After 5 miles, take a left.
The partnership I have been waiting for has arrived: TomTom has teamed up with Google maps.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise given the fact that Google’s been dominating headlines with its recent AIM and Apple iPhone partnerships. For me, this most recent partnership means I can get the best of both worlds.
Having been born with zero directional sense, I am subject to getting lost within a two-mile radius of my house. So, to cut down on the “I-don’t-know-where-I-am” disgruntled phone calls from the car to my boyfriend, he kindly decided to buy me a TomTom.
I’ll admit I’m not usually an early-adopter of technology, but after a few days I was hooked. While the technology isn’t always perfect (sometimes you’ll be more successful just looking at an old-fashioned map), it usually gets me there and I can leave my phone turned off.
A huge fan of Google Maps (if you’re a runner, check out this link). and now a faithful TomTom user, I couldn’t be happier that they’re joining forces to make sure I get there without the many detours my trips entail.
Now, it’ll be just as easy to connect to and send info directly from Google Maps to my TomTom device. And instead of making regular pit stops to ask for directions, I’ll arrive at my destination–on time.
Entry filed under: Technology and Innovation.