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Big Rig Duo: GPS and Dash cam that’s rigged with all the features a truck driver needs



The first GPS and Dash cam created for Big Rigs

It’s not called a truckin’ life for nothing: you’re on the road for longer than the average driver, you have to think about road restrictions for your vehicle and watch out for engine noise restrictions – and all while carrying a heavy load. The new Navman Big Rig Duo has your back and front covered with an in-built dash cam and GPS in one. Developed with the help of truck drivers, it has specific navigation guidance for those driving large vehicles.
 
“There’s really no better GPS device to guide and protect Australian truck drivers than the Big Rig Duo. Being on the road for so long, truck drivers will want to be able to defend themselves if they are ever involved in any incidences. The Big Rig Duo’s in-built dual channel enabled recording dash cam gives them the ability to prove their case when they are not at fault,” says Wendy Hammond, Managing Director, Navman Australia and New Zealand. 
 
“The Big Rig Duo is designed to be the truckie’s ultimate road companion with specifically tailored Professional B-Double Truck Mode guidance for B-doubles and HAZMAT restricted vehicles to ensure they, their load and other drivers are kept safe. It has truck specific alerts and information like Low Gear and No Engine Brake Voice Alert and Truck Specific POIs along with other great navigation features like, Live Traffic Updates in real time, Premium Driver Alerts and Spoken Safety Alerts.”
 
Features of the Navman Big Rig Duo:
Dual Channel Dash Cam: The Super 2K Full HD Dual Channel recording dash cam means drivers have an extra set of eyes on the road if any incidents do occur and a set of eyes on their load with the additional purchase of a Navman Rear Camera accessory. The high quality crash cam with rotating lens captures more detail, even in low light, to provide more crucial details when needed.
 
Truck Specific Points of Interest (POIs) – There are over 18,000 Truck POI’s built-in to allow drivers to quickly find a rest spot or weigh station. It also lets them know very handy information such as delivery entrances and where the loading docks are.
 
Low Gear and No Engine Brake Voice Alert
If driving a Big Rig, chances are it’s carrying a big load, so greater distance is needed to stop in an emergency. The Low Gear and No Engine Brake Voice Alert notifies when there are these restrictions ahead, so truck drivers have plenty of warning to prepare (and also avoid heavy fines.)
 
Professional truck mode
The Professional B-Double Truck Mode shows the quickest way to get to the next drop off while avoiding roads with weight restrictions, HAZMAT (hazard materials) restrictions, narrow bridges or tunnels – to avoid getting jammed and finding yourself starring in a Facebook video that is viewed a million times! Tedious planning trips using road gazettes are now in the past - simply enter truck dimensions and loads, and the Navman Big Rig Duo will show routes suitable for the vehicle. 
 
Free lifetime live traffic updates
Traffic updates from SUNA are updated continuously in real time on the Big Rig Duo, helping truck drivers avoid suburban traffic, as well as calculate alternative truck- friendly routes.
Safety Alerts
Navman’s premium driver alerts will warn when approaching potentially dangerous driving situations like sharp bends, steep inclines or declines, high wind areas, overtaking lanes or lane merges.
 
Spoken safety alerts (speed limits, safety cameras and school zones etc) speaks out loud what’s ahead rather than simply beeping. 
 
The driver fatigue alert reminds them to take a break when they have been driving for over two hours while also guiding drivers to the closest truck stop or restaurant. The device also has ADAS safety features including lane departure alert, front collision alert that warns when driving too close to the vehicle in front and a front departure warning that warns if vehicle car in front has moved off without you noticing.
 
Premium Guidance Features
The Big Rig Duo comes with all premium guidance features found in the top of the range Navman.   Landmark guidance PLUS directs drivers by pointing out objects they see through their windscreen such as the colours, names of buildings and geographical features, making navigation instructions easier to understand. Other great features include a mileage reporter to track kilometres covered and a voice destination search so you don’t always need to plug the address in by hand.
 
The Big Rig Duo allows drivers to pair a phone via Bluetooth and talk hands free; Fuel type search to find the nearest petrol station that stocks the right fuel; multi-stop trip planner to calculate the most efficient and truck- friendly route, and there is even information on where to eat with the Zomato Restaurant Guide listing over 40,000 restaurants and food venues in cities and towns around Australia. With Lifetime Monthly Map updates, truckies can be sure all these great features have the most current information available.
The Navman Big Rig Duo is available now at leading retailers with a recommended retail price of $549. It also includes a two year warranty.
 
Full list of features:
  • Super 2K Full HD CRASH CAM built-in
  • rotating lens
  • ADAS: Lane Deviation, Front collision
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • GPS Tagged Video Tracking
  • 3-Axis G-Sensor Event Recording
  • 6 Inch Touch Screen
  • Lifetime Monthly Map Updates
  • Professional B-Double Truck Routing (AU)
  • Low Gear & No Engine Break Voice Alert
  • Landmark Guidance PLUS
  • Bluetooth Handsfree
  • Live Traffic Updates
  • Smart Route
  • Spoken Street Name
  • 3D Junction Views & Lane Guidance
  • Smart Find Keyword Search
  • Speed Limit Alert
  • Spoken Safety Alerts
  • Voice Destination Entry
  • Driver Fatigue Alert
  • Multi language including Chinese
  • Mileage Reporter
  • Zomato Restaurant Guide
  • 3D Landmark
  • Roadside Assist
  • Parking Assist
  • Rest stop Shortcuts for Trucks
  • Trip Select
  • Multi-stop Trip Optimisation
  • Location Capture
  • 2 Years Warranty
 
For further information or a list of stockists visit www.navman.com.au or facebook.com/NavmanANZ.  
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About Navman: Navman, a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of global positioning system (GPS) products, has more than 20 years’ experience in GPS, and as such is now widely recognised as a pioneer inportable, in-car satellite devices and dash cams. Navman began life in New Zealand, specialising in marine electronics and even today software design and development is still undertaken there. Today the Navman brand is owned by MiTAC International, a leading worldwide maker of wireless communications products and one of Business Week’s top 100 Global IT companies. For more information, visit www.navman.com.au or facebook.com/NavmanANZ
 
For further information about Navman please contact:
Michelle Tan, The D’Arcy Partnership
Telephone: +61 2 9281 2230 Email: michellet@darcypr.com