Updating tomtom go 710
Drivers on all the major roads of Europe, people at computers assembling and adding changes - its a huge industry.Here at Landis Media, we employ 5 people just to update the location and POI information which we supply. However - maps are so much more complicated than locations.If something goes wrong you can wipe the whole tomtom or “brick it”.A satnav is not like say a TV set, which can be turned on and off to reset its systems.Arch rivals to tomtom - Garmin fired back with an anti-monopoly lawsuit to derail the whole thing !
Because of this, we are divorced from the act of “theft” and that’s why “hackers” or as I like to call them – “thieves” do what is termed in criminal jargon as the “heavy lifting”.
A few year ago - tomtom tried to make a move and take the business "high ground".
In a bid to guarantee their future (in the satnav market) they tried to buy up (for a world beating 2 billion) the main map maker - Tele Atlas.
This is purely to show how complex it is and what can go wrong at every stage of the procedure.
To actually update a tomtom you will need to do the following: 1.