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IFA TomTom has rolled out a trio of satnavs that continuously adapt the directions they give you based on changing road conditions, ensuring you always get from A to B by the fastest route.

TomTom Go 940 Live

TomTom's Go 940 Live: knows the lay of the land

The TomTom Go x40 Live range consists of the Go 540, 740 and flagship 940. All three models rely on the firm’s IQ Routes technology, which is essentially a database of historical travel information recorded for every major road on every day of the week at five-minute intervals.

For example, if you’re travelling on the M25 at 5.30pm then the satnav knows that the route’s often congested at that time of day, and so will suggest a less car-clogged alternative.

TomTom Go 940 Live

Ready for your windscreen

TomTom’s HD Traffic service is also included, as is a safety alert database – including speed camera details - and information about fuel prices in the local area.

All three models have a 4.3in, 480 x 272 pixel display, but while the 540 and 740 only have 1GB and 2GB, respectively, of on-board storage, the 940 has a meatier 4GB memory.

TomTom’s Go X40 Live will cost from €350 (£282/$519), when the models leave the forecourt for UK roads later this year.

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