An old acquaintance from the times of GPS finally comes to Android Auto, do you know what ‘app’ it is?

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Google Maps has become, practically, the default application to go and come around the world and, when we go in the car, the one that marks the route to take this or that road. Gone are the old days of dedicated GPS from a brand that monopolized almost all the dashboards of cars throughout Spain and practically the world: TomTom. The arrival of smartphones, mobile connections and the explosion of Google’s free services sent the Dutch company to the corner of thinking to analyze what its future could be in an ecosystem as aggressive as the current one. And in addition to partnering with Apple for its map apps on all its platforms, it has decided to return to the load with a browser designed to work on Android Auto. There is nothing. Charge it in the car and enjoy the journey If you have a car compatible with Android Auto, you can now get off and use the original TomTom GO for your trips, well, adapted to the new times and with all the intelligence that real-time connections allow. Not in vain, in addition to its updated maps and traffic information services and radars, it bases its business model on a subscription system that is not expensive, especially to use it without advertising. If we compare it, for example, with the cost of the old map packs of Spain (Iberia), Europe, America, etc. Specifically, this TomTom GO Navigation will be priced at 12.99 euros per year in a single payment or month by month for 1.99. Something that seems anecdotal but that guarantees us to always carry a navigation solution practically focused on the task of guiding us in the car, unlike what happens with Google Maps, which in recent years has become a giant container full of noise with Too much information. One of the advantages of this TomTom GO Navigation is that it also comes with specific profiles for electric vehicles, so we can calculate the range we have left and, more importantly, know where the closest charging points are on the route. Obviously, another of its great virtues is that it is better prepared to work offline than other alternatives, by always having the latest updated maps of the platform downloaded and maintaining the safety of the journey while we are behind the wheel. >