TomTom has created a bespoke satnav designed for what it says are “professional truckers that want a companion device to remove worry from the job”.
The company says its TRUCKER 6000 Lifetime Edition gives drivers accurate, vehicle-relevant navigation, speed camera alerts, map updates and live traffic analysis – for the lifetime of the device – all in one package.
The satnav even features a built-in SIM meaning that work abroad will be as care-free as a domestic trip, thanks to a lack of roaming charges.
“Truckers can now plan a journey before leaving, and when they climb into their cabin the satnav will be programmed, ready and waiting,” says the company in a statement. “Planning a journey from the office, the truck stop, or a stayover, can be done using the MyDrive web app. This takes into account truck weight, type, size and cargo to find the perfect route – removing even more worry from the job. Since this is all done with TomTom’s highly accurate traffic information, getting to the destination on time will be hassle free.”
Corinne Vigreux, co-founder and managing director, TomTom consumer, said, “We know how important efficiency is for professional drivers – so we created the TomTom TRUCKER 6000 Lifetime Edition with this in mind. We also know that drivers don’t want to have to worry about paying for additional services and roaming costs in the future, and this is another problem that we’ve solved with this launch.”