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Plan route with limited speed

dwerkmandwerkman Posts: 3 [Apprentice Traveler]
Before the introduction of TomTom Go mobile it was possible to plan routes with limited speed.
In TomTom Go mobile this function was not available anymore.
I hoped it would be available in the latest update (Tom Tom Go Navigation v.2.2.2).
I used it a lot since I do not want to drive at the maximum allowed speed. When driving with a caravan the maximum speed is lower.


  • timsinctimsinc Posts: 31 [Master Explorer]
  • lampardlampard Posts: 5,314 Moderator
    edited July 2020
    Hi @dwerkman

    If you go under Main Menu> Setting> Sound> Alert & sound, there should be an option 'When Speeding'. This warning is given as soon as you exceed the speed limit by more than 5 km/h or 3 mph. When you are speeding, the speed panel also turns red in the guidance view. This is the closest you can get to the speed alert in the new app.

    We've Camper specific devices available that get customized routes for your vehicle’s dimensions, weight, and maximum speed. This is not available with the TomTom App but I'll mark this as a feature request

    Thanks, lampard
  • dwerkmandwerkman Posts: 3 [Apprentice Traveler]
    I prepared an answer before I saw you later added the 2nd paragraph.

    The fastest route is always calculated in accordance with the maximum permitted speed. With a caravan or trailer behind the car the maximum permitted speed is not always possible or allowed. In practice my maximum speed is 90 km / h and the average speed is 80 km / h.

    In this situation, the calculated route is often not the fastest. Below an example:

    The calculated route in TomTom from Chabaudie (24660 France) to Vatan (36150 France) is via the A89 and A20. The distance is 312 km and the travel time is 3 hours, so an average speed of 117 Km / h. At an average speed of 80 Km / h, the travel time is 4 hours and 14 minutes.
    The route via the N21 or the D704/D705 is 49 km shorter, 12 minutes faster and more economical.

    Back in 2013 using my TomTom app for Android it was possible to set a maximum speed and calculate a route for that speed. Since the upgrade to Go Mobile, this option was gone and unfortunately did not return in the recent upgrade.

    Reintroduction of the feature for setting a maximum speed would be very appreciated, not only by me I think.

  • Andre65Andre65 Posts: 7 [Apprentice Traveler]
    I drive a motorcycle with a sidecar and will never exceed 80km/h so jut tell me how to use this hardware. If no one else has this functionality its not a good excuse why you should not. Its even worse when you use this in Camper. I must say om so disappointed not just because of this lazy approach to customers, but byt the overpriced devices ( I ride Tomtom Rider latest model) with the more than acceptable connectible issues.
  • szachowaszachowa Posts: 205
    I'm sorry, but such functionality isn't available.

    We monitor feedback that we receive from our users, and this particular complaint is first that we received about missing functionality for route planning with limited speed.

    If we receive more requests like this, then we will consider re-adding this missing functionality.

    Please note, that we have backlog of improvements and bugs to be fixed, and we need to triage our work wisely, because resources are limited. I hope this explain a little bit why we can't add to our app everything that we are requested for. Some of the features might be useful for handful of user, but won't be ever used by other.
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