The in-dash units will include several customized screens as well as a listing of International Truck dealers and locations.
"Market research and direct feedback from our Customer Advisor Boards has consistently indicated that customers wanted a GPS option that was easy to use, durable, affordable, and which provided essential truck route specific mapping" said Steve Gilligan, vice president, product and vocational marketing, Navistar. "The Rand McNally unit met these requirements better than any of the other units that we have reviewed."
The custom version of the TND 710 will be available for new International trucks, Class 6 through 8: ProStar+, LoneStar, WorkStar, and DuraStar. The device also will be available for aftermarket installation at all International Truck dealer locations.
"We are very excited that International will offer the IntelliRoute TND in-dash option in its trucks," said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. "Their decision is validation of the quality of our product. We have a long history with International and are looking forward to working with them on this new initiative."
Pana-Pacific, an established preferred integrator and engineering partner in the commercial vehicle market, worked with Navistar to integrate the TND 710 into International trucks. This engineering collaboration involved incorporating the navigation unit into the instrument panel, providing a seamless factory install, as well as an aftermarket installation kit for vehicles already in the field.
"We are pleased that Navistar has helped bring this in-dash navigation system to market," said John Trenberth, President of Pana-Pacific. "We believe this is a great benefit for Navistar's customers, improving safety and efficiency."
Rand McNally's IntelliRoute TND device, which debuted two years ago, was the first navigation device built from the ground up for professional drivers.