises as many as THREE WORDS!!!


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