With the latest GPS technology it is now possible to avoid heavily congested traffic and to be diverted to roads that are less busy. Information from GPS devices, tracking systems and even cellular phones all contribute towards identifying heavily congested areas – and this information can be used to provide important information for HD Traffic solutions.
Traffic congestion has a much wider impact than merely the fender bender collisions at slow speed. Traffic congestion leads to increased frustrations and many drivers try to make up for lost time by speeding and driving at inappropriate speeds when leaving the congested area!
If the driver is able to anticipate congested areas – this might well reduce these frustrations and result in reduced car insurance claims!
What is HD Traffic?
TomTom HD Traffic – or High Definition Traffic is a revolution in traffic information offering the road user the best coverage, the most updates from the best sources and is fully automated. It is now possible to receive detailed incident reports about the length and reason of the delays, the most accurate delay information, travel- and arrival times, and alternative route proposals. All this information is sent directly to the TomTom navigation system.
“We are constantly launching innovating technologies to save the driver’s time, money and fuel.” says Joost Jetten, Vice President Sales Sub Sahara Africa. “Our unique innovations guarantee the fastest routes, so users are empowered to confidently deal with the ever-changing road situation we face in South Africa.”
The latest in TomTom GPS technology now unlocks the power of online Local Search with Google allowing users to navigate to millions of locations at the tap of a screen, whether they are looking for a sushi restaurant, a shopping mall or the closest place to buy flowers for a loved one. As weather plays an important role in everyday travel drivers will now be able to receive the latest weather updates including a five-day weather forecast.
Technology should reduce car insurance claims
We would like to urge road users to use technology in the process of avoiding car insurance claims through safe driving. We often refer to the dangers of cellular phones and texting while driving. We also refer to the dangers of iPods and other driver distractions and how this could contribute to car accidents.
Technology should however not be a mere driver distraction –but rather a powerful tool to enhance road safety!!
Also view this on the Arrive Alive website: TomTom Route Planner