Niche local distributor, TravRoute, has formed a partnership with UK-based ProNav to bring a customised solution for professional drivers to market.
The ProNav product specifically targets truck drivers and is developed by Navevo. The software provides street navigation for large vehicles including trucks, RVs, trailers, buses, vans and caravans. It allows users to enter the vehicle’s weight, axle weight, height, length and width to calculate the best route to ensure drivers are not confronted with roads or obstacles not suitable for the vehicle of goods.
TravRoute product manager, Andrew McGregor, said that while there were other customised GPS solutions available to cover off-road, on-road and marine conditions, this was the first of its kind in Australia.
McGregor said the product had been performing well in the UK when it was launched late last year. While it will not be a retail play for the distributor, there were high hopes it would be successful in the local market.
“This product will mostly appeal to fleet management groups, but that is a big industry and there are not many options for them at this stage,” McGregor said.