Garmin International has introduced the dēzl 580 LMT-S navigation device for trucks, offering built in- Wi-Fi for updates and a suite of truck solutions that can include hours of service compliance
The dēzl 580 LMT-S features a 5-inch display, customizable truck routing for the size and weight of a truck and the truck specific navigation features found throughout the dēzl product line, including bridge heights and steep grades.
Easy Break Planning is now possible thanks to timely break planning notifications with suggestions for upcoming truck stops, weigh stations, and rest areas. When truck drivers wirelessly connect the dēzl 580 LMT-S to the new Garmin eLog compliant ELD, important hours of service can be seen on the navigator’s display.
“Not only does the dēzl 580 LMT-S take the guesswork out of break planning, but it also gives truckers a simple solution for HOS compliance if used with our new Garmin eLog ELD,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “One of the features we’re most excited about is the dēzl 580’s built-in Wi-Fi, so truck drivers can easily update maps and software with a touch of a button and avoid having to use a computer.”
For truck drivers who spend a significant amount of their time on the road, the dēzl 580 LMT-S features the Truck & Trailer Services directory that lets truckers filter truck stops by preferred brands or amenities.
The dēzl 580 LMT-S can also receive free real-time data when wirelessly connected to a trucker’s smartphone using the free Smartphone Link mobile app. Once paired, the truck driver can use a wide range of features from free live traffic to weather forecasts. Text messages and calendar reminders can appear right on the navigation display allowing truck drivers to stow their phones away, with their eyes focused ahead and their hands on the steering wheel.
The new Dispatch and Track entry-level truck monitoring solution allows business owners and dispatchers to send text messages and addresses to their drivers with the option to track their routes to completion. Truckers can also benefit from Bluetooth technology for hands-free calling through the navigator’s amplified speakers to make it easy to hear information over loud road noise.
Truck parking data is available to help truckers find accessible parking spaces at truck stops and rest stops. Easy Route Shaping lets truckers alter routes to include preferred roads or cities by using the touchscreen, and Truck Profiles can switch between trailer sizes with the touch of a button. TripAdvisor data gives drivers access to ratings for popular travel points such as hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
Voice-activated navigation allows truckers to control the navigator with their voice while their hands remain on the steering wheel. Spoken Garmin Real Directions add navigational cues with recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights to help guide truck drivers to their destination.
Preloaded with maps of North America, the dēzl 580 LMT-S offers free lifetime map updates. The navigation device is compatible with the Garmin BC 30 wireless backup camera so drivers can see what is happening behind the truck when in reverse.