Maptuit Corp. and four mobile communications providers for the trucking industry announced at the American Trucking Associations annual meeting in Dallas that Maptuit’s new NaviGo in-cab naviation service is available on those mobile communications vendors’ full-color in-cab displays.
NaviGo provides interactive maps and audible turn-by-turn specific directions. The service is hybrid, meaning that some of the functionality is provided within the onboard computer while the rest is powered by real-time updates of mapping, traffic and weather. It runs on several WinCE and Winmobile 5 platforms and devices using cellular, satellite or WiFi communications, which allows the system to use the least expensive communication option available.
Maptuit President Jeff Papows said key features of NaviGo include continuous updating, commercial-grade routing, dynamic traffic, a full-screen display, “a better driver experience” and an open platform.
Initially, NaviGo will be available on Cadec’s next-generation Onboard Computer, DriverTech’s DT4000 TruckPC, GeoLogic’s new Color Display Unit and PeopleNet’s new Enhanced Driver Displays and its PACOS Geofencing platform. The system will be available to others that offer compatible in-cab devices and embrace the open architecture that allows all users to take advantage of any upgrade in the service, Papows says.