INDIANAPOLIS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 8, 2011 — TomTom today unveiled a new navigation device for the North American market designed for businesses to deliver clear bottom-line benefits. The PRO 7150 from TomTom Business Solutions, the business unit of TomTom dedicated to commercial vehicle fleets, offers improved route guidance and faster route calculation to help drivers save time spent on the road.
"In business, time is money, so with a fleet of vehicles on the road eight or more hours a day, every minute saved on a journey delivers real savings,” said Michael Geffroy, vice president of sales, North America for TomTom Business Solutions. “The TomTom PRO 7150 enables fleet operators to navigate with greater ease to their destinations via the fastest routes, which ultimately allows them to spend more time with their customers and less time on the road."
The PRO 7150 features lifetime traffic updates** to help drivers avoid traffic delays and TomTom IQ Routes™, which evaluates routes based on actual traffic speeds rather than posted speed limits to recommend the fastest route for the time of day and provide more accurate arrival times. The device also features premium maps of the US, Canada and Mexico with lifetime updates**. Additionally, with Eco Routes, fleet drivers are guided via more fuel-efficient routes – saving the fleet money, as well as reducing the impact on the environment. Furthermore, the new device is equipped with:
- A 5-inch, capacitive touch screen and a brighter display;
- More-intuitive software so fleet drivers can route to any destination within a few taps;
- Easy map viewing so fleet drivers can navigate through menu screens with just a swipe of the finger;
- A new click and lock mount to secure the device.
As part of the TomTom WORKsmart™ solution, the PRO 7150 offers connectivity to allow for easy fleet management and access to LIVE Services. TomTom LIVE Services give the professional driver access to LIVE Traffic information, as well as Speed Cameras, Local Search and TomTom Weather. Additionally, WORKsmart™ functionality includes vehicle tracking, job dispatch, time management, eco driving and management reporting and is available via a TomTom WEBFLEET® subscription.
Features Overview of the PRO 7150:
The devices offer exciting new features that enhance drivers’ user experience, including:
- Instant and continuous routing
- Expanded driving view on 5-inch touch screen
- Crisp, sharp graphics and intuitive user menus
- Pinch-to-zoom and swipe from screen-to-screen using gestures
- Bluetooth® hands free calling* to maximize safety
- Voice recognition to operate the device with verbal commands
- A click & lock mount to keep the device securely mounted while driving
- Lifetime Traffic and Map Updates**
- Announces Street Names
- Advanced Lane Guidance
Availability and pricing:
The new TomTom PRO 7150 will be made available in North America in Q2 2011 via authorized business partners. The PRO 7150 recommended retail price is $399.95. LIVE Services require a subscription to TomTom WEBFLEET®.
About TomTom N.V.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is the world’s leading supplier of location and navigation products and services focused on providing all drivers with the world’s best navigation experience. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.
Our products include portable navigation devices, in-dash infotainment systems, fleet management solutions, maps and real-time services, including the award-winning TomTom HD Traffic.
For the world’s most up-to-date route planner, including live traffic information please visit www.routes.tomtom.com.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com.
TomTom Business Solutions is a leading provider of fleet management solutions, and is recognised as the fastest growing Telematics Service Provider (TSP) for commercial fleets in Europe. TomTom Business Solutions is fully dedicated to commercial vehicle fleets and has been operating under the TomTom WORK brand for the past 5 years. TomTom Business Solutions’ WORKsmart fleet management solutions integrate navigation, dispatch and tracking through a combination of industry-leading hardware, software and maps.
* Compatible mobile phone required