TOMTOM release details of navigator 6

Today TomTom released details of their TomTom Navigator 6 release.

TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 will be available from September 2006. It is available as a stand alone software product or bundled together with a mobile phone or PDA  through retailers. TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 will cost from £69.

The key new features from their press release are:

Contact navigation: Navigate direct to contacts stored in your address book
Arrival time planning: Plan a route based on your desired arrival time
Expanded Points of Interest searching: Navigate to a POI near current driving location, near home, near destination or along route
Speeding alert: Notifies the driver if they’re speeding, even if they're not in navigation mode
Pre-installed Safety Camera database: The most up-to-date available list of safety cameras is pre-installed
Safety Lock: Disables a number of menu items before driving, ensuring that maximum attention is kept on the road
Realistic visual instructions: Visuals replicate road signs, making them easier to follow
Pedestrian navigation view: 2D map which is fixed in one position to allow better orientation when navigating on foot

Comments (1)
  1. bob says:

    Does it provide Directions with Highway/Freeway name on USA freeways? It is sometimes really confusing when it speaks/shows freeway and doesn’t display/speak what direction (east/north/west/south) to take.

    Is this part improved in version 6?

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