TomTom Navigation Technology for Truck Drivers
TomTom brings professional navigation technology to individual truck drivers with the launch of its PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE. Drivers can safely navigate throughout Europe on truck-friendly routes, avoiding dimensional, weight and hazardous materials restrictions.
It also features one year’s free LIVE Services including TomTom HD Traffic which help drivers reduce travel time and avoid congestion. This makes journeys quicker and safer, improves ETA accuracy and reduces fuel consumption, says the company.
The new device is upgradable to TomTom WEBFLEET supporting full fleet management features, turning it into a true professional services solution.
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“Our new PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE enables independent truck drivers to save costs, plan their journey knowing the traffic ahead, travel fewer miles and with far less stress,” says Corinne Vigreux, managing director at TomTom.
“It is also a future-proofed device since it includes Lifetime Maps. It can even be upgraded to form part of a sophisticated fleet management solution should drivers require this.”
The TomTom PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE gives specially designed truck routing based truck type, load, height, weight, length, restrictions, and maximum speed.
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Based on these restrictions and the database of actual road speeds, IQ Routes, the PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE calculates realistic arrival times and helps avoid narrow and dead-end streets, sharp turns, u-turns, low bridges or clearances, and narrow tunnels.
With the TomTom PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE drivers are less likely to get stuck, delayed or drive unnecessary distances, the company suggests.
The TomTom 5150 PRO TRUCK LIVE is available at Business Solutions resellers and in selected retailers from mid-September. It can also be bought from the TomTom Web Shop priced at [€335 / £269] excluding VAT from late September.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX:TOM2) is a leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services. The company is headquartered in Amsterdam.