TomTom has announced the launch of a new series of car navigation devices, which have been created "to make people feel like they are enjoying a priority driving experience".
The slim new designs feature the expected updates in address search, routing and guidance, as well as access to the most up-to-date maps — but they also feature some interesting new features.
"Average speed limit" is one such feature. "Measurement of average speed on road networks is becoming popular, via average speed check cameras, known as SPECS and VECTOR cameras," TomTom says. "The new TomTom START series provide a feature that will ensure that drivers are aware of their average speed for safer driving."
Advanced Lane Guidance offers extra clarity when navigating difficult junctions, helping to avoid missing turns.
Lifetime Maps mean you won't need to worry about paying for map updates during the lifetime of the product. TomTom claims to have "the most accurate available on the market".
"I am incredibly proud that we keep on bringing innovation to our navigation products, and of our tireless work in making the navigation experience safer and smarter," Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and Managing Director of TomTom Consumer, said.
"We are constantly striving to make more accurate maps, deliver faster and more detailed traffic information, and create smarter routing. This combination is what makes the TomTom driving experience so unique."
"Listening to our customers, we understand the responsibility we have as the most trusted companion to drivers, and with the new TomTom Start series, we're once again honouring that trust and confidence," Vigreux says.
The TomTom Start 42 will retail at $149, the Start 52 at $169, and both will be available in Australia in late May 2016.