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We’ve gotten lost and found our way home again courtesy of many a navigation system over the years, but if ever we’re battling not just confusing roadways but also unpredictable traffic patterns it’s TomTom we want on our side. The HD Traffic service the company offers is always spot-on, and now you can access that constantly-updated and really quite detailed data from your web browser. However, there’s a catch: right now it’s only available in Europe and South Africa. Also, the interface is a bit clunky. Oh, and the presentation isn’t nearly as nice as on the company’s mobile apps. But it is all free, and so you really can’t complain too much about any of that. Full details in the PR below.
Buckled early and sprung for TomTom’s iPhone GPS app, did you? If so, that very app just got a lot better today, as version 1.6 has brought TomTom’s Map Share — a crowdsourcing aspect that’ll keep your maps more up-to-date than you ever thought possible. Map Share enables iPhone users to make changes instantly to their own maps and to benefit from free map updates made by the TomTom community and verified by the company itself. That means that users will now be able to edit street names, set driving directions and block / unblock streets directly on their maps, and if you’re kind enough, you can share those updates with the rest of the TomTom community. Furthermore, the app will automatically check for new verified updates (including turn restrictions, speed limit changes and crossing changes), so the previously tried-and-true “my maps were old!” excuse will sadly no longer work. Give and take, as they say.