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New sat-nav offers cyclist alert

Published: 16 August 2013  10:29 AM
Industry Channel: Health & Safety 

Intertruck has unveiled a satellite navigation system for HGV drivers that includes cyclist alert and London ‘journey planner’ features.
 
The ProNav PNN420 has been developed by Navevo in association with Transport for London and uses data that is designed to help fleet managers improve route planning and scheduling, cut down on congestion and reduce pollution.

It includes a “London Freight Pack”, which is compatible with TfL’s Freight Journey Planner. This allows users to plan a route on TfL’s web site before connecting the ProNav to a computer and downloading the route direct to the navigation system.
 
The system has also integrated an HGV cyclist alert system, which generates an alert when approaching a junction or section of road that has been designated by TfL as an “HGV/cyclist convergence area”.

Drivers are notified with both a visual map overlay displaying a 50-metre radius hotspot zone, and an audible alert when entering this zone to remind them to take extra care.

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