TomTom CURFER is the performance tracker for cars

MikkoKMikkoK Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
edited January 30 in News and announcements
[h2]See your G-Force, breaking, driving lines and more to become a better driver and save money[/h2]

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IFA, Berlin, Germany, 1 September 2016 TomTom today announces the consumer launch of its TomTom CURFER performance tracker for cars. Plug this into the vehicle and read out data on a connected phone to improve driving performance or help save on fuel. From cornering G-force to acceleration and braking efficiency, the TomTom CURFER guides drivers to perfection while gamifying the experience with rewards and social sharing.

The TomTom CURFER could actually help save drivers money on fuel, brakes and tyre costs by helping them drive more efficiently. It'll even let drivers find the car from their phone's map when out and about.

Other cool metrics that will be fun to track include the car's battery voltage, oil temperature, engine load and plenty more. By using a red alert for any issues with these levels, drivers can relax the rest of the time knowing the car is running as it should.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer, said: "We want people everywhere to drive smarter, saving money and reducing their impact on the environment. I like to think of the TomTom CURFER as a translator between the driver and their car – helping people to make better decisions about their driving style in a really fun and engaging way."

The TomTom CURFER connects to a car via its OBD (On Board Diagnostics) port which can be found on most cars made after 2011. This then connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth® so the CURFER app can beautifully display all the data.

The TomTom CURFER is available to pre-order now in the UK, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands via the TomTom website.

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For the full press release, please see here.




The TomTom CURFER plugs into your car's OBD port and links to your smartphone to give you instant feedback on both your driving technique and your car's performance.

It can even help you find your way back to your parked car. You also get coaching tips on acceleration, braking, cornering and idling. Earn badges for your skills and can share scores with friends.

[h3]Key Features: [/h3]
Driving Score Dashboard - You get instant feedback on your driving technique with TomTom CURFER. It scores acceleration, cornering, braking and idling in real time, with colours from red to green showing how you're performing. It even gives you tips on to how to improve your scores.

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Advanced Car Data - The CURFER app shows detailed data on the car's battery voltage, oil temperature, engine load and much more. A red line on the left of the screen will warn you if any parameters are not at normal levels.

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Trip Review - You can review each trip on an interactive map to check your acceleration, cornering, idling, braking and much more. Your performance is mapped with colour along the route and markers indicate where they could have been better.

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Car Finder - Forgot where you parked your car? The CURFER app instantly shows you where it is on a map. It also displays your current position helping you can get back to your car easily.

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Driving Style Badges - You can earn CURFER badges that showcase your personal style and driving skills. You can get a Road Warrior, Easy Rider or Trip Maker badge and challenge yourself to collect them all. You can then share your driving achievements with your friends via social media.

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[h3]What's in the box:[/h3]
TomTom Curfer
Quick Start Guide

[h3]Technical Specifications[/h3]

Bluetooth
Accelerometer

[h3]Compatibility:[/h3]
TomTom CURFER works for most passenger cars built after 2004. A full compatibility checker will be available on tomtom.com and in the TomTom CURFER app for users to check that their vehicle is compatible with TomTom CURFER.
The TomTom Curfer App is compatible with minimum iPhone 4S with iOS 8.3 or an Android smartphone with 4.04, Bluetooth and mobile data connection required.

For more information about TomTom Curfer, please see here.

Update: TomTom Curfer is now also available in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, and Ireland :D

Comments

  • ZbigZbig Posts: 83 [Prominent Wayfarer]
    "Road Warrior", really? Are you actually going to encourage aggressive, irresponsible driving? Seems like a good idea to have a (hopefully) polished app + dedicated OBD interface combo but, seriously, this "Road Warrior" thing does sound morally questionable at best.
  • ZsoltZsolt Posts: 35,979 Superusers
    The Road warrior "level" is for driving 1000+ miles in 1 month. Nothing to do with aggressive driving. How would the app encourage aggressive driving at all, when it shows red "flags" for harsh cornering, fast acceleration, breaking and cornering?
  • yoyo5757yoyo5757 Posts: 164 [Exalted Navigator]
    Zbig wrote:
    "Road Warrior", really? Are you actually going to encourage aggressive, irresponsible driving? Seems like a good idea to have a (hopefully) polished app + dedicated OBD interface combo but, seriously, this "Road Warrior" thing does sound morally questionable at best.

    Agree, should attract the Fast & Furious crowd.

    The price @ 60 pounds is definitely premium pricing for a wifi OBD plug and software. It must offer much much more than the one pound non Tomtom versions, that are available on line at a large Chinese retail store
  • NiallNiall Posts: 10,474 Superuser
    It is NOT how you get this tag, but the name itself that is inappropriate in the English language. As only those that have read through the manual (there are not many of them) will understand the 'how'. It is those that see this badge on social media that will "get hold of the wrong end of the stick"

    "Road Warrior" is synonymous with Mad Max 2 :(
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  • ZbigZbig Posts: 83 [Prominent Wayfarer]
    Niall wrote:
    It is NOT how you get this tag, but the name itself that is inappropriate in the English language. As only those that have read through the manual (there are not many of them) will understand the 'how'. It is those that see this badge on social media that will "get hold of the wrong end of the stick"

    "Road Warrior" is synonymous with Mad Max 2 :(

    Exactly. Also, there's an icon with tire in flames. Doesn't really imply "just drive 1000 miles in a month nice and easy" or does it?
  • dhndhn Posts: 33,061 Superusers
    In fact, in North America, the term 'Road Warrior' refers to those who travel a lot, doesn't even have to be by car.

    Someone putting on many miles travelling by plane for business can also be referred to as a Road Warrior.
  • ZbigZbig Posts: 83 [Prominent Wayfarer]
    dhn wrote:
    In fact, in North America, the term 'Road Warrior' refers to those who travel a lot, doesn't even have to be by car.
    Someone putting on many miles travelling by plane for business can also be referred to as a Road Warrior.

    That's interesting, I don't think I ever heard it used in that context. But I see I'm not the only non-native English speaker who didn't get that. Well, one more excuse for me to watch even more English language movies ;)
  • ZsoltZsolt Posts: 35,979 Superusers
    For me, road warrior definitely doesn't tell that I shall push fellow drivers in their cars off the road, to earn a badge... Also people who use these sort of devices usually want to improve on their fuel economy, hence they want to measure the driving style and don't want to practice Carmageddon in real life.
  • EE ProfessorEE Professor Posts: 8 [Legendary Explorer]
    Agreed, 'Warrior' isn't the right term. Master maybe, or Dominator, but Warrior? No.

    LOL
    ;)
  • ZsoltZsolt Posts: 35,979 Superusers
    I don't think the car profile is anything to do with the operation really. My car is not on the compatibility list, not in the profiles, yet the Curfer works just fine.
  • BroC1968BroC1968 Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Hi Zsolt, thanks for your comment,

    It seems that the app only the max rpm sets, further the hardware functions oke.
  • NiallNiall Posts: 10,474 Superuser
    It is interesting that two months after its release, TomTom have yet to issue a manual for a CURFER.
    To those that have already got one, is it so self explanatory that it does not need one? ;)
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  • ZsoltZsolt Posts: 35,979 Superusers
    For me, it is super self-explanatory, but of course a manual is always welcomed.
  • MikkoKMikkoK Posts: 23,905 Retired Community Managers and Staff
    Hi all,

    I just updated the announcement with the following: TomTom Curfer is now also available in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, and Ireland :D

    Cheers, Mikko
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