TomTom launches new map service

Satellite navigation manufacturer TomTom has announced a new map update service that allows users to download new map releases through the firm's website.

The service is available to all new and existing TomTom customers, with prices starting from £7.95 per quarter, depending on the model of device.

New maps become available every quarter for the duration of a user's subscription, and each map incorporates all changes in the road network that have been validated by Tele Atlas. They can be downloaded through TomTom HOME, TomTom's free desktop software.

"The introduction of the Map Update Service completes our already extensive map offering", said Corinne Vigreux, TomTom's managing director.

"The world's road infrastructure changes up to 15% each year and with TomTom's Map Update Service, TomTom Map Share and our latest map guarantee, users can now also keep up with these changes, providing them with even more accurate and up-to-date navigation."

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