TomTom will update its iPhone navigation app to include real-time traffic and Google Local search plus other features. The update has been submitted to Apple and is awaiting approval and could be available this spring, said TomTom.
No word yet on whether TomTom will charge more for the new version of the TomTom U.S.A. app, which will include traffic speed information and traffic incident reports. However, the company is offering the new version for free if you order its standard turn-by-turn navi app at $49.99.
Navigon already offers traffic updates for its iPhone app (MobileNavigator North America) at $89.99 for turn-by-turn directions and then another $24.99 for lifetime traffic.