TomTom to Update iPhone GPS App for Free


TomTom announced today it will provide a free update to its iPhone navigation app—if it ever gets approved by Apple. That’s right, these updates have yet to be approved by Apple, but TomTom assures iPhone users that the application will soon be available. The new features are being submitted for review today. TomTom says that these advanced features will please iPhone and TomTom fans alike. Here’s the list of hopeful new features for the update:

-Advanced lane guidance giving drivers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions. For the first time this is in both landscape and portrait mode.

– Text-to-speech helping motorists to keep their eyes on the road by enabling street names and places to be read aloud as part of the spoken instructions.

– “Help Me” providing direct access to emergency numbers and directions to the nearest emergency providers.

– Updated map and safety camera database**.

– Customizable audio warnings when approaching safety cameras or driving over the speed limit, increasing driver safety and saving money.

– iPod player control ensuring drivers can conveniently control their music from within the application.

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