London, 13 November 2012 – TomTom today releases an update to its Speed Cameras app for iPhone, giving drivers a free 12-month subscription to the Speed Camera service.  The app also includes new features:  drivers will now receive audible and visual speed camera alerts when the app is running in the background or the screen is off. Average speed check support has improved, helping drivers to stay below the limit, even when exiting a tunnel.

TomTom Iphone App

The Speed Cameras app for iPhone warns drivers of upcoming fixed and mobile cameras, helping them to stay safe and avoid fines.  It informs drivers of their speed, the speed limit, the type of camera ahead and the remaining distance to reach it.  With the latest version of the app, both new and existing customers will receive 12 months of the Speed Cameras service for free.  Existing customers will get an extra, free year of the service when their active subscription expires.

“Our Speed Cameras service is already powered by a 1.6 million strong community of drivers. That’s everyone using the service on their navigation device, in-dash navigation system or smartphone.  As more and more drivers share newly added or removed cameras with each other, the service will get even better and benefit from the power of the growing community,” says Gerry Hinds, Vice-President Mobile at TomTom.

The latest version of the app also gives drivers the option to receive warnings for mobile camera hotspots.  The update also allows drivers to stream audio alerts to the TomTom Hands-free car kit, or other A2DP Bluetooth compatible devices, to amplify the sound.