Use your smartphone, tablet or PC to review real-time traffic information, plan routes, and send destinations to your TomTom GO
Burlington, April 29, 2015 TomTom (TOM2) today introduces TomTom MyDrive, a website and app designed to seamlessly connect the car to the digital world. For the first time, drivers can use their smartphone, tablet or PC to review real-time traffic information, plan routes, and send destinations to their TomTom GO, before they get in the car.
TomTom MyDrive is launching with an innovative set of features and will continue to evolve, because the MyDrive platform is open to developers and third parties. This means that innovative driving concepts and applications can be developed and implemented in the future – benefiting drivers all over the world.
At launch, TomTom MyDrive allows drivers to get going faster by sending destinations to their TomTom GO from their smartphone, tablet or PC. As soon as the driver gets in the car, they are ready to leave.
TomTom MyDrive also helps drivers know when to leave so that they arrive on time, because they can see real-time traffic information before they go. People can review the latest traffic situation, pre-plan routes and get an ETA based on the current traffic – allowing them to plan their departure or arrival time.
And it’s easier than ever to add favorite destinations anytime, anywhere. People can set home and work locations, save favorites and see them on the map on any device, and even import custom Points of Interest lists.
“MyDrive launches with some innovative features – all designed to make the driving experience more seamless, said Jocelyn Vigreux, President of TomTom, Inc. From knowing when to leave so that you arrive on time, to making your map personal with your favourite places – even sending your destination to your TomTom GO before you get in the car, we’re really excited about the service. But this is just the beginning. MyDrive offers so much more – and, by opening-up the platform to developers, we’re opening-up new, and exciting, possibilities for the future.”
MyDrive is available via mydrive.tomtom.com on PCs, Macs and laptops. An update to the existing MyDrive App on iOS and Android™ devices on the Apple App Store and Google Play™ launches soon.
MyDrive App Launch Date
The updated MyDrive App for smart devices launches in May 2015. Until then, mydrive.tomtom.com can be accessed from the browser of mobile devices.
TomTom Navigation Software – NavKit
MyDrive and the new TomTom GO devices are built around NavKit. NavKit is TomTom’s cross-platform navigation software that powers all navigation products we bring to market. This includes Portable Navigation Devices, in-dash automotive systems, smartphone applications and online applications. NavKit provides advanced routing technology, intuitive destination entry and interactive 2D and 3D map visualization for more than 125 countries. In repeated independent benchmarks, NavKit-powered products outsmart traffic and get you to your destination faster than any other navigation product.
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