A fresh new start in March: PTV Navigator 8 for Android

Android systems exhibiting a very favourable price-performance ratio are emerging on the logistics market. The new PTV Navigator truck version 8 for Android comes with a slim product and navigation design, finger-operated menus and new features. It is the first navigation system which provides the full range of Ecotaxe functions. This new green tax for trucks will be introduced in France, starting 1 October 2013. Version 8 is now available.

The new slim design and the Quick menu enable easy selection of the basic functions, such as switching to 3D, night vision and volume control. Drivers can choose several map designs from the menu and the intelligent information display always shows the correct view. The destination and properties can also be selected via the menu. The risk and speed alert systems warn drivers of speed traps and speed limits via audio and visual alerts. There are even two different UI designs, i.e. classic and modern.

The simple and intuitive software-to-software interface (API) allows for communication with other programs and provides numerous opportunities for interaction. That way, users can link the navigation system to scheduling applications in order to allocate the orders to drivers and handle many other tasks.

World premiere: Ecotax features included

PTV Navigator 8 is the first navigation system which takes all Ecotax-relevant information into account. For example, it indicates which parts of the route are subject to Ecotaxe road tax, including the number of kilometres, and shows where to find Ecotax services centres. Here, the Ecotax on-board units are installed for billing purposes. Another helpful feature: Toll and Ecotax routes can now be avoided during navigation.

More information about the truck navigation software at http://navigator.ptvgroup.com

About PTV

The PTV Group provides software and consulting for traffic, transport logistics and geomarketing. Be it transport routes or sales structures, private or public transport  – we plan and optimise everything which moves people and goods worldwide.

Our range of products and services includes Concepts & Solutions, Software & Services, Components and Data & Content. Customers in more than 100 countries rely on our solutions. Our software tools enable private and public sector organisations to perform their everyday tasks in a highly efficient manner. And right at the forefront: our market-leading product lines PTV Map&Guide for transport route planning and the Vision Traffic Suite for traffic & transport planning and traffic simulation.

Scientific expertise is one of our particular strengths. We run projects in a goal-based and practice-oriented manner. Currently, we have over 600 employees worldwide crafting powerful and innovative solutions. Our head office, which is located in the technology region of Karlsruhe, Germany, has been the centre of development and innovation since the formation of our company in 1979.

The German company PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG is a member of the PTV Group. www.ptvag.com

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