TomTom has updated their MyDrive iPhone and Android app to make sure you are always in the know about local traffic.

Called the MyDrive Traffic Checker, the feature has been added to the MyDrive app for free today and allows you to receive notifications if there is traffic congestion on your commute to your home or to your office, way before you leave.

This links with the other features of the MyDrive app, which allows you to work out your route on your smartphone before you begin to travel, and connected with a number of TomTom’s devices to show that route when you get in the car.

Corinne Vigreux, TomTom’s co-founder and managing director of consumer explained more about the new feature:

“Based on feedback from our customers, we developed Traffic Checker for TomTom MyDrive. Now drivers will better understand when they need to leave the house, or the office, to get to their destination on time. We’ve finally solved the headache of the commuter dilemma.”

You can download the TomTom MyDrive app for free on both iPhone and Android today.

It is available from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store now and works with a number of TomTom Go devices, TomTom Rider devices and TomTom Trucker satnavs.

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