Garmin nüvi 465T targets truckers
Garmin International Inc. is a common name when it comes to satellite navigation, and this time round they show that they do not only care about ordinary drivers like you and I, but they also have the interests of over-the-road, long-haul navigation and delivery trucks in their hearts by announcing the new nüvi 465T. Unveiled at the Mid America Truck Show that is currently going on till the 21st, the Garmin nüvi 465T is able to support multiple truck profiles and features advanced routing and guidance to support truck-related road restrictions including height, width, length, weight and hazardous materials. All you need to do is clue in the device by entering the truck’s dimensions and load restrictions, and the nüvi 465T will get to work straight away by adjusting the many routes ahead based on your truck’s profile. Pretty neat – hopefully the map data is updated though as you wouldn’t want to drive into a tunnel or under a bridge that is too low for your rig just because Garmin says so.
In addition, the nüvi 465T holds the distinction of being the first navigational device that offers locations in the National Truck and Trailer Services (NTTS) Breakdown Directory, whihc is actually a comprehensive guide to semi-truck repair facilities nationwide. This preloaded guide offers drivers access to over 30,000 repair and heavy duty towing services for the continental United States, making it easy for drivers to easily find truck-specific points of interest, such as truck repair, towing and recovery, tire sales and repair, glass repair, fuels stops and more.
Each purchase of the nüvi 465T will be accompanied by subscription-free lifetime traffic alerts in most major metro areas nationwide courtesy of NAVTEQ Traffic, and drivers will be better able to plan their route by being notified of traffic delays and road construction in order to detour around the incident. Warnings of upcoming road conditions will also help drivers be more careful of possible hazards right up ahead including sharp curves, steep grades and road narrows among others. In the rare event where the driver loses his/her co-ordinates, there is the nifty “Where am I?” feature that will display one’s current exact latitude and longitude coordinates, closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations and nearest address and intersection.