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Sat-Nav For HGV And Van Drivers Unveiled

ProNav allows drivers to enter their vehicles' vital statistics, including weight, height, length, width and the goods they are carrying (normal, corrosive/explosive), the software then calculates a route to ensure drivers are not confronted with roads or obstacles not suitable for their vehicle or cargo.
by Staff Writers
Letchworth, UK (SPX) May 16, 2008
Navevo has unveiled its sat-nav solution for drivers of heavy goods vehicles and vans. Using NAVTEQ Transport, ProNav GPS software features dynamic routing and navigation optimisation based on a vehicle's dimensions and legal restrictions to avoid incidents such as travelling down unsuitable narrow roads or crossing bridges with vehicles that break weight restrictions.

Key Features:

- Enhanced GPS navigation for HGVs, vans, horse transporters, caravans or trailers

- Dynamic routing and navigation optimisation based on

- Vehicle dimensions (e.g. height, width, length, weight)

- Legal restrictions (e.g. no HGVs allowed, carrying hazardous goods)

- Other warning data (e.g. cross winds, steep hills)

- London unloading and parking penalties database

- POI data for professional drivers

Optimised Navigation
ProNav allows drivers to enter their vehicles' vital statistics, including weight, height, length, width and the goods they are carrying (normal, corrosive/explosive), the software then calculates a route to ensure drivers are not confronted with roads or obstacles not suitable for their vehicle or cargo.

During a journey, ProNav warns drivers of hazards such as steep hills, high cross winds, and the risk of grounding. These are displayed as icons on the software's maps, well in advance of approach to provide drivers with time to decide whether to change their route. ProNav can instantly re-route a driver's journey if deemed necessary.

Exclusive London Unloading and Parking Penalties Database
ProNav is the perfect travel companion for London delivery drivers. ProNav pin points red route and standard loading bays for delivery drivers and provides exception times and maximum loading period data. Drivers can search for these facilities by street name, town or postcode allowing them to prepare in advance of a journey.

ProNav also includes London parking penalties warnings (parking pips and penalty charge notice hotspots) to help drivers avoid charges.

POI Database for Professional Drivers
In addition to POI databases included on standard systems, ProNav features a POI database for professional drivers including national HGV petrol stations and London cafes where drivers can purchase breakfast for under GBP5, as well as 40,000 other POIs supplied by NAVTEQ.

ProNav comes complete with street level mapping for the UK and Republic of Ireland, seven digit postcode lookup and a six month free trial of safety camera alerts. Thanks to ProNav's dual functionality, features designed specifically for the professional driver can be switched off, turning ProNav into a standard GPS solution for every day use in the car.

"We have developed ProNav to ensure its advanced capability and ability to overcome many of the problems professional drivers face when using traditional sat-nav systems," says David Guiver, Navevo's Business Development Director: "We have chosen to exclusively partner with electronics expert Maplin for the launch of ProNav and are extremely pleased to be the first to offer this innovative solution."

Navevo will be extending its ProNav software to work with commercial fleet mobile market solutions in the near future.

Navevo is also currently developing a European and US version of ProNav software.

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