TomTom shows in-car GPS navigation solution for Apple iPhone (with video)
Posted on 13-Jun-2009 08:39
Filed under: News
TomTom has developed a turn-by-turn navigation application and new car kit for the Apple iPhone. The world’s first dedicated in-car navigation solution was demonstrated at Apple WWDC by the company.
Peter-Frans Pauwels, TomTom’s co-founder and CTO, did the first demonstration of TomTom’s navigation software in combination with a specially designed car kit.
The TomTom solution combines two new TomTom products to provide users with state of the art in-car navigation on their iPhone 3G. The first part is the TomTom navigation application for iPhone, an Apple version of TomTom’s turn-by-turn navigation software, including IQ Routes and latest maps from Tele Atlas.
The second component is the TomTom car kit for iPhone, a specially developed car kit for secure docking, enhanced GPS performance, clear voice instructions, hands-free calling and in-car charging.
The TomTom navigation application for iPhone will be available via the Apple iTunes App Store, following the release of Apple’s OS 3.0 operating system.
Details regarding pricing and availability for both the application and the TomTom car kit for iPhone will be made available in advance of the products’ launch later this year.