TomTom's Android speed camera app hopes to put an end to fines

TomTom app
Could TomTom save you a speeding fine?

TomTom is hoping to make speeding fines a thing of the past with a new app for Android smartphones that will warn drivers when approaching fixed speed cameras.

Although TomTom's existing satnav app features information about speed cameras, this is its first app that is dedicated to warning drivers when they are approaching speed cameras.

The app draws from information shared by 3.4 million TomTom customers, and gets updated every minute.

Licence to speed?

TomTom is careful to stress that its new app does not encourage speeding, but rather allows drivers to concentrate on the road instead of worrying about speed cameras. It should also encourage drivers to remain mindful of their speed.

Corinne Vigreux, Managing Director for TomTom Consumer explained: "we believe that a journey is far more enjoyable when you know what is up ahead…Our new Speed Cameras app gives Android smartphone users extra peace of mind and helps them avoid speeding fines".

The app is available right now from the Google Play Store and comes with a free three month trial. After that it is £1.99 a month, or £15.49 a year to use the service.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.