We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

TomTom launches free online route planner

Web service features live traffic information

TomTom has launched a free online route planner. Currently available in a closed beta testing programme, the route planner lets users create a door-to-door route that uses 500 billion historic speed measurements taken from across the world, along with live traffic information to offer what TomTom describes as "precise travel time predictions".

TomTom said it will ensure maps are up to date by transfering map corrections reported by users of the Map Share system on TomTom satnavs to the online route planner.

TomTom GO 730 review

"Users who do not have a navigation device can now also benefit from our high-quality routing before starting their journey, giving them a chance to plan their day more efficiently than ever before," says Harold Goddijn, TomTom's chief executive officer.

Users that want to take part in the beta testing can register now one TomTom's website. Alternatively, if the trial is successful the online route planner will be rolled out worldwide, although TomTom doesn't have an estimated date for this yet.

See also: TomTom GO x40 LIVE sat nav


IDG UK Sites

Best iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 deals: Find the best contract for your new iPad

IDG UK Sites

The iPhone is doomed. Doomed to be marginally less successful than a very successful thing.

IDG UK Sites

How to prototype native mobile apps without writing code

IDG UK Sites

How to prepare for and update to OS X Yosemite: Get your Mac ready to download & install Apple's...