TomTom launches caravan-specific sat nav device
The new device aims to solve the problems of detours for caravanners
Thursday, 03, May 2012 09:21
by Tom Lowenstein
If you've ever been towing your caravan while following the directions on your sat nav only to have to make a detour because the route it plotted was unsuitable, then you will definitely understand the value in TomTom's latest product.
The sat nav specialist has unveiled a brand new device designed exclusively for caravanners and motorhome owners and it aims to make this problem a thing of the past.
TomTom's Go Live Camper & Caravan device not only plots routes that are tourer friendly, it also has a wide range of vehicles pre-installed so it can accurately chart arrival times and routes depending on their height and weight.
It will also point out places of interest and is pre-loaded with caravan sites and services across the 45 European maps it features.
Marielke Nieuwerth-van den Akker, product manager at TomTom, said that many of the company's customers had been in touch to say how useful a caravan-specific sat nav device would be.
"The launch of the Go Live Camper & Caravan puts an end to unnecessary detours and unwanted surprises," she said.
"Not only does it calculate the very best routes, it is also a great source of relevant information on the journey."
The TomTom Go Live Camper and Caravan sat nav will go on sale "soon" for an RRP of £349.99 through the TomTom website. If it proves popular, this product is expected to be rolled out into a wide range of electronics shops across the UK.