TomTom today announced that it is now offering Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Updates on a wide range of TomTom devices.

The new offering allows users to keep their maps fresh by allowing them to download the maps every few months and keeps drivers up to date on current road conditions every three minutes.

The company says the road network changes 18 percent annually on average making map refreshes an important feature for drivers who demand the latest maps.

The Traffic updates feature offers real-time insight into traffic events to help drivers avoid delays. The TomTom device receives the latest traffic information every three minutes, recalculates total drive time and suggests more efficient alternate routes if they are available.

Pricing starts at $200 and varies by model.

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