PREMIUM: New sat nav launched by Intertruck
Commercial vehicle parts distributor Intertruck are launching a new state-of-the-art, cost-cutting satellite navigation system, which includes ‘cyclist alert’ and London ‘journey planner’ features.
The ProNav PNN420 is being released at Intertruck’s 30-plus branches nationwide, and has been developed by Navevo, in association with Transport for London.
It is specifically designed to increase efficiency and safety, as well as reduce costs for drivers and fleet operators.
The device utilises data designed to help fleet managers improve route planning and scheduling, cut down on congestion and reduce pollution contributed by freight companies.
Ed Pedder, General Manager of Major Accounts at Intertruck, said: “By providing drivers with information to safely navigate around London, congestion, emissions and unnecessary fines can all be significantly reduced.
“The ProNav PNN420 range of products complements our existing product ranges and provides customers with a quality solution that will support the needs of the business and ensure the safety of everyone on the road.”
Designed to inform both HGV drivers and fleet operators, the PNN420 also includes an exclusive ‘London Freight Pack’, which is compatible with Transport for London’s Freight Journey Planner.
This allows users to plan a route on the Transport for London website, before connecting the ProNav to a computer and downloading the route direct to the navigation system.
The system also offers the world’s first HGV Cyclist Alert system, which generates an alert when approaching a junction or section of road designated as a ‘convergence area’.
Drivers are notified with both a visual map overlay displaying a 50metre radius hotspot zone, and an audible alert to remind them to take extra care.
Fleet operators can also benefit from the ProNav Tracking service, which offers the capability to track position in real time, allowing fleets to be monitored remotely from an office.
ProNav Tracking supports multiple connected devices and offers full track and trace capability, live vehicle trace, historical journey views and advanced reporting.