Maptuit Corp., a provider of truck routing, vehicle tracking and traffic services, and GeoLogic Solutions, a provider of multimode communication and tracking systems for the trucking industry, have announced a strategic partnership to offer Maptuit NaviGo over GeoLogic’s new CDU (Color Display Unit), a Windows-based touchscreen display featuring a high-resolution graphical interface.
“This announcement reinforces Maptuit’s strategy to create an improved driver experience by delivering our content on the leading multimode satellite or cellular onboard device with touchscreen operation and GPS capabilities,” says Jeff Papows, president and chief executive officer of Burlington, Mass.-based Maptuit. “The result of this collaboration will be one of the market’s most sophisticated onboard computer solutions available to date.”
Maptuit NaviGo is designed to provide truck drivers with a safer and better driving experience by taking the company’s technology and its community of 80,000 drivers, who continually send updates to Maptuit’s road network, and combining it with GeoLogic’s technology. Maptuit says NaviGo utilizes internal electronic maps to gauge the vehicle’s location and plot a course to a selected destination to provide drivers with audible truck specific, real-time, turn-by-turn directions.
“Over the past seven years,” Papows says, “Maptuit has been providing trucking companies with the most dynamic, real-time, truck-specific routing available in the market, and now we will be offering our brand new Maptuit NaviGo solution through GeoLogic’s multimode solution. Working together to bring these combined solutions to market provides fleets, and more importantly, the drivers, with a fully integrated in-cab navigational solution and a completely new driving experience that until now only existed in luxury automobiles. We are very excited about our new partnership with GeoLogic and even more excited in bringing change to an industry that has, for years, been waiting far too long. The technology is here, and it’s time it’s put to use for customers’ benefits, and not held captive to previous economic models.”
“When we were designing our new CDU, we knew it had to be an open system so that we could easily integrate the latest and greatest applications, like Maptuit’s new NaviGo,” says John Lewis, president and CEO for Herndon, Va.-based GeoLogic Solutions. “We spent a great deal of time evaluating all of the major mapping providers to determine which solution was best for us, and Maptuit was the obvious leader in onboard navigation targeted specifically for the trucking industry. We look forward to delivering this new mapping solution to our customers.”