TomTom Offers Truck Routing in GO Navigation App From: TomTom

The subscription service enables drivers to plan routes that account for their vehicle's dimensions, fuel requirements, desired maximum speeds and cargo (such as dangerous goods).

The subscription service enables drivers to plan routes that account for their vehicle's dimensions, fuel requirements, desired maximum speeds and cargo (such as dangerous goods). TomTom TomTom, a mapmaker and geolocation specialist, has introduced GO Navigation's Truck Plan, designed to meet the needs of professional truck drivers.

This subscription service 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 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. 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," said Pim Spaanderman, managing director, TomTom Consumer.  

TomTom's ETAs are capable of making adjustments based on real-time traffic data, which gives drivers a snapshot of their schedule. The TomTom GO Navigation's Truck Plan user interface (UI) is designed to minimize distractions and keep attention on the road. With Android Auto compatibility, drivers also have the option to sync their route with their in-dash screen.  

By accounting for factors like vehicle size and cargo type, this plan helps professional drivers stay aware of road regulations such as avoiding prohibited routes and complying with UN Class restrictions. And with further updates in the pipeline, it will soon account for other measures like low emission zones.   "As a third-generation truck driver, I can say with some confidence that this addition couldn't come sooner.

Having TomTom's large-vehicle navigation features right there on an app is a big win for the trucking community," said Luke Cuss, one of TomTom's trucking ambassadors. "The job gets challenging at times, sure, and changing traffic conditions and regulations can be hard to keep up with - but this plan will help us stay on top of all that, meaning we can focus on the road ahead, enjoy the ride and stay on schedule."  

GO Navigation's Truck Plan is available for Android users on the Google Play Store.