BOSTON, Mass. — Driving a recreational vehicle can be dangerous and complicated, but a new navigation app makes the process safer, TeleType Co. announced yesterday. TeleType has released an RV centric navigation program called SmartRVroute. The app offers special settings for RV drivers, allowing configuration of any class RV or trailer. The driver can enter any height and weight configuration and the GPS will route the driver on roads suitable for RV travel, avoiding low bridges and weight restricted areas. In addition, the GPS will avoid tunnels and parkways when appropriate.
The SmartRVroute app connects to in-house routing servers located in Boston, Mass., to allow RV drivers to use the built-in GPS of the phone or tablet to create RV specific routes with the added benefits of live map updates and live traffic, according to a press release from TeleType. The software takes into account RV restrictions as well as the vehicle height and weight. SmartRVroute 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, Project Manager, TeleType, “We are pleased to provide a cost effective and convenient way to obtain instant RV specific routes for navigation. Offering subscriptions starting at $19 for a month, any RVer can afford to drive with proper navigation tools.”
SmartRVroute key features and benefits, as stated in the release:
- Quick method of validating an RV route with the convenience of using smartphones or tablets.
- Use built-in GPS for turn by turn navigation.
- Instant activation without the need for lengthy map downloads, offers immediate RV 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.
- Routing considerations include low bridge heights and clearances, load limits, one-way road designations, sharp turns, and allowances.
- Visual and Voice turn-by-turn instructions.
- 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 RV specifications.
- Avoids tunnels and other restricted areas as appropriate.
- Displays surrounding traffic and aerial views at no additional charge.
- Use built-in microphone to speak the destination address or business name for safe and convenient hands free operation.
- Navigation does not interrupt other functions of the phone therefore the driver can talk simultaneously while navigating.
- New Cellular Data Conservation mode allows drivers to use the app continuously within the standard data plan limits.
SmartRVroute is currently available for Android on Google Play and is being developed for iOS.
About TeleType Co.
Established in 1981, TeleType has emerged to become a leader in the field of Global Positioning Systems and was the first company to offer a portable GPS solution for commercial truck drivers. TeleType specializes in software systems integration and innovative products for a variety of industries. Products range from GPS navigation systems to advanced developer tools such as Software Developer Kits (SDK).
For more information, visit www.teletype.com.
SOURCE: TeleType Co. press release