TomTom announced today that it is teaming up with Google Maps so users can search for and send business addresses directly from the Google Maps' website to TomTom devices.
According to a press release, Google Maps local search pages have expanded their 'Send to' feature with the option 'Send to GPS'. Here's a video demo...
Google Maps allows TomTom users to search for business addresses and transfer them from the Google Maps website to their TomTom device by clicking on the 'Send to GPS' button. The selected information is transferred to the TomTom device when the device is connected to the Internet via TomTom HOME, the free software application TomTom offers its customers. Drivers can then navigate to their new destination, as well as view the location on the map of the TomTom device or save it as a 'favorite' on the device for later use.
I was not able to see the "Send to GPS" button on Google maps when I tried it out. I'm curious to see if this is something that will be offered to other manufacturers, due to the use of the generic term "GPS."
Here's a TomTom page about the Google Maps partnership.
On a brief side note, I'm off to the city to test a Mio C720t's traffic features, so comment approval and response will undoubtedly slow a little for the next couple of days.