TomTom WORK has told Tachoblog about the TomTom GO 7000 TRUCK, a device designed for trucks and large vehicles.

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The TomTom GO 7000 TRUCK brings the latest navigation innovations, including Map Share technology. A new Map Share functionality allows truck drivers to make corrections to their map by adding or changing access restrictions for roads based on dimension and weight.

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“Map Share is imperative in our strategy to deliver the best maps for trucks,” Thomas Schmidt, managing director of TomTom WORK told Tachoblog. “Pre-installed restrictions mostly cover major and connecting roads, but with Map Share, the driver is able to improve the map up to the very last mile.”

With the introduction of the GO 7000 TRUCK, TomTom’s Truck Navigation technology is ready to go, with the software pre-installed.

When calculating the best route, the TomTom GO 7000 TRUCK takes the special needs of large vehicles into account. It delivers routes that favour major roads, avoid sharp turns and reflect the lower speeds that trucks typically travel. This means that truckers can avoid small town roads and narrow residential areas where possible. Secondly, the routing takes access route restrictions into consideration when the driver enters dimensions and weight in the personal truck profile.

Being equipped with Text-to-speech and Voice address input, the device increases driver safety by reducing the frequency with which drivers need to look at the display during the journey. Help-me menu and hands-free calling further enhance driver safety.

The device is ready for the requirements of professional drivers operating in a commercial vehicle fleet. When used in combination with LINK 300 and a subscription to WEBFLEET, the driver can easily report on business mileage and receive destination addresses and orders on the GO 7000 TRUCK. HD Traffic and other LIVE Services ensure drivers receive current real-time traffic information, as well as reports about delays and suggestions on alternative route suggestions. HD Traffic coupled with TomTom IQ Routes ensures the best route and provides the most accurate arrival times.

With LIVE Services, drivers also get other relevant route information, including Safety Alerts – so they know what’s ahead, Local Search with Google – so they can find service stations and businesses on their route and Fuel Prices – so they can find the cheapest fuel around.

TomTom originally launched Truck Navigation in December 2008, and has further developed the technology, and its coverage, with details of weight and dimensional restrictions now extended to France and Spain