TomTom ONE 140 and XL 340 GPS units unveiled

Posted on Saturday, Apr 04 2009 @ 17:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TomTom has introduced the 3.5" ONE 140 and 4.3" XL 340 GPS navigation units, these satnavs feature the TomTom IQ Routes and Advanced Lane Guidance features. Previously these features were only available on the more expensive TomTom GO series.
Optimal Routing
The TomTom ONE 140 and XL 340 devices enable users to always drive the smartest and most efficient routes, whenever or wherever they go. The device comes pre-loaded with TomTom’s exclusive IQ Routes Technology, which now incorporates historical speed profile data for both day of week and time of day to calculate the fastest route available based on when the user is actually driving to their destination. IQ Routes Technology is based on anonymous speed profiles gathered over the years by millions of participating TomTom users, and takes into account the real-world factors that influence the speed that drivers can actually expect to travel en route to their destination, such as historical traffic patterns, traffic lights, rotaries, school bus routes, and steeply-sloped roads.

Advanced Lane Guidance
The TomTom ONE 140 and XL 340 devices also incorporate TomTom’s Advanced Lane Guidance feature when navigating in the US. Advanced Lane Guidance provides users with realistic representations of complex highway junctions and lane-specific visual directions that take the stress out of navigating these otherwise challenging areas.

The feature has been enhanced on the new ONE 140 and XL 340 models to include even clearer lane information for complex highway junctions that indicate which lane to take when multiple exits are close together.
Other features:
  • Full maps of North America, now including Mexico.
  • Seven million points of interest, so users have access to information and location details of more restaurants, hotels, gas stations, etc. than ever before.
  • TomTom Map Share™ technology, so users can instantly make specified map improvements on their device and share those with others, completely free of charge.
  • TomTom Help Me! menu and extensive safety features, so users have direct access to safety and emergency services information.
  • TomTom’s newest user menu with an elegant interface that features optimized icons for even easier navigation
  • Award-winning Fold and Go EasyPort® mount, that easily folds to fit in any bag or shirt pocket.
  • TomTom HOME, the free desktop application to keep users’ devices up-to-date at all times. New maps or software versions can be downloaded and users can personalize their device.
  • The TomTom ONE 140 (left) and XL 340 (right) will be available for $179.95 and $229.95, respectively. The S editions with support for spoken street names cost $20 more.

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