TomTom

Insurance premiums could fall with monitoring sat nav

Monday, February 20th, 2012

It has been revealed that satellite navigation giant TomTom  has signed up with Motaquote insurers to bring a new monitoring sat nav to market, which could help drivers to cut car insurance costs.

As most drivers are only too well aware, the cost of insurance cover has soared over recent years, making it more and more difficult for drivers to run and maintain their vehicles. The cost of cover has become crippling for some drivers, particularly younger drivers with less experience on the road. However, there could be some good news for those who are prepared to take steps to reduce their car insurance cover.

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Conflict of interests mean Clarkson sat nav deal is scrapped

Monday, November 7th, 2011

It has been revealed that a deal between sat nav manufacturing giant Tom Tom and the BBC has been scrapped due to conflict of interests arising over one of its big stars voicing a sat nav.

There are many sat nav systems that use the voices of stars to tell us which direction to take, bringing a novelty factor to these satellite navigation systems and making them a little more appealing compared to some of the sat navs that use the standard, sometimes droning, voices that are more likely to send us to sleep than to send us in the right direction.

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