Garmin designed exclusively for over the road long-haul navigation and delivery trucks

 

I have seen a lot of people posting that they would like a GPS unit designed exclusively for over the road long-haul navigation and delivery trucks.

Sounds like it would be very good for large RV unit owners also.

Garmin just announced today the nüvi® 465T. "The nuvi 465T has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499.99 and is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2009."

Link to press release:
http://garmin.blogs.com/pr/2009/03/garmin-goes-the-distance-...

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Looks like a unit that will

Looks like a unit that will produce lots of sales.

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Yep

This one will sell a ton if the data in it is as accurate or better than a trucker's atlas. They'll also likely be able to sell a lot of map updates for it as well since the target consumer will always want the most up-to-date maps.

I see this as a good unit for fleet trucks as well as owner-operators.

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alokasi wrote:

This one will sell a ton if the data in it is as accurate or better than a trucker's atlas.

and help prevent one of those trucks ending up on a low-height parkway during rush hour in cities like NYC and create serious rush hour traffic jams.

Pretty cool! Makes me want

Pretty cool! Makes me want to become a long haul trucker.

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Check out Specs.

Still uses North American NT Nuvi Maps, which does not contain road restrictions, low bridges, etc. Garmins just blowing smoke with the NTTS Directory.

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According to Garmin, "This

According to Garmin,
"This new long-haul navigator introduced at the Mid America Truck Show March 19-21, 2009, supports multiple truck profiles and features advanced routing and guidance to support truck-related road restrictions such as height, width, length, weight and hazardous materials."

Hope that feature will make it easier for truckers to navigate.

No Actual Truck Routing

It appears to use a POI Database of restricted routes, low bridges, etc. for the truck profile setup. It warns you as you drive the route. Not actual truck routing per profile, just warnings as you get close to a restriction. see https://buy.garmin.com/shop/alt-image.do?pID=31541&img=Image... I don't think I would want to be driving one of those big rigs with a .2 mile warning ahead of a low bridge. . . like now which way, oh ya, I could use the detour feature . . . Smoking Mirrors in my book.

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'smoking mirrors'?

bilson wrote:

It appears to use a POI Database of restricted routes, low bridges, etc. for the truck profile setup. It warns you as you drive the route. Not actual truck routing per profile, just warnings as you get close to a restriction. see https://buy.garmin.com/shop/alt-image.do?pID=31541&img=Image... I don't think I would want to be driving one of those big rigs with a .2 mile warning ahead of a low bridge. . . like now which way, oh ya, I could use the detour feature . . . Smoking Mirrors in my book.

Smoke and mirrors or not, the release states, "supports multiple truck profiles and **features advanced routing** and guidance to support truck-related road restrictions such as height, width, length, weight and hazardous materials. Simply enter the truck’s dimensions and load restrictions and the nüvi 465T will **adjust many routes** based on the customized truck profile and map data available to best meet the specified requirements."

The picture you post appears to be a POI when NOT under a route. Regardless, would you prefer to be driving said semi that had no warning of a low overpass and slammed on its brakes or worse, hit the overpass?

Obviously any unit will not be foolproof, but it is a step in the right direction. If I was still on the road, I would seriously consider one.

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NTTS

bilson wrote:

Still uses North American NT Nuvi Maps, which does not contain road restrictions, low bridges, etc. Garmins just blowing smoke with the NTTS Directory.

Is a directory of repair facilities etc, not a database of restrictions. The NavTeq Maps have information that is not identified on all units, yet that info is buried in the programing...ie: Nuvi 700 series shows speed limits on certain roads in the database whereas the 600 series does not. I am sure there is a lot of info in the NavTeq maps that is yet to be tapped.

Why not give the unit a chance and not cut it down before it is even released?

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My Streetpilot 2720 is said to be truck-friendly

On my 2720, I can choose 'truck' or 'bus' as the vehicle when routing - I think it avoids going through small roads or areas that trucks are not allowed. I do not notice this feature on my new Nuvi 265WT

Maybe you might look at this . . .

craig470 wrote:
bilson wrote:

Still uses North American NT Nuvi Maps, which does not contain road restrictions, low bridges, etc. Garmins just blowing smoke with the NTTS Directory.

Is a directory of repair facilities etc, not a database of restrictions. The NavTeq Maps have information that is not identified on all units, yet that info is buried in the programing...ie: Nuvi 700 series shows speed limits on certain roads in the database whereas the 600 series does not. I am sure there is a lot of info in the NavTeq maps that is yet to be tapped.

Why not give the unit a chance and not cut it down before it is even released?

http://www.gps-planet.com/pcna430trgps.html Actual Truck navigation Can't say anymore buy what you want!

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IF...

I was still OTR...I drive a desk now.

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