Feeds

TomTom launches road-savvy satnav series

Can predict when you'll get jammed

Business security measures using SSL

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.

IFA 2008 complete coverage

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
SCREW YOU, Russia! NASA lobs $6.8bn at Boeing AND SpaceX to run space station taxis
Musk charging nearly half as much as Boeing for crew trips
PORTAL TO ELSEWHERE scried in small galaxy far, far away
Supermassive black hole dominates titchy star formation
Boffins say they've got Lithium batteries the wrong way around
Surprises at the nano-scale mean our ideas about how they charge could be all wrong
Edge Research Lab to tackle chilly LOHAN's final test flight
Our US allies to probe potential Vulture 2 servo freeze
Europe prepares to INVADE comet: Rosetta landing site chosen
No word yet on whether backup site is labelled 'K'
Cracked it - Vulture 2 power podule fires servos for 4 HOURS
Pixhawk avionics juice issue sorted, onwards to Spaceport America
City hidden beneath England's Stonehenge had HUMAN ABATTOIR. And a pub
Boozed-up ancients drank beer before tearing corpses apart
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
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.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.