TomTom has announced it will be making its LIVE Services offering, including real-time HD Traffic information, available in Belgium and Portugal this autumn.
At the same time, TomTom and Vodafone Italy have announced an exclusive agreement to bring TomTom HD Traffic and TomTom’s LIVE Services to Italy. The services are expected to be available in Italy from mid 2010.
The traffic information is relayed in real time and securely to TomTom devices thanks to Vodafone Italy’s patented Machine to Machine (M2M) solutions and includes a SIM card with a GPRS connection that have been built into the navigation device. HD Traffic is already available in the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Switzerland and France. It will be available in Belgium and Portugal later this year.
The additional Belgium and Portuguese LIVE Services content can also be used, at no additional cost, by all current TomTom users that have a connected device with LIVE subscription. This means drivers always get the fastest and most realistic route, including the latest traffic delays via HD Traffic, when travelling abroad and when driving in, or through, multiple countries in Europe.
A monthly, flat-fee LIVE Services subscription is available for 9.95 Euro, with no hidden costs. A subscription for LIVE Services can be purchased via TomTom HOME and a free trial period comes with all connected devices. Pre-paid LIVE Services cards can also be purchased from leading retail stores. A six-month subscription card is available for 59.95 Euro. A twelve-month subscription card is available for 99.95 Euro.