Magellan and AAA have renewed their multiyear partnership and are now bringing a roadside dispatch system to Magellan’s RoadMate Commercial 5190T GPS. AAA road service operators, using the company’s D/2000 system, will use the RoadMate to navigate to where the assistance is needed.
The American Automobile Association provides travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Rick Lorenz, the company’s director of wireless program development and fleet communications, says, “Timely arrival to a breakdown location is a critical component to member safety and road service network productivity. AAA’s ability to pinpoint breakdown location and navigate to a particular street address is enhanced with Magellan navigation.”
Information about availability and pricing forthcoming.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.