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TomTom to guide VWs

TomTom has announced an agreement with the Volkswagen Group to bring its traffic service to its cars across Europe, beginning with Audi and Volkswagen.

TomTom is a global leader in traffic information, with one of the most extensive bases of real-time GPS probes in the world, detecting the actual traffic situation on all roads.

Volkswagen and Audi drivers will now benefit from the most accurate TomTom service available on the market with over 100 million kilometers of roads covered. Navigation systems can propose reliable alternative routes, saving drivers hours of travel time annually, while actively reducing fuel consumption.

Load shedding is causing chaos at the moment with increased road traffic,” said TomTom Africa general manager Etienne Louw. “In accordance with the TomTom Traffic Manifesto, we believe that partnerships like the one with Volkswagen will alleviate traffic congestion for all road users. TomTom’s top quality traffic is already available in South Africa and used by thousands of drivers around the country every day. It is like having your own personal traffic helicopter looking after you – priceless.

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