TomTom brings professional navigation technology to individual truck drivers

Aug 28 2012

TomTom brings professional navigation technology to individual truck drivers

London, 28 August 2012– TomTom today brings professional navigation technology to individual truck drivers with the launch of its PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE. Drivers can now safely navigate throughout Europe on truck-friendly routes, avoiding dimensional, weight and hazardous materials restrictions.

The PRO 5150 TRUCK LIVE 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.

TomTom HD Traffic is recognised as being the leading traffic information service on the market, giving drivers the most accurate information about road congestion ahead. The high quality service works straight out of the box*, and independent tests prove that it covers the most roads with the highest level of accuracy.

It enables drivers to optimise their rest periods to avoid delays. This saves time on the road and reduces overall fuel consumption. It also reduces stress and improves safety on long journeys. The new device is upgradeable to TomTom WEBFLEET** supporting full fleet management features, turning it into a true professional services solution.

“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 on truck type, load, height, weight, length, restrictions, and maximum speed. Based on these restrictions and the world’s biggest 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.

*Users just have to register their device online to activate their Live services

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