TomTom brings new advanced features to satnav review

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TomTom’s consistently impressive range of in-car satellite navigation units is set for another revision with the upcoming 930T, which includes the company’s unique IQ routes technology along with advanced lane guidance.

IQ routes is a new feature that allows the device to approximate more accurate journey times than ever before, using real measured speeds on roads rather than static speed limits. TomTom estimates that this will have an impact on around 50 percent of calculated journeys, allowing it to more accurately plan a faster route to save you time on the road.

Advanced lane guidance is designed to better prepare the driver with information on the journey ahead, with more realistic views and enhanced instructions of current surroundings. Quite how much better this will be than the current ‘lane assistant’ features found on recent satnavs is yet to be seen, but it certainly looks as though these sorts of advancements will make it all but impossible to get lost or take a wrong turn at even the busiest of junctions.

The new 930T is expected in stores at the end of April, and we’ll be looking to bring you an in-depth test here on IT Reviews as soon as we can get our grubby mitts on one.