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.
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.