Garmin® introduces the next generation of navigation for truck drivers

Garmin International, today introduced the dēzl™ 580 LMT-D, a new truck navigator that offers easy break planning, built-in Wi-Fi for seamless updates, free lifetime Digital Traffic6, and a full suite of smart2 solutions to assist truckers on every route.

The rugged dēzl 580 LMT-D features an easy-to-read 5.0-inch display, customizable truck routing3 for the size, weight and load of a truck, plus all the truck-specific navigation features found throughout the Garmin dēzl product line – like warnings for upcoming bridge heights and steep grades. Easy Break Planning, which considers hours driven and mandatory breaks, includes timely notifications with suggestions for upcoming truck stops, weigh stations, rest areas, and more.

The new Dispatch and Track1 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.

Thiemo Weinschenk, senior product manager consumer automotive EMEA, said: “Not only does the dēzl 580 LMT-D take the guesswork out of break planning, but it also provides small businesses with a new and easy to use Dispatch and Track functionality.

“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-D is prepared for the unexpected with truck specific Points of Interests that lets truckers easily filter truck stops by preferred brands or amenities. The dēzl 580 LMT-D can also receive free real-time data when wirelessly connected to a trucker’s smartphone using the free Smartphone Link mobile app.1 Once paired, the truck driver can use a wide range of features from free live safety cameras, weather forecasts, traffic6 and more.

Text messages and calendar reminders1 can conveniently appear on the navigation display allowing truck drivers to stow their phones away, with their eyes focused ahead and their hands on the steering wheel. Truckers will also benefit from Bluetooth® technology for hands-free calling3 through the navigator’s amplified speakers to make it easy to hear information over loud road noise.

The dēzl 580 LMT-D is loaded with convenient features to help truck drivers efficiently navigate the best route to meet their needs. Junction views and lane guidance helps to navigate complex interchanges. Easy Route Shaping lets truckers effortlessly alter routes to include preferred roads or cities by using the touchscreen, and Truck Profiles makes it easy to quickly switch between trailer sizes with the simple touch of a button.

TripAdvisor® data gives drivers access to ratings for popular travel points such as hotels, restaurants, and attractions. Voice-activated navigation lets truckers control the navigator with their voice while their hands remain on the steering wheel. Spoken Garmin Real Directions™ add useful navigational cues with recognizable landmarks, buildings, and traffic lights to easily guide truck drivers to their destination.

Preloaded with maps of Europe, the dēzl 580 LMT-D offers free lifetime map updates4. The navigation device is compatible with the Garmin BC™ 30 wireless backup camera5 so drivers can see what is happening behind the truck when in reverse.

The Garmin dēzl 580 LMT-D has a suggested retail price of €379.99 (£349.99) and is expected to be available in September. For more information, visit www.garmin.com/dezl.

The Garmin dēzl 580 LMT-D is the latest from the consumer automotive and camera segment of Garmin, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. The company’s user-friendly navigation and action camera solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation, advancements with camera solutions, wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.