TomTom has launched a navigation device with a built-in subscriber identity module (SIM) card specifically designed for commercial vehicles. The TomTom GO 715 combines navigation, two-way data communication and traffic information in one device. TomTom reckons it is the world’s first portable navigation unit to have an integrated GPRS modem and SIM card included.
From April 2007, the TomTom GO 715 will be available with TomTom Webfleet, an online vehicle location tool, as part of the new TomTom Work Compact solution for truck fleets. Chief executive Harold Goddijn says: “TomTom Work Compact is a fully integrated, plug & go solution that does not require any specialist installation, reducing the total cost for connected services.”
The built-in GPRS modem and SIM card of the TomTom GO 715 allows users to send messages between vehicles on the road.