Navman launches new GPS designed for trucks


Navman launches successor to GPS designed specifically for truck drivers

Navman launches new GPS designed for trucks
The My Truck GPS II

Navman has launched a follow-up to the My Truck GPS, a trucking-focused satellite navigation device that was originally launched in 2012. The main updates for the My Truck GPS II are the screen size, which has been increased from five inches to seven, and an improved professional truck mode.

"The MY Truck II incorporates some big advances in terms of the appearance and functionality of the device that we believe will really help improve the driving experience for truck drivers - for example the bigger screen just makes sense as it means GPS maps and instructions are more convenient to view, while the most up-to-date mapping information is crucial for truck drivers who cover many kilometres and spend so much time on the road," Navman Australia country director Wendy Hammond says.

Like the original My Truck GPS, the professional truck mode aims to ensure that all suggested routes are both legal and safe for the particular vehicle that is being driven.

 "Updates to the device also include vigorous testing to significantly enhance and enrich the devices professional truck mode which provides special guidance for B-doubles and HAZMAT restricted vehicles. The function takes away the need to have to boringly plan a trip using road gazettes - simply enter your truck’s dimensions and loads, and the Navman MY Truck II will offer routes suitable for your vehicle. This will help you steer clear of areas not appropriate for your truck such as roads, tunnels and bridges with height, width, length, weight, load, large vehicle and hazardous material restrictions," Hammond adds.  

Navman continues to offer monthly map updates, which are included for free for the lifetime of the device. Other features of the GPS include a driver fatigue alert, which can be used to remind drivers when to take a break, and a voice activated destination search that lets the device be operated hands-free. 

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