TomTom iPhone app gets live traffic updates

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The TomTom app for iPhone has been updated to version 1.3, bringing live traffic information, an improved interface and optimised routing to its satellite navigation system.

Traffic updates hit the users iPhone every three minutes, notifying drivers of any incidents, traffic jams and alternative routes away from congested roads. Traffic delay information can also be sent via audio notifications, as well as on screen.

“TomTom continues to expand its offering of premier navigation services and features to a growing base of TomTom app for iPhone users,” said Tom Murray, vice president of market development. “Among the many enhancements in the latest version of the app, TomTom’s comprehensive traffic offering gives users dynamic, real-time information that helps them avoid traffic delays and find the fastest routes. It makes the TomTom app for iPhone even more useful in our daily lives.”

The full list of new features includes

Local Search powered by Google – The TomTom app for iPhone now provides a countless number of points of interest at the user’s fingertips. Users can tap into the latest local Google listings from within the TomTom app to locate and route to anything from restaurants to flower shops.

Pinch and zoom – Integrating one of the iPhone’s most popular features, the latest version of the TomTom app allows users to “pinch and zoom” for a more detailed view of the navigation map.

New map update – The TomTom app now incorporates TomTom’s latest map, which was rated best for overall accuracy.

Automatic day/night mode – For a safer drive, the TomTom app now also calculates local sunrise and sunset times to automatically adjust the screen brightness while driving.

Music fading – This music fading feature ensures that you never miss a navigation instruction while listening to music on your iPhone. The music volume decreases during turn-by-turn instructions and then increases when instructions are complete.

Add to my TomTom feature – Save locations from other iPhone apps and Web browsers to your TomTom app.

TomTom version 1.3 for the iPhone is available by clicking here, priced £54.99.

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By Gerald Lynch | March 15th, 2010