Incorrect addresses and speed limit inaccuracies - London area
This I mainly a rant about how inaccurate TomTom maps are.
I have been a TomTom user since the days of Windows Mobile and have generally found it pretty good but as time has gone on the accuracy of the mapping data seems to be getting worse.
It feels like TomTom relies solely on users to update their maps rather than paying people to drive around and then updating the information first hand.
When driving in London the number of areas that aren't marked with the correct speed limit is prolific, especially for 20 MPH areas. It has got to the point where you just can't rely on the speed limit displayed by the software which also means any journey time estimates must be wrong as well (albeit by small margins).
Additionally I'm not sure where TomTom get their address information for the UK but it seems unlikely that they are paying for the proper Royal Mail PAF file as the addresses have areas added to them that are just wrong.
My road has Dartford tagged onto it when it is in Bexleyheath. My parents has Crayford added to it, when it isn't in Crayford. My mother in law's postcode points to the wrong road.
Navigation software is only as good as the underlying data and TomTom seem to have lost sight of this important fact.
Does TomTom have any plans to try and reduce theses problems (which seem to have got worse in the maps used by the new version of TomTom Navigation which I really don't understand).