TomTom has released a navigation application for Android mobile phone users, which can now be downloaded from Google Play.
Owners of devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G, HTC One XL, Motorola Razr HD and Sony Xperia P will be able to purchase the tool for around $55.
This represents a significant saving for the consumer compared to a dedicated GPS system.
A driver is likely to always have their smartphone with them, so the owner is constantly prepared to make an unexpected trip or offer directions when a friend becomes lost.
IQ Routes technology also ensures Android users can provide friends with an accurate Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), as the software calculates likely traffic levels and provides the optimum routes.
Aussies can always rest assured that data will be up-to-date too, as TomTom is providing application purchasers with a lifetime maps guarantee.
To ensure ultimate safety for motorists who need to keep their eyes on the road, the satellite navigation manufacturer has also included spoken turn-by-turn navigation.
Posted by Peter Robinson