TomTom has introduced their popular HD Traffic service as a browser-based service for PC and Mac users today.
The service, which has been implemented into TomTom’s satnav units for some time now, will give people in 18 countries access to up-to-the-minute traffic info for their town or city.
“You won’t find a more accurate or reliable source of live traffic information anywhere”, says Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Traffic Director TomTom. “The live traffic map is the perfect starting point for anyone planning a journey or who needs the most up-to-date view of the traffic on the road. By giving more drivers access to TomTom HD Traffic, we hope that we can start to make better use of the road network and start to reduce traffic congestion for everyone.”
We’ve checked it out and it works pretty nicely, though the interface is a tad clunky right now. The information available on traffic is very accurate and pretty informative, and it’s nice to be able to see what traffic could lie ahead on a route before you leave the house, instead of seeing the jam on your TomTom just minutes before you get stuck in it.
TomTom’s HD Traffic for PC and Mac is available now over at http://www.tomtom.com/livetraffic, and is available in Europe and South Africa at present.