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TomTom Upgrades Go Live PNDs

3/15/2012 03:31:04 PM Eastern
Concord, Mass. - TomTom is making multiple upgrades available for its cellular-connected Go Live portable navigation devices (PNDs).

 The upgrades are available via a PC download from www.tomtom.com/mytomtom to consumers with active Live subscriptions.

The upgrades include faster startup time, clearer speed-camera icons, and an alternative route viewer, which gives drivers a bird's eye view of faster alternative routes when they become available, the company said. In addition, when the PND is connected to the charging cable in a car, the PND will automatically turn on and off with the car ignition.

  The company's Go Live series of PNDs feature lifetime map updates and embedded AT&T cellular modem, which receives TomTom's HD (High Density) Traffic service and a variety of other Go Live services, including Yelp, Trip Advisor, Expedia and a Twitter connection designed only to let users automatically send an estimated time of arrival to other Twitter users.

The upgrade will also extend Yelp, Trip Advisor, Expedia, and Twitter all Go Live devices beyond the 1535M.

Live services also include Google Local Search, fuel price updates and five-day weather forecasts.

 Go Live service costs $59.95/year, but a free 12-month subscription is included with the purchase of a compatible PND.
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