Posted on 13-Jul-2010 18:12.
Filed under: News
TomTom today has introduced the XL 250 GPS in New Zealand, with wider and more accessible screen navigation. The TomTom XL 250 comes with an extra-large 4.3” wide screen and an easier to use menu. TomTom’s array of navigation features is also included: Advanced Lane Guidance; Spoken Street Names; Safety Cameras; Map Share; and IQ Routes.
“The TomTom XL 250 is cutting-edge navigation technology for all,” says Chris Kearney, Vice President Marketing, TomTom Asia Pacific. “The XL 250 features all of our core navigation smarts, but with an intuitive new menu designed with a first time user in mind.”
Through IQ Routes, the TomTom XL 250 makes smart use of the driving experiences of millions of TomTom users worldwide – tapping into over 1.3 trillion actual speed measurements to plan the fastest route, any time of day and any day of the week. Calculations take into account peak hour, traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, school zones and even shopping crowds, every minute of every day.
With TomTom Map Share technology, drivers can make local corrections to their own map and download free corrections made by other drivers in the TomTom community.
TomTom’s Latest Map Guarantee also assures users are guaranteed to start with the latest GeoSmart map available.
The Advanced Lane Guidance feature clearly shows which lane to take at junctions so you don’t miss your turn. On the most difficult highway intersections the device shows realistic 3D representation of the junctions.
Advanced Lane Guidance comes as a standard feature with the XL 250 and XXL 550, or by updating to the Winter map via Latest Map Guarantee for customers who purchase a new ONE 140, XL 340, GO 750 or GO 950. Owners of other TomTom devices may (depending on model) activate Advance Lane Guidance on their TomTom GPS by purchasing the Winter map of New Zealand or by purchasing TomTom’s new Map Update Service for four maps delivered in the next 12 months.
Advanced Lane Guidance is just one of the safety enhancement technologies which feature prominently in the TomTom XL 250. Other safety features include speed limit warnings, safety cameras, and the Help me! menu for direct access to emergency numbers and directions.
The TomTom XL 250 is available in retailers throughout New Zealand from mid July 2010 with a RRP of NZ$299.