Lane guidance feature part of new navigation device

Lane guidance feature part of new navigation device

Garmin has introduced its dēzl 760 this week. The navigation device includes a 7-in. display and “active lane guidance” feature to safely guide truckers through intersections and exits.

“The new dēzl 760 is designed to meet the specific needs of truckers, helping to make their job easier and save time, fuel, and money,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales. “Its 7-in. display makes it easy for truckers to see all the information they need at a glance and allows for split-screen depiction of our new active lane guidance.”

The device also features border notices and real-time information such as fuel prices, traffic camera images and weather through the Garmin Smartphone Link. It also offers route calculation based on truck attributes, trucking points of interest, hours-of-service logging, an extra-loud speaker and backup camera support.

Turn-by-turn directions are provided based on vehicle attributes such as height, weight, length and carriage. It also provides warnings of upcoming hazards such as sharp curves, truck stops, weigh stations, dealerships and washes.

Also included are sunrise and sunset times to follow after-sunset regulations, mile markers to share a location with others, and state/country border notices to comply with legal requirements.

Multiple truck profiles can be saved for drivers who haul varying freight loads.

The dēzl 760 automatically archives fuel usage and the number of miles driven in a given state or province to make it easier for truckers to fill out logbooks, forms and tax materials. This data can be exported from the unit for assisting in submission of quarterly International Fuel Tax Agreement Documentation.

Hours of service are tracked and drivers warned when they are coming up on limits. According to Garmin, the dēzl 760 is also compatible with the Garmin Fleet Management Interface (FMI) and can be integrated with a telematics data transponder manufactured by a Garmin authorized partner, providing a digital solution that complies with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations for Automatic onboard Recording Devices (AOBRD).

Garmin Smartphone Link connects the device to a smartphone through Bluetooth. Once connected, real-time information is transmitted. Garmin Smartphone Link is available at no cost in the Android Market and includes several free live services as well as premium content available through subscriptions.

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