Rand McNally unveiled an in-cab tablet with enhanced navigation and advanced features for professional drivers. The announcement was made at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
Engineered with driver input, the TND Tablet 1050 features:
- Upgraded Rand Navigation with 33% more truck-specific road data than other GPS providers.
- High-definition 10-inch screen with enhanced mapping and graphics.
- Removable tablet guard, a heavy-duty Corning Gorilla Glass screen (stronger than conventional glass and more resistant to scratches), and three mounting options.
- Upgraded camera for driver and vehicle inspection reports and receipt tracking.
Rand McNally’s TND Tablet 1050 has endured hours of input and over-the-road testing with long-haul drivers, according to the company. The 1050 is the “most solid, driver-designed” TND Rand McNally has launched since creating the truck navigation device category in 2009, Rand McNally officials said in a press release.
“In spending time and communicating with thousands of drivers, we heard loud and clear what is most valuable to professional drivers,” explained Ivan Sheldon, Rand McNally’s V.P. of Product Management. “Feature overload is not helpful. Instead, drivers want more accurate mapping and navigation, easier-to-see screens, louder voice guidance, and a more durable device that lessens the risk of breakage if dropped. Those were our top goals in creating the TND™ Tablet 1050.”
At the heart of the device is new, upgraded navigation built by Rand McNally, whose Geographic Information System engineers update and supplement the mapping on a year-round basis maintaining hundreds of attributes on its network.
In fact, compared with other market-leading products, Rand McNally’s navigation includes thousands more low bridges, 28,000 more miles of weight-restricted roads, and 15,000 more miles of truck-prohibited roads, company officials said.