TomTom can now automatically open your garage door when you get home

TomTom can now automatically open your garage door when you get home

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Amsterdam-based navigation technology specialist TomTom has announced the launch of the TomTom GO Premium. The new service comes packed with a lot of features, is fully connected, and has a smart navigation device. This new state-of-the-art satellite navigation (satnav) is built with safety in mind, assists drivers throughout their journey from before they get in the car, through to the last few steps to their destination.

IFTTT integration

The TomTom GO Premium, with TomTom’s powerful navigation and traffic information new features include IFTTT (If This Then That) integration, which helps drivers stay connected to all the things that matter in a connected world. IFTTT functionality lets the TomTom GO Premium connect to home devices, interact with personal digital assistants, sync appointments, and get notifications. For example, when you arrive home, the gate or garage door will automatically open, and when leaving the house, the lights will switch off.

TomTom MyDrive companion app

Before getting into the vehicle, built-in Wi-Fi will ensure that the software and maps are up-to-date, while the driver can use the TomTom MyDrive companion app to pre-plan their route, sending their destination to the device. During the drive, the TomTom GO Premium can share location and arrival time with contacts, and once the destination has been reached, the satnav hands over to the TomTom MyDrive app to direct them on foot to the true final destination.

Mike Schoofs, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer, said:

We’ve thought about every moment of a driver’s journey and enriched the driver’s experience before and after they get in their car. We continue to innovate by adding new features like IFTTT integration to the TomTom GO Premium, offering the driver a connected car experience.

Celebrating a major milestone

The new TomTom GO Premium is being launched as the company celebrates a major milestone: 100 million TomTom navigation products sold. To celebrate, the device will come in both a standard and special edition called TomTom GO Premium X which comes with a brushed gold finish and is only available on TomTom’s website.

Schoofs added:

We are celebrating 100 million navigation products sold, and I’m really proud that we have reached this incredible milestone. Millions of existing customers trust TomTom for their daily commute, to plan a trip for the weekend, or go on a holiday. Going forward we will continue to grow our community of drivers to help create the best driving experience.

The 5” or 6” fully-interactive touchscreen TomTom GO Premium is available in Europe on TomTom’s online store, at selected e-tailers and in-store for €329.95 (5”) / €379.95 (6”).

Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has offices in 30 countries and offers consumers smart mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and services.

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