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Check your speed: new speed camera app released
Wed, 18th Nov 2015
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Kiwi drivers can now receive alerts on their devices when they are approaching a speed camera, after TomTom released its TomTom Speed Cameras app.

The free app is available for Android devices in 15 countries, including New Zealand. The app offers accurate fixed and mobile camera alerts in real time, as well as average speed checks. The app only alerts for cameras on the road that is being driven on, minimising false alarms.

“By launching the TomTom Speed Cameras app for free, we want to welcome more drivers into the TomTom community,” says Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom consumer.

“Already, 4.6m drivers are working together to report and verify speed camera locations in real time – and now all Android smartphone owners can join us to make driving a more relaxed experience,” she says. “We have focused on reducing driver stress, by designing a clean and simple app which minimises false-alarms for irrelevant cameras.

The TomTom Speed Cameras app provides alerts for both fixed and mobile speed cameras, as well as average speed zones. The locations of fixed cameras are provided by TomTom's database, and verified by a TomTom moderation team, while mobile speed cameras are community-reported and community-verified.

The app can also run in overlay mode, which means that drivers can still contribute to the community and receive alerts while using other apps.