TomTom launches new car nav devices in US

January 6, 2017  - By

Netherlands-based TomTom has launched two car navigation products in the U.S. under the TomTom GO and TomTom VIA lines. The advanced GPS devices offer TomTom’s latest innovations and most up-to-date maps.

TomTom made the announcement at the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2017, which is being held this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The TomTom GO devices are available in two models, GO 520 and GO 620, in 5-inch and 6-inch capacitive touchscreens, respectively. They include a new Wi-Fi capability feature and integrate seamlessly with smartphones, the company said.

TomTom VIA1625.

TomTom VIA 1625.

TomTom GO devices can read text messages aloud, enable full use of smartphone personal assistants and allow hands-free calling to keep drivers’ eyes on the road. Lifetime World Maps or software can be updated via Wi-Fi with no computer connectivity.

The devices are able to learn drivers’ habits and can predict destinations: The devices become familiar with regularly driven commutes, automatically alert drivers to traffic and provide alternate routes.

The slim TomTom VIA GPS devices are available in three models: VIA 1425, VIA 1525 and VIA 1625, available in 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch touchscreens, respectively. They offer an enhanced address search that helps drivers define destinations from the search menu or by touching a point on the map.

TomTom VIA devices also offer Advanced Lane Guidance, helping drivers prepare for exits and intersections by clearly highlighting the correct driving lane for a planned route. Drivers also have the ability to update maps for the device’s lifetime at no extra charge with Lifetime Maps.

TomTom Go 520.

TomTom Go 520.

“At TomTom we continue to bring innovation to our navigation products working to make the experience safer and smarter,” Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer. “We constantly strive to make more accurate maps, deliver faster and more detailed traffic information, and create smarter routing. This combination is what makes the TomTom driving experience so unique.”

“Listening to our customers, we understand the responsibility we have as the most trusted companion to drivers, and with the new TomTom GO and TomTom VIA series, we’re once again honoring that trust and confidence,” Vigreux said.

The TomTom GO and TomTom VIA devices will be available on in March 2017.

Visitors to CES can visit TomTom to find out more at Sands Expo Hall C, Booth No. 43705 (level 2).

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  1. William K. says:

    The added features make it a real standout from other good GPS devices. But the post did not mention when they will be available and at what stores.