Renault Trucks: a special heavy duty vehicle GPS on smartphones

14 April 2011

Renault Trucks is the first to offer a special HGV GPS app for iPhone (and soon, on Android). For Renault Trucks, these applications only make sense if they help our customers and drivers, and at the same time make their task easier in the job they do for society.

Specific trucks ways

Renault Trucks is offering an exclusive and revolutionary HGV GPS service to road based on NavTeq data which is the reference in this sector. This takes into account road merchandise transport constraints with specific functions and a particularly tastefully designed "public user" graphic interface. This means it will avoid low bridges, narrow roads, or roads the vehicle or the merchandise transported is not authorised, and will visually indicate them throughout the itinerary.

The driver or fleet manager can enter the truck's technical characteristics into the software (length, width, height, total weight, weight per axle), load type (hazardous materials or not) and road preferences (with or without toll, maximum speed authorised according to roads, etc.).

All these datas are loaded into the GPS which proposes the safest and quickest route, taking all those characteristics into account, throughout the European road network. As an option, the driver can also have access to traffic conditions and modify his route accordingly.

A location device

In parallel, Renault Trucks offers a free "Renault Trucks Network" application with which drivers can find the nearest Renault Trucks network outlet wherever they are in the world, as well as the services on offer.

Once located, the driver can contact the dealership by telephone with a simple click or visit the website and then display the quickest route to get there. The application is available in French and English, and details more than 1 500 Renault Trucks service outlets in the 100 countries where the manufacturer is present.

Renault Trucks is making new technologies available to drivers and fleet managers as real, practical support in order to help them in their day-to-day mission. In particular, these new technologies will limit reduce risks and traffic jams. Thereby, they will contribute to make road transport better, safer and environment-friendly.

Other applications are currently being developed and will be published during the year. Here again, they will improve the lives of transport professionals by making their day-to-day work easier.

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Renault Trucks is based in Saint-Priest and is a major account company for Greater Lyon.

Renault Trucks is also one of the founding member of Lyon Urban Truck and Bus competitive cluster.