New TomTom Models – 730 and 930
TomTom has just announced new GO models available at the end of April, the 930 and the 730. The two big new features of these models are what TomTom is calling IQ Routes, which uses historical data of average driver speed on road segments to calculate estimated travel time rather than posted speed limit data as well as a lane guidance feature.
Similar to the NAVIGON Reality View, the Active Lane Guidance feature draws representations of complex intersections with lane guidance information.
The innovative IQ Routes™ technology is based on actual average speeds measured on roads, rather than posted speed limits. This means that the new TomTom GO range determines a route by considering all possible routes and then selecting the one that takes the least time based on recent historical data. In almost 50% of all journeys, this results in a faster route, and saves significant travel time, fuel, and money. This technology also takes into account all the factors that may influence the time it takes drivers to get to their destination, including traffic lights, rotaries, steep slopes and speed bumps.
In addition, the new TomTom GO series includes TomTom’s Advanced Lane Guidance feature. Advanced Lane Guidance provides users with realistic representations of complex highway junctions and lane-specific visual directions that take the stress out of navigating these otherwise difficult junctions. Static images of road signs, in the same color as the ones displayed on the road, ensure that drivers have an even more realistic view of the road ahead, and their specific route.
Again, expect to be able to get your hands on these by the end of April. The 730 will be $450. The 730T with traffic will be $500. Step up to the 930 for $500, and the 930T with traffic for $550.