The subscription service allows drivers to plan routes that take into account their vehicle dimensions, fuel requirements, desired maximum speeds and cargo (such as dangerous goods).
TomTom, cartographer and geolocation specialist, has launched GO Navigation’s Truck Plan, designed to meet the needs of professional truck drivers. This subscription service allows drivers to plan routes that take into account their vehicle dimensions, fuel requirements, desired maximum speeds and cargo (such as dangerous goods).
Drivers will also be able to plan multiple stops and have access to an overview of upcoming points of interest (POIs), such as gas stations for their vehicle and truck stops. These truck-specific additions work in conjunction with the app’s existing navigation features, including intuitive lane guidance, live traffic and route bar, route snapshot, stops, relevant alerts and upcoming restrictions.
“Truck navigation on mobile is a game-changer. The new plan is the result of TomTom’s long-standing relationship with professional drivers. After years of experience with truck-specific satellite navigation systems, we understand the biggest problems in this industry, so we were able to develop a solution that fills the void left by generic navigation offerings found in other apps,” said Pim Spaanderman, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer.
TomTom’s ETAs are able to make adjustments based on real-time traffic data, giving drivers insight into their schedule. TomTom GO Navigation’s Truck Map user interface (UI) is designed to minimize distractions and keep attention on the road. Thanks to Android Auto compatibility, drivers also have the option of synchronizing their route with their in-dash display.
By considering factors such as vehicle size and cargo type, this plan helps professional drivers stay up to date with road regulations, such as avoiding prohibited routes and adhering to Class UN restrictions. And with further updates on the way, it will soon take into account other measures such as low emission zones.
“As a third-generation trucker, I can say with some confidence that this addition couldn’t have come sooner. Having TomTom’s large vehicle navigation capabilities directly on an app is a big win for the trucking community,” said Luke Cuss, one of TomTom’s Trucking Ambassadors. “The work gets tough at times, of course, and changing traffic conditions and regulations can be difficult to keep up with – but this plan will help us stay on top of it all, which means we can focus on the road ahead, enjoy the ride and stick to the schedule.
The GO Navigation truck map is available for Android users on the Google Play Store.