Modern technology has made it possible to deliver increased information to truck operators. Mack Trucks says it is making sure this additional information is delivered to drivers in an efficient manner by offering the Navion R5000 navigational radio, which integrates up to six separate functions, including safety-related devices, vehicle information and entertainment. The R5000 can be ordered now as an option for the Mack Pinnacle highway series and Mack Granite vocational series.
The R5000 is Mack-installed for robust operation and eliminates the need for complicated aftermarket add-on installation, according to the company; it fits into a standard in-dash radio slot and has a 7-inch color LCD screen, which displays easy-to-read information in a convenient location, allowing drivers to view vehicle performance and safety information on one display, while reducing potential driver distraction.
Mack says the functions of the R5000 — which features large, easy-to-use controls — include:
“There is a wealth of available information for Mack customers to use to enhance productivity, safety and performance,” says Jerry Warmkessel, marketing product manager, highway products for Lehigh Valley, Pa.-based Mack. “For instance, being able to accurately see tire pressures at a glance not only saves time, but increases fuel economy and safety, and reduces tire costs. The Navion R5000 navigational radio presents this information in an effective way to customers. And the entertainment features help the miles go by more quickly.”