TomTom launches £319 sat nav specifically for truckers

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The TomTom Trucker 6000 is expected to sell for around £319.99

This seems like a good idea – a sat nav specifically for truckers. The TomTom TRUCKER 6000 ensures that drivers are on the right road thanks to customised routes for the user’s specific vehicle type, size, weight, cargo and speed (you enter all these details into the display shown above).

Drivers get a realistic ETA based on vehicle profile and real-time traffic information and there’s also information about traffic and speed cameras en route which is displayed in the route bar on the device – making users aware of the position of speed cameras and also the back end of traffic jams.

The TomTom TRUCKER comes with Lifetime Truck Maps at no extra cost. Users can always drive with the latest truck maps – updated four times per year. Other features include Advance Lane Guidance, which clearly shows which lane to take at junctions, and Speak & Go, which allows the driver to control the device with their voice.

The device has a 6inch fully interactive screen – simply pinch, zoom and swipe – and it can be docked and undocked using the Click & Go magnetic mount.

The TomTom TRUCKER 6000 is compatible with TomTom MyDrive – a website and app designed to seamlessly connect vehicles to the digital world. For the first time, drivers can use their smartphone, tablet or PC to review real-time traffic information, plan routes, and send destinations to their TomTom GO, before they get in their vehicle.

Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom Consumer commented: “One of the most important things is for truckers to be able to complete deliveries on time. That’s why we designed the TomTom TRUCKER with truck-specific routing, and world-class TomTom Traffic information, to enable them to be as efficient as possible with the limited time they are allowed to drive. It’s all part of our mission to get people to where they want to be, faster.”

TomTom TRUCKER 6000 is available from the second week of June, across Europe, on the TomTom webstore, as well as retailers including Halfords. RRP is £319.99.

Chris Price