Truck fleets using the new Garmin dēzlCam will have access to video footage of incidents in addition to truck-specific routing and navigation.
dēzlCam is an all-in-one trucking navigator with a built-in dash cam. The device continuously records and saves video footage upon impact. It also provides custom truck routing for the size and weight of a driver’s truck as well as route warnings for bridge heights, weight limits, sharp curves, steep grades and more.
“The dēzlCam is an innovative navigation solution for truckers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “As technology evolves, so do the needs of truck drivers who spend their lives on the road. Truckers will like dēzlCam especially because of its premium trucking features combined with an integrated dash cam that records proof of road incidents and protects their driving reputation. The combination of these features adds significant value to our trucking community.”
The device features a 6-in. pinch-to-zoom display and magnetic mount. The built-in-dash cam comes with adjustable swivel lens. The dash cam starts recording as soon as the dēzlCam is powered on, while the incident detection (G-sensor) automatically saves footage of collisions upon impact. Location, speed, date and time data can be optionally recorded allowing drivers to know precisely when and where an incident occurred.
A Snapshot feature captures still images and allows truckers to remove the dēzlCam from their truck to take close-up pictures. Users can also play back driving footage directly on the device, or review on a computer using garmin.com/dashcamplayer.
In addition, dēzlCam includes a comprehensive directory of preloaded TruckDown locations and services to make it easy to find places highly rated by truckers. Drivers can filter trucking points of interest to find locations with their preferred brands or amenities. The dēzlCam is also bundled with Foursquare data that adds millions of new and popular points of interest to the navigator’s searchable database.
Easy route shaping lets drivers modify a route to include preferred cities or roads by touching the screen. The up ahead feature conveniently displays a constant stream of nearby services such as upcoming rest areas, fuel stations and restaurants.
There is a history log to record fuel usage, IFTA mileage, and hours of service. Voice-activated navigation lets truckers control the dēzlCam with their voice. Bluetooth technology allows for hands-free calling and pairing with a Bluetooth-enabled headset (sold separately). The dēzlCam is also compatible with the Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately) to easily see behind a truck when in reverse.
Spoken Garmin Real Directions can help drivers locate hard-to-find addresses with spoken directions that use recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights. Also, active lane guidance with voice prompts indicates the proper lane needed for a trucker’s route, while realistic junction view imagery helps navigate complex interchanges with ease.