Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. has launched the dēzlCam, its first all-in-one trucking sat nav with a built- in dash cam that serves as an onboard eyewitness. Lorry and HGV drivers can rely on firsthand video footage that continually records1 the drive and automatically saves video footage on impact.
With a focus on features that matter most to lorry and HGV drivers, the dēzlCam provides custom truck routing2 for the size and weight of a driver’s vehicle as well as route warnings for bridge heights, weight limits, sharp curves, steep grades and more.
“The dēzlCam is an innovative navigation solution for lorry and HGV drivers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “As technology evolves, so do the needs of commercial drivers who spend their lives on the road. Lorry and HGV drivers will particularly like dēzlCam because of its premium trucking features combined with an integrated dash cam that records proof of incidents and protects their driving reputation. The combination of these features adds significant value to our driving community.”
This premium sat nav features a 6-inch pinch-to-zoom display, a built-in dash cam with an adjustable swivel lens, and a magnetic mount to quickly secure or remove the dēzlCam from a driver’s vehicle. The built-in dash cam starts recording as soon as the dēzlCam is powered on, while the Incident Detection (G-sensor) automatically saves footage of collisions upon impact. Location, speed, date and time data can be optionally recorded allowing drivers to know precisely when and where an incident occurred. The Snapshot feature captures still images and provides lorry and HGV drivers the freedom to remove the dēzlCam from their vehicle to take close-up pictures. Users can also play back driving footage directly on the device, or review on a computer using garmin.com/dashcamplayer.
Designed for life on the road, the dēzlCam includes essential features to help lorry and HGV drivers along their way. A comprehensive directory of preloaded Truck POIs make it easy to find places appreciated by lorry and HGV drivers. Drivers can filter points of interest to find locations with their preferred brands or amenities. The dēzlCam is also bundled with Foursquare® data that adds millions of new and popular points of interest to the sat nav’s searchable database. Easy Route Shaping lets drivers modify a route to include preferred cities or roads by touching the screen. The
Up Ahead feature conveniently displays a constant stream of nearby services – such as upcoming rest areas, petrol stations and restaurants – along a route.
Created with safety in mind, the dēzlCam offers advanced navigation features that aid lorry and HGV drivers in reaching their desired destination. Voice-activated navigation lets drivers control the dēzlCam with their voice, while Bluetooth® technology allows for hands-free calling3 and pairing with a Bluetooth-enabled headset (sold separately). The dēzlCam is also compatible with the Garmin BC™ 30 Wireless Backup Camera (sold separately) to easily see behind a vehicle when in reverse. Spoken Garmin Real Directions™ can help drivers locate hard-to-find addresses with spoken directions that use recognisable landmarks, buildings and traffic lights. Active Lane Guidance with helpful voice prompts indicates the proper lane needed for a driver’s route, while realistic Junction View imagery helps navigate complex junctions with ease.
The dēzlCam comes equipped with preloaded maps of Europe with free lifetime map updates4, as well as free Digital traffic via DAB5 that provides updates as often as every minute. Drivers can also download the free Smartphone Link6 app to access live weather alerts on the dēzlCam and other real-time data services from a compatible iPhone® or Android™ smartphone.
The dēzlCam is the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles. Garmin’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.