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A JOINT venture between Toyota GB and IS Solutions, getmethere.co.uk is a website that aims to help you plan every aspect of a journey.

The homepage has the usual top menu and opts for a splash overloaded with options, which inevitably makes it look cluttered.

To plan a journey, go to the Route Planning section for printable step-by-step driving directions for any route in the UK and Europe.

Fill in an online form to request a start location, optional waypoint (service stations) and destination postcode or full address, providing route variables such as fastest, most economic and shortest. At to-scale route map will be brought up and you can opt to display traffic conditions and relevant points of interest.

Drivers can also get traffic, weather, tube and directory updates sent to their phones or on demand via WAP. This option isn’t new to the route-planning website genre, along with many other feature throughout the site, but the fact that it works well and is included puts the user in an interactive environment.

The option to save previous journey details in the Location Manager section is also available, saving time in the event of a repeat trip.

From the maps section, getmethere.co.uk can provide a customised map displaying how to get to your relevant business’s address on your website.

Another useful feature on the site is the ‘FindMobile’ page. If you need to locate an employee or you lose a phone, getmethere.co.uk can locate it using trangulation and display its position on a map, which can then be sent to your desktop or another phone.

The only factor missing from getmethere.co.uk is travel information, though the site does include a link to travel site opodo.co.uk.

Navigation can become taxing among the vast array of options, but if you ever get lost just go to the site map.

The lowdown

The site: www.getmethere.co.uk.

We like: Lots of options, the customisable aspects add an interactive touch

We don’t like: Cluttered homepage

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