TomTom MyDrive lets you control sat nav from your smartphone

TomTom has launched MyDrive, an app designed to forge a link between your car and your mobile device.

Drivers will be able to use the app to check out a wealth of information before they actually get in their car.

The app is compatible with both iOS, Android, and desktop PCs, and works with the entire TomTom Go sat nav line-up.

So what can you actually do? For a start, you can check out real-time traffic information before a journey.

Other sat nav services offer a similar service, but the app brings this to the TomTom Go line for the first time.

You’ll also be able to plan routes and send destinations to your compatible sat nav direct from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
TomTom MyDrive

“As soon as the driver gets in the car, they are ready to leave,” explained a TomTom spokesperson.

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Users can also set favourite destinations on the app, including home and work locations. Custom ‘Points of Interest’ lists can be imported too.

MyDrive launches with some innovative features – all designed to make the driving experience more seamless,” explained Corinne Vigreux, TomTom’s Consumer co-founder and MD.

“From knowing when to leave so that you arrive on time, to making your map personal with your favourite places.”

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TomTom also confirmed that it would be opening up the platform to developers, so that third-parties can tinker with the software.

Owners of the new TomTom Go 510, 610, 5100, or 6100 will have the software built-in. Anyone with an older model will need to update the system to make use of the app integration.