Rand McNally unveils GPS feature

Updated Apr 6, 2011

The Rand McNally IntelliRoute TND line of over-the-road GPS units now offer past and real-time traffic views, the company announced Wednesday, March 30. The real-time traffic is available via a plug-in accessory, which includes lifetime traffic provided by NAVTEQ.

The real-time function allows drivers to assess driving times based on traffic accidents or bottlenecks, and the units reroute trips accordingly. The historical traffic function is based on data compiled from accident reports, public sensors, weather, construction and local events. It predicts expected road speeds on most freeways and major highways in the United States.

The company also launched its Moving America tour, in which two trucks with custom-built trailers will visit roughly 200 Pilot and Flying J locations during a 22-week period. At the stops, drivers will have a chance to interact with IntelliRoute TND navigation demonstrations, receive giveaways, play games and enter the Navigator of the Year contest.

The contest will award $25,000 to a driver recognized as the year’s top navigator by Rand McNally, based on an essay and answers to a questionnaire. The winner will be announced in August at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. For more information about the contest or to enter, go to http://trucking.randmcnally.com and click on the “Moving America” link.