A major alternative to Google Maps now available on Android Auto
The number of navigation apps launched on Android Auto is steadily increasing, as more and more developers are apparently taking advantage of recent Google updates to deliver an optimized car experience for their apps.
The latest is none other than TomTom, a leader in navigation software and one of the companies that also offers mobile apps for iPhone and Android Auto.
A few weeks after rolling out Android Auto support for AmiGO, TomTom is back with more good news for those whose devices run Google’s mobile operating system.
The company’s flagship navigation app, TomTom GO Navigation, now also supports Android Auto, bringing its rich array of features straight to your car’s main unit.
TomTom GO Navigation provides navigation features and a series of extras, such as traffic information and speed camera warnings when an internet connection is available. In other words, it may very well become a replacement for Waze, helping you deal with the insane traffic in today’s modern cities.
The app also comes with VE profiles, which means electric car owners can get additional features specifically tailored to their vehicles and easily find available charging points on their routes.
Like Google Maps, TomTom GO Navigation also supports offline maps, so if you don’t want to use your data plan for navigation, you can just download the map for your area and therefore run the app without an internet connection.
The bad news is that compared to traditional mobile navigation applications, TomTom GO Navigation is not available for free; it is only offered with a subscription. So if you want to get all the features mentioned above including ad-free experience then you have to pay monthly fee for it all.
In Europe, TomTom GO Navigation can be yours with € 12.99 ($ 15.90) per year or € 1.99 ($ 2.44) per month, with the company also offering a free 30-day trial to test the device. ‘application.