Garmin International has announced the dēzlCam trucking navigator that features a built-in dash cam that records video footage, automatically saving it in the event of an accident.

The dēzlCam features custom truck routing for the size and weight of a driver’s truck as well as route warnings for bridge heights, weight limits, sharp curves and steep grades.

“The dēzlCam is an innovative navigation solution for truckers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.  “Truckers will like dēzlCam especially because of its premium trucking features combined with an integrated dash cam that records proof of road incidents and protects their driving reputation.”

The navigator features a 6-inch, touchscreen display, built in dash cam with adjustable swivel lens and a magnetic mount for faster removal and installation. The dash cam begins recording as soon as the dēzlCam is switched on while the Incident Detection sensor automatically saves footage of collisions upon impact.

Location, speed, date and time data can be optionally recorded allowing drivers to know precisely when and where and incident occurred. The dēzlCam can also be used to capture still images allowing truckers to take close-up pictures. Users can also play back driving footage directly on the device or review it on a computer.

The dēzlCam has a directory of preloaded TruckDown locations and services to find places highly rated by truckers. Drivers can filter trucking points of interest to find locations with preferred brands or amenities. The device also has Foursquare data to add more points of interest to the navigators searchable database.

A feature called Easy Route Shaping lets drivers modify a route to include preferred cities or roads by touching the screen. The Up Ahead feature displays a constant stream of nearby services like rest areas, fuel stations and restaurants along a route.

The dēzlCam will also provide a history log to record fuel usage, IFTA mileage and hours of service. The unit has voice-activated navigation, Bluetooth for hands-free calling or to be paired with a headset and it is also compatible with the Garmin BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera.

The Garmin dēzlCam is expected to be available soon with a suggested retail price of $499.99. For more information, click here.