TomTom VIA satnavs launch: smartphone for live speed camera alerts and real-time traffic information as hands-free kit

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways June 29, 2016 15:29

TomTom VIA satnavs launch: smartphone for live speed camera alerts and real-time traffic information as hands-free kit


TomTom announces two new smart satnavs today which use your smartphone to enhance their intelligence further. The TomTom VIA 52 and 62 feature a smartphone connection – meaning drivers get much more for their money. The satnavs double as Bluetooth® connected hands-free kits for calling, feature real-time traffic information, and live speed camera alerts*, all at an affordable price.

The highly-praised real-time traffic information means that drivers can avoid sitting in queues, while the live speed camera alerts gets drivers to new locations safely, and stress-free.

After pairing their satnav with their smartphone, drivers can simply slip the phone in their pocket, get in the car and everything is ready to go – leaving them to focus on enjoying the drive. By combining the connected smartphone and satnav, the driver gets the best of both worlds**.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer said: “We want drivers to be able to enjoy the journey ahead feeling safe and relaxed. That’s why the new TomTom VIA satnavs come with hands-free calling, and smartphone connectivity. The new devices are also packed with award-winning innovative features, smart routing, and our super-accurate maps – everything needed to drive headache-free.”

Lifetime Maps and Lifetime Traffic*** are also included at no additional cost. This means that drivers don’t need to worry about paying for map updates, or traffic information in the future****.

Drivers can begin planning a journey from the sofa, using TomTom MyDrive. This is a free planning tool available on a smartphone, PC or tablet. Using the MyDrive app, TomTom Traffic Checker sends drivers alerts about the live traffic situation, so worrying about what time to set off is a thing of the past – TomTom takes care of it.

The TomTom VIA 52 and 62 feature 5-inch and 6-inch screens, respectively. The TomTom VIA 52 is available immediately from selected retailers priced from £139.99 (UK maps) and on theTomTom webstore while the VIA 62 will be on sale from July.

 

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways June 29, 2016 15:29