Stephen Fry to direct drivers in new TomTom sat nav voice pack
Tech fan Stephen Fry has become the latest celebrity to lend his voice to TomTom's range of sat navs. For £7.95 drivers can have the Black Adder star direct them down the nation's motorways, downloading to several compatible navigation systems….
Review: TomTom GO LIVE 1000 £199
If you do a lot of driving like I do then you need a decent sat nav that will not only get you from A to B, but will make sure that you get to B before A has…
TomTom Go Live 1000 launched
TomTom has launched its latest flagship GPS system, the TomTom Go Live 1000. With a design more in line with a smartphone than an in-car sat-nav, it's a bold move by the company currently battling the influx of mobile applications…
TomTom iPhone app gets live traffic updates
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,…
1.4 million grab Nokia's free Ovi Maps
It's been less than two weeks since Nokia announced that its Ovi Maps Naviagtion app was available for free, but it's already been downloaded 1.4 million times, breaking the million mark by the end of last week. The app…
Nokia smartphones to get free global sat nav
Google may have recently announced its free navigation service, but Nokia's announcement today totally trounces that one. From March, all new Nokia GPS smartphones are to get Ovi Maps. For free. WORLDWIDE. While Google's service is US-based only, Nokia's…
TomTom unveils new "navigation/infotainment" solution
The Go I-90 can be installed into any car model and provides full radio integration with the car speakers for high quality audio when using spoken instructions, or making hands-free phone calls.
TomTom car kit for iPhone
TomTom has introduced a car kit for the iPhone. Compatible with the iPhone 3G and 3GS (running OS 3.0 or later), it features a secure mount to dock the iPhone to the desired position on the car windshield or dashboard.
An adjustable mount securely rotates iPhone to either portrait or landscape mode for optimal positioning and widescreen route display. Voice instructions are provided through the built-in speaker and the integrated microphone and speaker also allow hands-free calling while driving.
TomTom claims that the built-in GPS receiver reduces the chance of signal drop out in areas where GPS reception is limited like cities with tall buildings or forested areas. Additional features include an iPhone charging facility and a facility to play music via the audio output (providing your car stereo has an audio input of course).
TomTom launches top-end GO 950 LIVE, GO 750 LIVE and GO 550 LIVE
All three offer access to TomTom's Live Service offering which gives the driver traffic alerts and fuel prices before they start as well as real-time updates. There's also an Eco Routes option has also been introduced, so drivers can select the most fuel-efficient route.
If your Sat Nav told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it?
Are you one of those lunatics that spends more time watching the virtual reality of your sat nav’s screen than actually looking at the road? You’re in company. Robert Jones followed instructions from his Sat Nav until half his car was dangling off a cliff.
He only stopped because a wire fence preventing him from getting any further – completely ignoring the fact he was driving down a dirt track three metres wide. The police have charged him with driving without due care and attention, and he describes the incident as a ‘nightmare’.