Rand McNally Offers WiFi Enabled GPS Device
Rand McNally just introduced a new 7” GPS device, IntelliRoute TND 720, designed specifically for trucks. Their new GPS device offers WiFi connectivity to provide real-time weather updates and rugged casing to make it easier to hold, video input for third-party back up cameras, and a brighter screen that adjusts for light variances.
In response to professional drivers’ surveys, Rand McNally added the WiFi capability. The ability to provide real-time weather updates will allow drivers to better anticipate delays due to the ever changing forecast along route. In addition to weather information, being WiFi enabled also allows drivers to plug in a smartphone to create a WiFi hotspot.
“The TND 720 is a big step forward in navigation devices designed for professional drivers with the addition of hardware upgrades and Wi-Fi enabled features,” says Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. “We understand the unique challenges unforeseen weather presents for professional drivers. Our new weather solution will enable drivers to proactively manage this issue.”
According to Rand McNally, the IntelliRoute TND 720 also includes the following additional new features:
- Enhanced truck routing options, such as avoiding dirt roads
- Exits Quick View – With a new button on the map screen, drivers can find truck-friendly locations off the upcoming exits along a route
- “Bread-crumb” trails – An option to record and display paths traveled – useful on or off roads
- Increased map customization options – allowing drivers to personalize the way their map appears, specify icons and import third-party POIs into their device.