Dallas, Texas — TomTom introduced its new GPS designed for professional truckers recently.
The TomTom TRUCKER 600 provides drivers with accurate, vehicle-relevant navigation, map updates and live traffic analysis – for the lifetime of the device – all in one package.
TomTom says that truck drivers can now plan a journey before leaving, and when they climb into their cab the navigation device will be programmed, ready and waiting. Planning a journey from the office, the truck stop, or a stayover, can be done using the MyDrive web app. This even takes into account truck weight, type, size and cargo to find the perfect route – removing even more worry from the job.
“We are excited to be able to deliver a GPS designed specifically for truckers, giving them all the relevant truck-specific information such as bridge heights, relevant truck routes and road restrictions they need to complete their routes in a timely and hassle free manner,” said Jocelyn Vigreux, president of TomTom.
The device has a 6-inch touchscreen with tablet style pinch, zoom and swipe controls. It is now available for purchase.
The company also announced its new BRIDGE Connected — a new rugged navigation device with a built-in modem for wireless functionality. Wireless connectivity allows drivers to directly connect with their customers, get updates as they happen and communicate with their home office easily.
“We are excited to further empower mobile workers with TomTom BRIDGE Connected,” said Vigreux. “Wireless connectivity will now allow drivers to always stay in contact with their customers and company headquarters, while seamlessly recording critical data such as delivery addresses, change of locations, or pick up times. Combined with TomTom’s best-in-class on-board mapping and navigation and rugged, purpose-built design, drivers will be able to make smarter and time sensitive driving decisions even faster.”