Navman launches MYTRUCK III GPS


In-cab unit promises truck driver focus with safety, travel and navigation options

Navman launches MYTRUCK III GPS
Navman's new truck-focused unit.

 

Positioning equipment manufacturer Navman has unveiled the MyTruck III GPS, a truck-focused in-cab navigation unit that aims to cover all driver needs.

Shipping with a six-inch display, the new sat-nav unit features B-double- and HAZMAT-tailored navigation options, a trip planner, fuel search capability, hands-free safety information features, food and travel guides, and roadside assistance functionality.

Priced at $499, with a two-year warranty, Navman Australia country director Wendy Hammond says the company "wanted to improve the driving experience for truck drivers, so we developed MyTruck III with the help of truck drivers who tested the product vigorously and provided useful feedback, which we then used to enhance the device."

"Not only does it plan correct routes for trucks, the GPS is also packed with relevant information that truck drivers need, such as nearby petrol stations and rest stops," she says.

"We know safety is important for drivers who cover many kilometres and spend so much time on the road, so the device comes packed with the most sophisticated GPS safety features currently available.

"The MYTRUCK III also features a faster processor, so it can calculate and re-calculate routes then guide you even quicker than before."

For those who drive B-doubles of HAZMAT-restricted vehicles, Navman says the professional truck mode removes the need for road gazettes.

"Now truck drivers simply enter the truck’s dimensions and loads, and the Navman MYTRUCK III will show routes suitable for the vehicle, avoiding roads, tunnels and bridges with height, width, length, weight, load, large vehicle and hazardous material restrictions," Navman says.

For those with multiple stops, the trip planner function provides drivers with the efficient, truck-friendly route that encompasses them all.

When it comes to safety, the new Navman unit has a number of audible warnings.

The premium driver alerts inform the driver of an approaching dangerous situation, such as sharp bends, steep gradients, overtaking lanes, lane merges and windy areas.

When coming up to speed limit changes, safety cameras and school zones, the unit will also alert drivers to the exact situation through spoken safety alerts.

The unit’s safety functions also extend to driver fatigue alerts and roadside assistance – through a Bluetooth hands-free connection to a phone, the unit can pinpoint a location and nearby mechanics.

The maps are updated monthly, Navman says, and live traffic updates are provided to help with congestion avoidance.

For those in foreign locations, the unit grabs information from the Zomato Guide and Lonely Planet Travel Guides to direct drivers to food, tourist attractions and accommodation.

Landmark guidance plus, a mileage reporter and voice destination search are also available.

 

 

 

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