PTV launches next-generation navigation app

PTV group has launched the next generation of its professional truck navigation app PTV Truck Navigator G2. Powered by TomTom Navigation SDK (Mobile Software Developer Kit), the app includes the latest maps, custom route planning for trucks and is available worldwide for the first time.

PTV Truck Navigator offers customized truck routing that takes into account truck attributes such as the size and weight of large vehicles, as well as truck-specific factors such as hazard restrictions, freight, tunnels and environmental zones. The new mobile app accesses TomTom online maps directly from the TomTom server park.

To guide truck drivers to the best and most economical routes, PTV Truck Navigator G2 takes into account historical traffic patterns, live traffic data and artificial intelligence to calculate routes dependent on the time of day and predict delays in the future.

“The PTV Truck Navigator G2 powered by TomTom Navigation SDK is the culmination of our decades-long collaboration with PTV and offers professional drivers a safer and more comfortable experience,” says Mike Schoofs, Managing Director of TomTom Enterprise.

“A professional truck navigation app is the key to transportation efficiency. By combining TomTom’s most accurate online maps with our technology and experience, we are able to offer the best and most accurate truck routing system, tailored precisely to our customers’ needs,” says Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTV Group.

The PTV Truck Navigator G2 supports the driver with a new look and feel and a more intuitive user interface. One Field Search makes it even easier for users to enter addresses and POIs.

The mobile app is offered for Android and has an API to connect to other apps.

The use of the PTV Truck Navigator G2 is device-independent, so logistics companies can decide on a daily basis which devices the app should be used on. Thanks to this flexibility, it can easily be rolled out to entire fleets. As fleets grow, additional subscriptions can be easily added.

What’s next? The app will soon also include offline maps that are stored locally on the navigation device. Such hybrid maps reduce data usage and ensure seamless navigation and live traffic in remote areas with poor mobile data coverage. In addition, an SDK for embedding PTV Navigator G2 in third-party mobile solutions for Android and iOS is planned for 2020

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