What’s in a name? I case you also have a hard time wrapping your head around what this marketing term of TomTom means, a picture paints a thousand words, this is what normal traffic detection system pickup:
Not bad. It’s probably using overhead cameras to detect traffic jams and uses TMC to distribute it to mobile users such as phones and personal navigation devices, and actually Google uses it too as a traffic feature on their navigation software.
HD Traffic adds a whole lot of other sensors to that. Which leads to some pretty different picture:
Amazing isn’t it? It easy to imagine that the shortest route is not always the quickest and having this information surely helps.
- TomTom shows signs of life with Traffic Manifesto, aims to shorten European travel times by 5 percent (engadget.com)
- Drivers Can Outsmart Traffic: Lifetime Traffic Updates Now Available From Total Traffic Network and TomTom (eon.businesswire.com)
- Tomtom declares war on traffic congestion (computeractive.co.uk)
- 10 incredible traffic jam videos, from around the world [Global Traffic] (io9.com)