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TomTom Street View?


njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 12:23PM
Driving in Bristol today I saw a car marked up in 'TomTom' livery, the car had a pole on the roof with what appeared to be a small camera attached (similar to the google street view camera but smaller), is this going to be TomTom's version of street view on their GPS?

I trust their not capturing data from personal routers as they pass, al la Google..Wink

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Dvaid 11 257 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 12:25PM
Of course they are !

Is anyone listening ?

Just whisper it.
JackAllTog Plus
11 6.1k 58 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 1:04PM
I think it would be easier to fit a camera in my own TomTom, then i could always see where i was going Wink

That said i do like street view for window shopping - seeing if shops look worth visiting. Seems to me Google is missing a trick there by not offering links to store websites from the shops images themselves.
22 Jun 2012 1:26PM
Its actually all part of iOS 6 for the iPads and iPhones.

Apple are ditching Google Maps from their line up and going for the Tom Tom infrastructure.
njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2012 6:44PM
For iOS6, I didn't know apple were dropping Google.
I hadn't read anything about TomTom carrying out these surveys so it
surpirsed me to see a TomTom liveried car with a camera on top.

It'll be interesting to see if the google maps are any better than Google.
Cam_D 15 60 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 1:01AM

Quote:
It'll be interesting to see if the google maps are any better than Google.



No, I think the google maps will be worse than the google maps Tongue
njsmith 15 85 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 11:10AM

Quote:It'll be interesting to see if the google maps are any better than Google.

No, I think the google maps will be worse than the google maps Tongue



Well spotted Cam_D...Smile
Cam_D 15 60 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2012 1:13PM
Sorry mate, just couldn't resist Wink
Carabosse 17 41.4k 270 England
23 Jun 2012 3:03PM
I am reminded of this old song........... "Tom Tom turnaround, don't ever let me down..............." Grin





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