TomTom automates navigation with database of road and vehicle attributes



TomTom Business Solutions has unveiled the TomTom PRO 7150 TRUCK.


Designed to provide truck drivers and fleet managers with automated routing
that takes into account vehicle profiles and road attributes and restrictions,
the PRO 7150 saves time and money by ensuring that each trip is optimized and
takes advantage of TomTom’s extensive map and traffic data.


With the PRO 7150 TRUCK, drivers will enjoy a navigation experience that
automatically favors main roads over secondary roads, avoids sharp turns and
U-turns, and includes a comprehensive collection of truck attributes such as
weight and dimension limitations to avoid low-bridge clearances, and load
characteristics such as HAZMAT restrictions.


Safety-focused features include: road restriction and dead-end warnings that
automatically pop up when drivers are about to encounter danger; advanced lane
guidance to easily maneuver difficult intersections; hands-free dialing; a
clear 5-inch capacitive touch-screen to keep drivers relaxed and to minimize
in-cab distraction.


TomTom has partnered with ProMiles, a provider of transportation solutions, to
deliver the most comprehensive map attributes for commercial vehicles in the
North American market today.


“ProMiles’ industry-leading commercial transportation data enhances the TomTom
PRO 7150 TRUCK resulting in 17 times more last-mile commercial vehicle
coverage,” said Michael Geffroy, vice president of Sales, North America for
TomTom Business Solutions.


The PRO 7150 TRUCK includes nationwide map coverage of national and
state/provincial highways in the U.S. and Canada, including last-mile
restriction coverage in most major truck-relevant municipalities. The POI
database contains more than seven million Points of Interest.


As part of the TomTom WORKsmart solution, the PRO 7150 TRUCK offers
connectivity to enable easy fleet management and access to LIVE Services.
WORKsmart functionality includes vehicle tracking, job dispatching, time
management, eco driving, IFTA fuel tax reporting interface via ProMiles, and
management reporting via a TomTom WEBFLEET subscription.


TomTom LIVE Services give the professional driver access to Speed Cameras, Fuel
prices, Local Search powered by Google, TomTom Weather as well as TomTom HD
Traffic, the most accurate traffic information available.


TomTom recently introduced TomTom Connect, a new semi integrated navigation solution tailored
specifically to Opel and Vauxhall cars.


By Team
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