The ‘commuter dilemma’ – knowing when to leave home to get to work on time – has just been solved, thanks to the launch of an innovative, service from TomTom (TOM2). It’s called TomTom Traffic Checker, and it is available, from today, on the free TomTom MyDrive app.
Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom consumer, said: “Commuters don’t have it easy – the daily grind of getting to, and from, work, can be incredibly frustrating. At TomTom, we’re absolutely obsessed with making driving a more relaxed experience. Based on feedback from our customers, we developed Traffic Checker for TomTom MyDrive. Now drivers will better understand when they need to leave the house, or the office, to get to their destination on time. TomTom has finally solved the headache of the commuter dilemma.”
TomTom’s revolutionary new MyDrive Traffic Checker service has been created to provide personalised notifications on drivers’ smartphones so that they can understand if, and why, there is traffic congestion on their commute. It’s different from existing services because, instead of simply informing the driver how long a commute will take, the notifications allow the driver to tap through to the MyDrive app to see the fastest available route to their destination. Routes can be transferred to a TomTom navigation device by clicking a button in the app.
MyDrive is available for iOS and Android™ devices on the Apple App Store and the Google Play™ store and is also accessible via desktop at mydrive.tomtom.com on PCs and laptops. On the iOS version of MyDrive, drivers can view a personalised widget to check delays on their commute. On the Android version, drivers see a personalised notification.
The MyDrive app showcases TomTom’s accurate maps, insanely accurate traffic information, and smart routing. This combination is what makes the TomTom driving experience so unique.
At TomTom (TOM2) our mission is to make technology so easy to use, that everyone can benefit from it. We created easy to use navigation devices, helping millions of people to get where they want to be. Today, we continue to simplify the complex, making technology more accessible for everyone. We have four customer facing business units: Consumer, Telematics, Automotive and Licensing. We make easy to use navigation devices, sport watches and action cameras for consumers. We enable businesses with vehicles to more easily manage and improve fleet efficiency whilst increasing overall business performance with our Telematics solutions. We also offer a world leading real-time map platform that is powering innovative location based services and helping to make automated driving a reality for the automotive industry. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Amsterdam, we have over 4,600 employees and sell our products worldwide.