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See: Lifetime Maps
IQ Routes is the smart and efficient way to calculate routes. This innovative technology is based on actual average speed data, rather than permitted speed limits. Devices with IQ Routes plan a route by analysing all possible routes and then selecting the one that takes the least time based on recent historical data. This results in a faster route, and saves you money by significantly reducing travel time and fuel usage.
This intelligent routing technology is based on historical speed data collected anonymously from millions of TomTom users worldwide who voluntarily provide us with speed-data from their journeys.
Routes are planned with IQ Routes using all the factors that may influence the time it takes you to get to your destination, including traffic lights, roundabouts, steep slopes, speed bumps and whether you are travelling on a weekday or at the weekend.
Lifetime is the useful life of the device, so means the period of time that TomTom continues to support your device with software updates, services, content or accessories. A device will have reached the end of its life when none of these are available any more.
What does ‘Lifetime Maps’ mean?
You can report map corrections using Map Share. These map corrections are then shared with other TomTom navigation device users when they receive a map update.
All map corrections reported by TomTom navigation device users are verified by TomTom. These verified corrections are then sent back to your own device as part of the next map update.
Most TomTom devices use the signals of at least 4 satellites to get a GPS fix and determine your starting location. This can take longer when the GPS signal is weak or partially blocked. When using QuickGPSfix, your TomTom device retains information about where the GPS satellites will be for the coming days. Your navigation device can then calculate where you are very quickly and with only a weak GPS signal.
The Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is not a TomTom Service. FM radio stations in several countries broadcast TMC information as part of their programming. TMC is also known as RDS-TMC traffic information.
TomTom Traffic is a unique TomTom service providing real-time traffic information. In combination with IQ Routes, TomTom Traffic helps you plan the optimum route to your destination taking into account the current local traffic conditions.
Your navigation device regularly receives information about the changing traffic conditions. If traffic jams or other incidents are found on your current route, your device will offer to replan your route to try and avoid any delays.
To get TomTom services on your navigation device, you must be connected to TomTom services and logged in to a MyTomTom account.
USB is a simple way to connect devices to a computer so that information can be exchanged. Using a USB cable, you can connect a device to the USB port on a computer. Both the device and the computer must have a USB port. USB stands for Universal Serial Bus.
A ZIP file is a file that contains one or more other files. The files in the ZIP file are compressed so that they are smaller. As they are smaller, ZIP files can be downloaded from the internet more quickly.
To use the files in a ZIP file, they must be extracted.