TomTom Now Available With Twitter and Impartial Review Services

TomTom Search and Go LIVE

TomTom Search and Go LIVE

TomTom has introduced new versions of the Search & Go LIVE Services, including Expedia, TripAdvisor and Yelp to provide users with access to online reviews alongside route planning. This is the first time that online travel services and Twitter have been specifically created for satnav users.

"We know that people want to stay connected - at home, at work, and everywhere in between. By giving them the option to tweet their estimated time of arrival (ETA) and their destination, as well as offering access to leading online travel services through new Search & Go LIVE Services, TomTom is bringing a new level of connectivity to the car without compromising safety," said Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director Consumer at TomTom.

The Twitter functionality added to TomTom devices gives the driver the opportunity to tweet their destination and ETA to their followers. The Twitter message is set before the driver sets off ensuring complete focus on safety on the road. The estimated time of arrival will be updated before arrival. All Twitter functionalities can be switched on and off by the user.

The Expedia feature, a part of the Search & Go LIVE Services portfolio, provides users with the opportunity to compare accommodation around them. Trip Advisor and Yelp means users can access live and impartial reviews for restaurants, hotels, spas and theatres.

The new Search & Go LIVE Services are integrated into TomTom's map and routing technology, so once the driver has read reviews and decided on their destination, the best route is automatically provided. TomTom LIVE devices will calculate the quickest route through traffic congestion using TomTom HD Traffic.

"Today TomTom is giving drivers a glimpse into the future of connected navigation. We will continue to develop real-time services and content that is useful and relevant in the car. We will continue to give millions of drivers around the world more reasons to drive LIVE and be part of TomTom's connected community," added Vigreux.

30 August 2011 Staff

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