TeleType has released SmartTruckRoute, an Android application allowing commercial truckers to use the built-in GPS of the phone or tablet to create truck friendly routes with live map updates and live traffic. The software takes into account commercial truck restrictions, such as low bridge heights and clearances, load limits, one-way road designations and sharp turns.
The app features the latest truck-specific maps and routes, turn-by-turn instructions, dynamic routing based on user–definable truck specifications, surrounding traffic displays and aerial views. Use of the phone’s built-in speaker for voice-activated destination setting allows for hands-free operation. Navigation does not interrupt other functions of the phone, allowing the driver to talk while navigating, and the app supports hazardous material restrictions by class to avoid tunnels and other restricted areas as appropriate.
TeleType plans to release the app for the iPhone and iPad. Future add-on modules for Android and iOS will allow access to load board information to provide location-based loads availability along a route or in a specific area.
Download the application
via Android Market.
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