ALK and Renault Trucks Partner for Pro Navigation App

ALK Technologies and truck-maker Renault Trucks have launched Renault NavTruck, a custom-developed turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for professional drivers, based on ALK’s CoPilot Truck software platform.

Initially available for iPhone, Renault NavTruck provides truck-specific routes, guidance and maps throughout Europe. It avoids restricted and unsuitable roads based on vehicle dimensions and load type, helping to prevent delivery delays, accidents and fines.

Renault NavTruck guides drivers to their destinations with detailed spoken directions and 3D map displays. Onscreen alerts warn the driver about potential truck hazards ahead, or if a wrong turn along a restricted route is taken. Vehicle and load dimensions can be saved as individual profiles to make it easy to switch between different trucks. Up to 50 stops or waypoints can also be entered into individual itineraries, with trip optimisation and toll road avoidance options available so drivers can calculate the most efficient route.

The app includes NAVTEQ street maps, enhanced with NAVTEQ Transport commercial vehicle attributes. These maps contain the location of thousands of low bridges, narrow roads, truck hazards and truck-restricted roads. Thousands of useful Points Of Interest for professional drivers are also preloaded, including Renault Truck service locations.