Dash Cams For Truckies Are A Thing Now

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Can you imagine the crazy footage that is going to come from these?

Jokes aside, Dash cams are designed to help when there are incidents on the road. In February 2018 the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities reported that in 2017 fatal crashes involving heavy trucks had increased by 2.4 per cent compared with the corresponding period the previous year.

Considering how much time truck drivers spend on the road, having a Dash cam that has been specifically designed for trucks could hopefully help prevent future accidents. Especially when it comes to the safety features.

It also helps to make the job just that little bit easier. The Navman Big Rig Duo is a Dash Cam and GPS is one. And while it has live traffic updates and safety alerts you can get in other products, it also includes specific navigational guidance for larger vehicles.

These include Professional B-Double Truck Mode guidance for B-doubles and HAZMAT restricted vehicles, Truck-specific POIs and Low Gear and No Engine Brake voice alerts.

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Truckies will also be able to do a 'fuel type' search of nearby petrol stations, find food with Zomato and utilise the multi-stop trip planning function so they can find the most efficient way to deliver their goods on time.

On the safety side, the Big Rig Duo includes alerts for driver fatigue (which also guides you to the closest truck stop or restaurant), lane departure and possible collisions. Handsfree and voice destination search are also available, so hands can stay on the wheel more often.

Here's the full features dump:

  • Super 2K Full HD CRASH CAM
  • Rotating lens
  • ADAS: Lane Deviation, Front collision
  • Wide Angle Lens
  • GPS Tagged Video Tracking
  • 3-Axis G-Sensor Event Recording
  • 6 Inch Touch Screen
  • Lifetime Monthly Map Updates
  • Professional B-Double Truck Routing
  • Low Gear & No Engine Break Voice Alert
  • Landmark Guidance PLUS
  • Bluetooth Handsfree
  • Live Traffic Updates
  • Smart Route
  • Spoken Street Name
  • 3D Junction Views & Lane Guidance
  • Smart Find Keyword Search
  • Speed Limit Alert
  • Spoken Safety Alerts
  • Voice Destination Entry
  • Driver Fatigue Alert
  • Multi language
  • Mileage Reporter
  • Zomato Restaurant Guide
  • 3D Landmark
  • Roadside Assist
  • Parking Assist
  • Rest stop Shortcuts for Trucks
  • Trip Select
  • Multi-stop Trip Optimisation
  • Location Capture
  • 2 Years Warranty

The Navman Big Rig Duo is now available in Australia and the RRP is $549.

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