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MATS: Pete launches new in-dash telematics and infotainment system

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Peterbilt trucks will soon be available with an in-dash telematics and infotainment sy...


The SmartNav system will be standard on Peterbilt trucks with Premium level interiors.
The SmartNav system will be standard on Peterbilt trucks with Premium level interiors.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Peterbilt trucks will soon be available with an in-dash telematics and infotainment system dubbed SmartNav.

The system features truck-specific navigation, telematics, phone, audio and camera capabilities all controlled using an in-dash touch screen display.

“SmartNav was developed to increase driver safety and vehicle performance, as well as lower costs by decreasing driving routes errors and missed vehicle maintenance,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager. “SmartNav also features infotainment previously never seen in the trucking industry, allowing drivers to experience the ultimate in connectivity and entertainment – all in their cab.”

The truck-specific GPS is provided by Garmin and will warn drivers of important information such as bridge heights and weight restrictions. Drivers will also be able to use an optional modem to connect to the Internet during their travels. The phone will be voice recognition-enabled and can log calls, store contact info and enable text messaging.

The audio will include integrated Sirius satellite radio as well as AM and FM bands, a CD player and a USB port for memory devices. The system will also be used to communicate information about the truck, such as pressure, torque, horsepower, fuel use, idle-time and current fuel flow rate.

SmartNav will be standard on all Peterbilt Premium level interiors, the company announced, and available as an option on other interiors beginning in September.


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