TomTom last week introduced its GO Navigation app’s truck plan for Android devices, which is designed to meet the needs of professional truck drivers.
In addition to GO Navigation’s navigation capabilities, the new truck plan enables drivers to plan routes that account for their vehicle’s dimensions, fuel requirements, desired maximum speeds and cargo (such as dangerous goods).
Drivers will also be able to plan multiple drop-offs and gain access to an overview of upcoming points of interest (POIs) – such as fuel stations suitable 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 the Route Bar – a snapshot of the route, stops, relevant alerts and restrictions ahead.
“Truck navigation on mobile is a game changer. The new plan is a result of TomTom’s long-standing relationship with professional drivers,” said Pim Spaanderman, Managing Director, TomTom Consumer. “After years of experience with truck-specific sat navs, we understand this industry’s biggest pain-points, so we were able to develop a solution that fills the gap left by the generic navigation offerings found in other apps.”
The company said ETAs in the app are among the most accurate anywhere, as they adjust according to real-time traffic data, giving drivers a realistic look at their schedule.
The app’s truck plan user interface (UI) is also designed to minimize distractions and keep attention on the road. And with Android Auto compatibility, drivers have the option to sync their route with their in-dash screen.
TomTom GO Navigation’s truck plan is available now for Android users on the Google Play Store. To mark the launch, TomTom is offering 50% off to those who subscribe for the plan over the next two weeks. The plan is available in-app at $19.99 for one month or $119.99 for six months.