TomTom announces Go Live x40 sat-nav with petrol price-tracking tool

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TomTom_GO_940_LIVE_with_dock.jpgTomTom has announced that its latest satellite navigation system, the Go Live x40, is the first to contain a petrol price-tracking tool.

In the current economic climate (are you fed up with hearing that yet?), an automated tool which helps motorists to find the cheapest petrol is arguably more useful than having access to all the historic landmarks in Dorset (great though that is).

In fact, TomTom has calculated that each driver using the system could save an average of £162 every year (based on the user driving an average of 12,000 miles per year, 7.4 miles/ litre, at a saving of 10p per litre, in case you were wondering).

A recent survey commissioned by TomTom found that 44% of Britons are adapting how they drive because of rising fuel costs, with one in three saying they travel less at weekends, and nearly half believing that their freedom of movement will be significantly limited.

Another new feature is the High Definition Traffic system which updates live traffic information every three minutes.

Andrzej Kasprzyk of TomTom said, “Petrol prices clearly remain a massive issue for Britons, and the design of this product was driven by this concern. Whilst UK motorists wait for prices to come down further, this new technology will find them the cheapest petrol around and save money.”

Available from November priced £299.99.

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Andy Merrett