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TomTom launches Traffic Checker

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TomTom says it’s solving what it calls “the commuter dilemma” – knowing when to leave home to get to work on time – with the launch of its new Traffic Checker app.


It says the service 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 company says, 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.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom consumer, said, “Commuters don’t have it easy – the daily grind of getting to, and from, work, can be incredibly frustrating.  At TomTom, we’re obsessed with making driving a more relaxed experience. Based on feedback from our customers, we developed Traffic Checker for TomTom MyDrive.  Now drivers will better understand when they need to leave the house, or the office, to get to their destination on time.  We’ve finally solved the headache of the commuter dilemma.”

MyDrive is available for iOS and Android™ devices and on desktop at


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