TomTom, the Dutch manufacturer of automotive navigation systems announced the release of its latest map update.
In total, 1.5 million km of new roads have been added to TomTom’s global map between May 2011 and May 2012. Major map changes include adding 107, 000 km of new road networks in Brazil, and updating 12,000 km of motorways in Spain.
Maps have been extended to cover greater areas of Mexico, Malaysia and Indonesia. Southern Africa maps now include more unpaved roads in rural areas for better routing and more accurate estimated times of arrival.
In addition, TomTom announced the TomTom Via 130, featuring a new Speak & Go function.
Drivers can control the device with just the sound of their voice, as well as making hands-free calls, which helps them keep their hands on the wheel and their focus on the road.
The first two Tom Tom to receive the Speak & Go feature will be the 5-inch screen Via 135 and the 4.3-inch screen Via 130. Both also feature lane change assistance, integrated phone if you have Bluetooth and IQ Routes, which calculates the best itinerary for you according to actual road speeds.