Garmin has announced the nuvi 465T, their first GPS designed for long-haul navigation and delivery trucks. The 465T will support multiple truck profiles and features advanced routing and guidance to support truck-related road restrictions such as height, width, length, weight and hazardous materials. Truckers will be able to enter their truck’s dimensions and load restrictions and the nüvi 465T will adjust many routes based on the customized truck profile and available map data.
Pre-loaded with maps of the U.S. and Canada, the Garmin nuvi 465T sports a 4.3” touchscreen, text-to-speech, Bluetooth and automatic time-zone transition. It includes lifetime NAVTEQ traffic, multi-destination routing, lane assist and Garmin’s “Where am I?” feature, displaying your location and nearby emergency points of interest. The 465T will also display warning information for upcoming road conditions to help aid driver awareness of possible truck hazards along the route such as sharp curves, steep grades, road narrows and more.
The unit is the first navigational device to provide locations in the National Truck and Trailer Services (NTTS) Breakdown Directory, a comprehensive guide to semi-truck repair facilities nationwide – including those offering 24-hour road service. With more than 30,000 repair and heavy duty towing services for the continental United States, this preloaded guide allows drivers to easily find truck-specific points of interest, such as truck repair, towing and recovery, tire sales and repair, glass repair, fuels stops and more.
The suggested retail price is $499.99 and it is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2009.
The 4.3” wide screen without the usual “W” designation leads us to believe that Garmin may be planning on a future 5” or 7” model.