Feeds

TomTom touts 'more accurate' satnav route-plan tech

Take the A40, it's quicker this time of night

Intelligent flash storage arrays

TomTom claims its latest satnav will find you the quickest route from A to B, because the unit calculates routes based on assumed average speeds rather than signposted speed limits.

TomTom_go_930t

TomTom's Go 930T: signposts? Pah!

By basing route calculations on real average speeds, taken from over 10bn kilometres of driven roads by existing TomTom users, the device, dubbed the Go 930T, is able to select the fastest route. As a result, TomTom claims that in 50 per cent of journeys drivers save on travel time and fuel.

Although a road may be signposted for 60mph, the company's info might show that drivers average 60mph on a Sunday night, but only 40mph on a Monday morning. Therefore, your travel time and route will be worked out according to this information.

The Go 930T, which has a 4.3in touchscreen LCD display and 4GB of internal Flash memory, also includes a lane guidance system that TomTom claims gives a more realistic view of the driver’s surroundings, hopefully reducing your chances of cutting-up a large lorry en-route.

Bluetooth connectivity is built-in, as it is on most modern satnavs, in addition to an FM transmitter that allows you to play both music and navigation instructions through your car’s radio. But you can forget about downloading famous voices to navigate you to the off-licence though, because the Go 930T also lets you record your own voice as a route guide.

TomTom’s Go 930T will be available in Europe from April, but a price hasn’t been located yet.

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Rosetta probot drilling DENIED: Philae has its 'LEG in the AIR'
NOT best position for scientific fulfillment
'Yes, yes... YES!' Philae lands on COMET 67P
Plucky probot aces landing on high-speed space rock - emotional scenes in Darmstadt
THERE it is! Philae comet lander FOUND in EXISTING Rosetta PICS
Crumb? Pixel? ALIEN? Better, it's a comet-catcher!
SEX BEAST SEALS may be egging each other on to ATTACK PENGUINS
Boffin: 'I think the behaviour is increasing in frequency'
HUMAN DNA 'will be FOUND ON MOON' – rocking boffin Brian Cox
Crowdfund plan to stimulate Blighty's space programme
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg
Off to the boozer? This delicacy might help mitigate the effects
I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm
'He is just being himself' says proud mum of larger-than-life physicist
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Reducing the cost and complexity of web vulnerability management
How using vulnerability assessments to identify exploitable weaknesses and take corrective action can reduce the risk of hackers finding your site and attacking it.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.