TomTom AmiGO becomes a new navigation platform for Android Auto
TomTom AmiGO is would have landing on Android Auto now, giving the platform an additional navigation app for users to choose from. And, perhaps equally important, an alternative to Google Maps or Waze navigation. While retaining the features that make the best navigation apps what are they.
What is TomTom AmiGO and what does it bring to Android Auto?
Now the Android based The Android Auto platform is exactly what the brand is saying. It’s an Android ecosystem for vehicles, primarily focused on infotainment and navigation. So of course TomTom AmiGO acts like a redesigned navigation app based on the phone app, but for Android Auto. And this is made possible by another recent change, allowing direct third-party development on this platform.
But what exactly is TomTom AmiGO?
In summary, AmiGO is a navigation solution that works a lot like the others of its kind on the platform. It displays navigation information with a clean map interface, with notifications for things like slowdowns, crashes, road hazards, speed cameras, traffic jams, and more. These notifications are, of course, relegated to a non-intrusive alert system. Thus, users will not be distracted from the road.
All of this information is displayed on the Android Auto main unit, with TomTom AmiGO running from the connected phone. But requiring no interaction on the phone itself.
Although ad-free, the app also has some pretty advanced features. For example, accident, hazard, speed camera and other reports are mostly user-fed. This means that the app has an interface to report these things, rather than paying to access this data elsewhere. Once reported, the new addition will also appear on everyone else’s screen, as long as they are using the app.
This app is free, so if you are looking for an alternative…
Now, TomTom AmiGO is not just community-based. It’s also a free app with no ads to get in your way too. So it might be worth looking at those who are looking for an alternative to the navigation they are currently using. And its similarities to Google’s Waze or Maps could make it a perfect alternative for those looking to get away from the Google ecosystem altogether, given recent news around the search giant.