TomTom is aiming to solve the ‘commuter dilemma’ with its new free app that gives customized traffic reports to help drivers avoid jams.
It’s called TomTom Traffic Checker and it is available now, for Android and Apple devices, as part of the updated TomTom MyDrive app.
Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director of TomTom consumer, said: “Commuters don’t have it easy – the daily grind of getting to, and from, work, can be incredibly frustrating.
“Now drivers will better understand when they need to leave the house, or the office, to get to their destination on time.”
The app has been created to provide personalised notifications on drivers’ smartphones so that they can understand if, and why, there is traffic congestion on their commute.
In addition, the notifications allow the driver to tap through to the MyDrive app to see the fastest available route to their destination. Routes can be transferred to a TomTom navigation device by clicking a button in the app.