Now a navigation system you talk to

TomTom has released the TomTom Via 130, featuring a new Speak and Go function. Drivers can control the device with just the sound of their voice, as well as making hands-free calls, which helps them keep their hands on the wheel and their focus on the road.

TomTom has released the TomTom Via 130, featuring a new Speak and Go function. Drivers can control the device with just the sound of their voice, as well as making hands-free calls, which helps them keep their hands on the wheel and their focus on the road.

Speak and Go recognises over 1,000 commands and their synonyms, so drivers can talk naturally and input addresses with ease.

Plus, the TomTom Via 130 takes safe and simple driving one step further, with hands-free calling via Bluetooth® enabling drivers to make and answer calls safely in the car.

The new Speak and Go feature helps increase focus and concentration by allowing users to keep their hands on the wheel, a company spokesman explained. The user just say an address, a point of interest or simply ‘take me home’, and TomTom plans your route straight away.

Interacting with the navigation device has never been easie.

The Via 130 is pioneering TomTom’s lifetime free daily map changes. Updates are based on reports from TomTom’s Map Share community of 21 million, and help drivers to deal with frequent road changes such as new speed limits and blocked roads.

A Map Share service has previously been available to certain customers using maps which are less than 12 months old, but it will now be offered to cover the lifetime of a device.

Also launched was the TomTom Via 135, which has all of the same features and functionalities as the Via 130, but a larger screen size. The TomTom Via 130 has a 4.3” screen, and the TomTom Via 135 has a 5” screen.

The TomTom Via 130 (with a 4.3” screen) will soon be available for purchase, with a price to be confirmed.

The TomTom Via 135 has all of the same features on a 5” screen, and will soon be available for purchase.

The TomTom Via 130 and 135 have the same functionalities, but different screen sizes. The TomTom Via 130 has a 4.3” screen, and the Via 135 has a 5” screen.