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◦ Know exactly which lane to take with LANE GUIDANCE; never miss a turn with easy turn-by-turn directions
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◦ Save your mobile data and battery using OFFLINE MAPS, while driving with up-to-date GPS navigation.
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One of the best navigation apps
I’ve tried Waze, Apple Maps, Google Maps, and various others on the store and this is by far one of the most polished. The subtle overlay of buildings in 3D is a nice touch.
There’s only one reason I’ll be sticking with my current map app over TomTom Go: there is no automatic turn by turn direction list in Car Play mode. You can click through settings / current route / instructions to see a list but it doesn’t auto update and is a little cumbersome. By default, CarPlay just shows a map on the car and phone screens. It’s just enough of an inconvenience to keep me from subscribing currently and using as my main nab app, but I’ll be watching future versions. Harry
Worst I’ve tried
I think I’ve tried every navigation system that is ever been available. I have to say that this one was absolutely the worst. I went ahead and signed up for the trial, because I wanted to see if maybe it was worth paying the money, if it was that good as an app! However, the first thing I found in firing it up, was that the maps look faded and hard to read. I installed it on an iPad but it doesn’t size to the iPad without just doubling it. that’s not that big of a deal since I normally would be using it on my phone, but I still found it interesting. But most profoundly, I live on a cliff and the navigation starts down at the bottom of the cliff where there’s a road, and navigates me to where I want to go from there, except that I’m not down there. I fired up a couple other navigation apps to make sure that it wasn’t a problem with the GPS correctly identifying where I was. Harry
I really wanted to give this app a top rating but I can’t. Unlike prior versions, the current version of this app when used with Apple CarPlay is way too unstable. It often freezes and requires a restart while driving which is annoying and sometimes very difficult to do safely. No other CarPlay navigation app I have ever used has frozen even once. Also, a strength of this app had been its ability to guide to an alternate route when traffic warrants. Several versions ago they got rid of this and replaced it with a green line on the screen showing a faster route but without the audio guidance. This requires the driver to study the screen, usually in heavy traffic, to figure out the alternative and follow it, a task that is often difficult and dangerous while driving, making this feature useless. There is a lot to like in this app but tomtom has a lot of work to do to get it to top tier. Allen, TomTom Team
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At the end of 2007, TomTom was on top of the world. The Dutch satnav maker had taken record revenues of €634m (£445m) in the Christmas quarter, sold a record 4.2m devices, and was making a net profit of €107m, an all-time high. The fall, when it came, was going to be hard, and it took less than two years: by the first quarter of 2009, revenues had slumped to €213m and it recorded a net loss of €37m.
What happened? Corinne Vigreux, the chief executive who is also one of TomTom’s four co-founders, puts it down to two factors: “The economic crisis in 2008 – plus smartphones became popular, and Google began offering navigation for free on [Android-powered] phones.”
The arrival of a search engine company in the field of in-car navigation is not the sort of threat you would normally plan for. But Vigreux, 50, has seen enough change in the technology business to know that “your competitors come from different fields – they’re not the ones you expect them to be. Hilton Hotels would never have expected their margins would be eaten away by Airbnb. Every company starts with a blank sheet of paper, and some of them then arrive like a tsunami.”
For TomTom, survival would quickly become a matter of adapting to the new reality, in which Google could undermine the paid-for satnav business – which was then selling millions of units each quarter – with software that would quickly be in everyone’s hands. But where would the money come from?
TomTom had already decided that the future lay in providing map data and telematics for vehicle makers. In July 2007, it made a €2bn offer for Tele Atlas, the company’s map data supplier, which was one of only two independent mapping companies (and also supplied Google). In October 2007, Nokia bid €5.7bn for Navteq, the other independent. US-based Garmin tried to snatch Tele Atlas, but a brief bidding war saw TomTom prevail with a €2.9bn bid; the deal closed in June 2008.
But the stock market did not like TomTom’s purchase, which was funded by debt and a new share issue. Its shares plunged from their high of €64. 80. At the start of 2009, the company wrote off more than €1bn on the Tele Atlas purchase. Shares hit an all-time low of €2.84.
For Vigreux, however, reinvention and building from the ground up is what she is used to. Her first managerial role was running exports at Psion, the iconic and hugely influential British technology company, in the 1990s. She travelled widely, which was her original aim in getting into business. “North Africa, Israel, Europe,” she said, having joined Psion from business school in 1987.
Psion was a stalwart of British technology, producing a much loved handheld computer series that rivalled the Palm, from the US, in the 1990s. But the rise of mobile phones pushed it to a software-only path: its Symbian software became the basis of the first successful range of smartphones, from Nokia.
Vigreux is following a similar route. After four years at Psion – “it was one of the most interesting tech startups around; we learned a lot, there was a bunch of smart people” – she moved to Holland to join a software distributor for the Psion and other handhelds, and then helped set up TomTom in 1991. Initially, it made business-facing products for meter reading and barcodes for the popular handhelds – Palm Pilot, Compaq iPaq and Psion Series 5. Smartphones were not yet in use.
At first, it wrote mapping applications for the handhelds, squeezing data into tiny (by today’s standards) amounts of storage. “It was very difficult to put everything into one product; we had a city [map] product, but we were already very good at compressing data so we could fit it in.”
The company then saw an opportunity to make mapping devices for consumers. Before May 2000, civilian GPS systems were accurate to within only 100 metres; only the military could get its “full” accuracy of a few metres. But a Bill Clinton-enacted change made it open, and Vigreux and the team at TomTom saw an opportunity.
Rather than having to rely on people who already owned expensive PDAs, they realised they could sell them dedicated objects for less. The first, the TomTom GO, cost £499 and was released in March 2004. “And the first touchscreen,” Vigreux says proudly. “We created the [satnav] category.”
The emergence of Google Maps was one of the key reasons for TomTom’s revenues and profits plunging after 2007. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters
The market exploded; Vigreux and the team, now 40-strong, saw the business grow from revenues of €42m to €1.8bn in four years. “We probably drove the Ferrari close to the cliff a few times,” she says, laughing. “It’s not so much the technology that’s difficult to handle; it’s the part of the iceberg that you don’t see – the operations, the planning, the forecasts – and that’s with a four-to-six-month lead time for some of the products.” Coping with growth was a challenge: “It got faster and faster, without a stop button.”
The abrupt braking, when it came, hit the company hard. In mid-2011, it recorded another €500m write-off on the dwindling outlook for the standalone satnav market. Tele Atlas services generated much smaller revenues than selling physical devices; in retrospect, the purchases of Tele Atlas and Navteq were fuelled by legitimate fears that Google and smartphones would change the world of mapping, away from high-priced profitable devices to lower-priced services. And keeping maps updated is expensive – the world keeps changing. The analyst Horace Dediu estimates that each mapmaker’s annual upkeep costs are at least $1bn.
As a result, TomTom is seeking new sources of revenue beyond in-car satnavs. It recently collaborated with Nike on a sports watch with inbuilt GPS.
However, it is the potential for self-driving vehicles that Vigreux is most keen to exploit. She said: “They will have a massive impact on the way we live. At present, our cars aren’t used very much in the day; maybe when they can drive themselves it’ll be more efficient, and there will be fewer on the road.” The key, though, will be the mapping data, and information about road conditions. This is where TomTom hopes to eke out an advantage by offering 3D features that it can update in real time – quicker than Google.
Meanwhile, Nokia is selling Navteq, rebranded as HERE, with a price tag that could top £2.5bn, and the most likely buyer is a consortium of German luxury carmakers: Audi, BMW and the Mercedes-Benz owner, Daimler.
TomTom is a smaller business now: its first-quarter revenues were €205m with an operating profit of €21.4m, but net loss of €7m. Despite this, Vigreux says she is optimistic about the future. Yet she still frets about the state of consumer electronics companies in Europe compared to their rivals in the US. Vigreux said: “In Europe, we invented GSM [the system used worldwide for mobile phones]. Today everyone uses a phone. Yet there aren’t any big European players in the field. Consumer technology makers are disappearing: Nokia, Sagem, Philips, Alcatel.” Nokia sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft last year – it now makes mobile network equipment.
And she is proud that “we’re the only entrepreneurial consumer electronics company to come out of Europe with a global business”. So why the lack of others? Waze and DeepMind, two of the most innovative non-US companies (in travel and artificial intelligence) were both snapped up by Google. “Maybe we sell out too quickly – look at Skype as well,” Vigreux says. “Regulation might be part of it, but in the end the technology that consumers believe in and demand will win. Look at Uber – it is coming to a market that was over-regulated.
“But we shouldn’t look for excuses. Maybe there isn’t the right ecosystem of capital, entrepreneurs and universities together. But we have got the talent and the creativity.”
Does she support the idea of quotas for women in boardrooms? Vigreux replies: “I think some countries do need quotas, just to put it under the spotlight. But it’s better just done naturally. If we want more women in the board, then we need more executives, so you need more earlier in the organisation, and they need a career path through the organisation.”
In fact, she thinks, the lack of talented staff is “the biggest issue most organisations are facing. You have to fish in a bigger pond to fill those gaps. So of course you should look at women too”.
Vigreux is always watching out for new challengers, having seen Google come from nowhere to undermine what was a solid business. But for now, she is keeping her balance – and finding a new route through all the change.
Corinne Vigreux. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/EPA/Corbis
Born: Lyon, France, December 1964
University: MBA ESSEC Business School, Paris
1987-1993: Psion UK
1994: co-founded Palmtop Software – later rebranded as TomTom
Since 2008: managing director, sales director and chief commercial officer, TomTom NV
Recipient of the Legion d’Honneur
Languages: French, English, Dutch, German
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The Finnish Foreign Ministry said it agreed with the conclusions of the Norwegian military that interference in the GPS navigation system during NATO exercises was caused by Russian actions, but considered it inappropriate to disclose the details of this case to the public, according to the ministry’s website.
The ministry added that the authorities continue to investigate the incident and are discussing the matter with Russia through diplomatic channels. Finland’s position is that such actions should not jeopardize air traffic, the country’s Foreign Ministry stressed.
On November 9, the Finnish military reported that they had detected a malfunction in the GPS. Malfunctions were observed in the north and north-east of the country, because of the failure, the Finnish Air Navigation Service issued a warning to pilots. A week before, the military from Norway noticed a malfunction in the GPS. They attributed the failures to Russian activity, which, they say, has increased against the backdrop of NATO exercises Trident Juncture.
Later, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipilä did not rule out that GPS failures could have occurred due to Russian actions. “Technically, it’s relatively easy to disrupt a radio signal, and it’s possible that Russia is behind it,” he said. The prime minister called the incident a message for the participants in the exercises.
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov, when asked about problems with GPS, said that “there is a tendency to accuse Russia of all mortal and other sins,” adding that, as a rule, such accusations have no basis.
On November 13, the Norwegian Ministry of Defense officially named Russia as responsible for GPS failures that occurred from October 16 to November 7.
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Users reported problems with GPS in Moscow – RBC
A number of users of services based on GPS technology encountered errors in their work in Moscow. Experts called the problem local and suggested that this may be due to the operation of systems against drones. using technology for work. In particular, a representative of the Moscow taxi fleet Elitplus told RBC that for a short period of time there was a failure in the operation of GPS systems and drivers complained about this. He also noted that a failure was observed in the system of dispatching logistics parks for 20 minutes: drivers could not enter their personal account, the activity level was not displayed, the system gave an error, but at the time of the request, the problem had already been resolved.
RBC sources put forward several versions, which may be related to problems in the GPS.
According to one of the interlocutors, the problems are caused by the fact that Kaspersky Lab is testing the system against drones. The company has several stations in the capital, including in the city center, each of which covers a zone with a radius of 1 km. “When testing these stations, navigators periodically go crazy,” he said.
Another interlocutor recalled that the authorities had previously used GPS jammers in the Kremlin area for anti-terrorism or defense purposes. “Because of this, being on Red Square, navigators could determine their location as Sheremetyevo Airport. This is standard practice for anti-drone systems: most serious drones have a system for blocking flights in the area of airports, ”he explained.
Head of Kaspersky Antidrone at Kaspersky Lab, Vladimir Turov, denied the connection of problems with the operation of their system: “GPS jamming is a dangerous technology that does not allow the drone to safely return to the take-off point. It is not used in our solution.” At the same time, he noted that there are several vendors on the market that “uncontrollably sell devices with the GPS jamming function to civilian customers,” and suggested that one of the users of such devices could be the cause of the failure. Turov said that the company did not notice any problems in the operation of GPS, but made a reservation that they, in principle, do not monitor radio broadcasts in the range of this technology.
Another interlocutor of RBC indicated that on October 12 there were interruptions in the work of not only GPS, but also various kinds of Internet services. He linked it to DDoS attacks. According to Vedomosti, on October 11 and 12, repairs were carried out on the technical means of countering threats that Roskomnadzor installed on the networks of the largest telecom operators to restrict access to resources prohibited in the country. Because of these works, mobile subscribers of MTS and VimpelCom (Beeline brand), as well as home Internet users of Rostelecom, could open the Instagram service blocked in Russia (owned by Meta Platforms, which was recognized as an extremist organization).
But another RBC source in one of the satellite operators insists that the operation of communication networks and navigation systems are not directly related. According to him, the accuracy or reliability of navigation information from American GPS or Russian GLONASS “can be compromised in various ways: for example, in Moscow, in some areas, a system of forced coarsening of signals from these navigation systems is operating.”
A representative of Yandex.Maps insists that GPS failures affect all services and devices that use geolocation, from navigation applications to fitness bracelets, but are not related to the infrastructure of the Internet services themselves. The latter, according to him, do not decode the signal from the satellite, but receive a ready-made erroneous coordinate from the device – a smartphone or tablet.
Andrey Ionin, Corresponding Member of the Tsiolkovsky Russian Academy of Cosmonautics, has previously warned that the United States has the ability to cause GPS errors in Russia. “They have repeatedly demonstrated that GPS has the ability not to disable, but the so-called spoofing. When satellites fly over a certain territory – the Middle East, Yugoslavia, they correct their data, as a result, the user’s location shifts by hundreds of meters, ”he said.
This was also confirmed by RBC’s source in the navigation market, but at the same time he pointed out that, unlike the Russian GLONASS, the GPS operator has the ability to systematically distort the signal, but has not used it “for the last 20 years.” “If the US did this now, we would see massive user complaints,” he said. According to the source, most navigation equipment, including smartphones and tablets, uses signals from two or even four systems (in addition to GPS and GLONASS, these are European Galileo and Chinese BeiDou). But many mainstream devices have chips designed by US companies that prioritize GPS, so users experience location errors if the system doesn’t work properly. “But there are many devices in which the location is tied to only one system, for example, devices connected to the ERA-GLONASS state information system are configured only for the domestic system and will continue to work correctly even in the event of GPS interference,” he said.