London, United Kingdom, March 09, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- TeleType has expanded its cloud based truck routing service to include the U.K. The SmartTruckRoute service began in the U.S. a year ago and now supports the 50 U.S. States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the UK for both Android phones and tablets as well as the iPhone and the iPad. TeleType draws on its many years of experience as the company pioneered the use of portable GPS for truck navigation and has applied its expertise to the new server based technology. Responding to requests from lorry drivers in the UK, the SmartTruckRoute app now supports truck specific routing for UK commercial drivers wishing to validate routes and navigate with the convenience of their phones which are always available. The SmartTruckRoute app connects to in-house truck routing servers to allow commercial drivers to use the built-in GPS of the phone or tablet to create truck specific routes with the added benefits of live map updates. The software takes into account commercial truck restrictions as well as the vehicle height and weight. SmartTruckRoute helps drivers avoid costly tickets and provides additional safety. Turn by turn visual and voice instructions allow the driver to use the handset hands free when navigating.
According to Ed Friedman, President, TeleType, “The SmartTruckRoute app makes the job of the commercial driver easier, safer and more cost effective than alternative methods. Our unique method of updating the maps and commercial restrictions allows us to provide lorry drivers with the most up to date maps and restrictions possible.”
SmartTruckRoute Key Features and Benefits:
UK, USA, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico maps.
Truck routing and restrictions updated daily, pro-active database update for temporary restrictions as well as driver feedback loop.
Quick method of validating a truck route with the convenience of using smart phones or tablets.
Turn by turn navigation with voice and visual instructions.
Instant activation without the need for lengthy map downloads, offers immediate truck specific routing upon purchase, no waiting time.
Fast routing, even long routes take less than two seconds to complete.
Highly efficient routing service offers up to the minute maps.
Avoids low bridges, load limits, commercial restrictions and more.
Navigation panel offers large type for critical information such as Distance to Turn, Distance to Go, Time to Destination, and Street names.
Dynamic routing based on size and weight of vehicle, user definable truck specifications.
Supports Hazmat restrictions by class to avoid tunnels and other restricted areas as appropriate.
Displays hybrid, street mode and aerial views at no additional charge.
Speak the destination by address or company name to allow hands free operation.
Minimal cellular data usage by efficiently caching maps.
The SmartTruckRoute app is available for Android and Apple iOS. Contact TeleType for corporate licensing and route integration applications.
For further information contact TeleType Company app (at) smartruckroute (dot) com, or visit www (dot) smarttruckroute (dot) com.