TomTom 1.8 Update Touts HD Traffic Service and Multi-Stop Routes

TomTom app update news

News Reported by Valerie Lauer


International GPS platform mogul TomTom is one step further on their mission to “reduce traffic congestion for all” with the latest version of their iOS app for the iPhone and iPod Touch which brings multi-stop routing and a new HD traffic service to subscribers.

Plot up to Five Stops with Multi-Stop Routing

Many smart drivers run multiple errands at the same time to conserve fuel and manage their schedules efficiently. But it can take precious time to put in another address between each stop. With TomTom 1.8 for iPhone enter up to five stops in one route.

“If drivers want to make a few stops on their journey, they can just tap in the destinations from the start,” said TomTom’s Managing Director Consumer Corinne Vigreux. “It takes into account that people lead busy lives, often it’s more efficient to run errands all in one go. This feature will help to make driving stress-free and more enjoyable, while saving drivers a bit of time.”

Sure, there is still a limit on this function, but users have been clamoring for a multi-stop route feature for a while. I know I have. The multi-stop function will be automatically installed with the app update at no additional cost to users.



TomTom HD Traffic Service

The company claims their new HD Traffic Service program will provide the most accurate, up-to-date and complete traffic data available to their users. Alerts will include data from major and secondary roads, efficiently routing TomTom customers to the clearest possible route. According to the company, TomTom HD Traffic Service customers shave their drive times by approximately 15 percent on average.

Additional improvements over their current TomTom Trafic program include an automatic traffic status update every two minutes. All other features of the TomTom Traffic program will be shared on the new platform. TomTom app standards such as the daily free map update from Map Share, turn-by-turn directions even while you are on a call and accurate arrival times via IQ Routes will be there too.

User Experience

Unlike the multi-stop route feature, TomTom HD Traffic Service does require an additional download and service fee to use. Current TomTom Traffic Service customers will be upgraded automatically in-app to TomTom HD Traffic Service. Customers without TomTom Traffic Service may purchase TomTom HD Traffic Service in-app for $19.99.

Version 1.8 of TomTom’s iOS software is available in the iTunes app store.


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One Response to “TomTom 1.8 Update Touts HD Traffic Service and Multi-Stop Routes”

  1. geekmee says:

    When are reviews gonna start reporting on
    how well the service ACTUALLY works in different areas?
    I have had the HD service (v1.8) for 20 days in
    Albuquerque, NM and have yet to have it report a
    traffic incident on a major state hwys. Okay, until last Friday….
    Last Friday, July 8th,(5:30pm MST) I-25 South traffic
    was completely SHUTDOWN by law enforcement due to a
    major accident. I was in the slowdown. I turned around
    went back north to find law enforcment had cut-off &
    redirected all south bound traffic. There was only one
    alternate route to bypass the area. I went back (on my
    own) and took the alternate. I just happened to look at
    my TomTom app and saw it attempting to re-route me back
    on to I-25 and was showing “No Incidents.”

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