TomTom unveils free online route planner

Planning your route well in advance before actually starting can really make your travel experience smoother and comfortable. Looking at this point, TomTom – a leader in manufacturing in-car GPS systems and service provider has announced on 3rd December 2008, the launch of its free online route planner. For more information about how to access the service, you can visit  TomTom’s free online planner will help users in setting up a perfect travel plan in advance based on real time information provided by this service. This service provides the exact travel time and arrival time for a given journey route. TomTom also, with the help of its excellence in technology and experience provides the best possible route between two places.


Initially this service will be launched on a BETA phase and the service will be available for a specified group of users during this testing period. The BETA program is scheduled to start soon in this week.

Although there a lot of advantages that a users can have from this incredible service, some of them are listed below:

  • TomTom through this service gives comprehensive door to door route planning in any location based upon its robust and synchronized information about the traffic conditions throughout the day
  • It uses the latest technology like HD TrafficTM for providing real time traffic statistics and IQ RoutesTM based upon 500 billion significant speed measurements on the roads all over the world
  • One of the biggest advantages of this service is that, the user can plan their trip based upon actual details and not just assumptions. This in turn helps travellers to plan accordingly for carrying essentials and to plan things to do after reaching their destination
  • Users can share their efforts and update with the latest maps online
  • Other users from all over the world can access this information and thus be updated with the latest information. Real time map information is really an important factor if you want to have perfect plan

According to TomTom CEO, Harold Goddijn, this event signifies their efforts to make their award winning navigation technology, benefit users irrespective of the platform they are using. The user can access this service from any where in the world. However the service will be rolled out worldwide later after looking at the feedback from this BETA service. Now any user can use this free online service, even if they don’t have a GPS device, thus removing the barrier in availing from the navigation services. Currently the service is available in six languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Italian and Spanish.

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