TomTom Debuts Integrated Navigation System
Even if it's "integrated", the new system can be easily removed to be used in other car.
“We are proud to further expand the footprint of our automotive products, using our experience in the embedded market to deliver the products people want, through various channels,” said Giles Shrimpton, TomTom’s Managing Director Auto. “This is another example of TomTom’s strategy to deliver a high quality navigation solution to users; however they want to use it.”
Here are the main features of the system, as provided by the manufacturer:
- Pre-installed map of Western Europe
- TomTom Map Share technology – so drivers get daily map changes from the TomTom community.
- TomTom Safety Alerts, including safety cameras.
- Enhanced Positioning Technology – for uninterrupted navigation, even in tunnels.
- Improved hands-free calling – so drivers can make and answer phone calls safely while driving.
- Help-Me! emergency menu - local information to get help quickly.
- Optional iPod support - optimal support for iPod playback and iPod charging.
- Extensive phone compatibility.
- Optimised TMC reception through the car’s antenna.
- Latest map guarantee.
- TomTom HOME desktop software for everything a driver needs to keep the device up to date.
- Address speech recognition and text-to-speech.
- USB connection for MP3/I-pod
The device will become available in December and will come with a price tag of 599 euro, excluding installation cost.