Navman Goes After 4WD Market With My Escape

  • Dust-resistant case
  • Finds route for large vehicles
  • Warns when low bridges are ahead

Navman is spreading its wings in the Satnav market by targeting the large vehicle touring, 4WD and light commercial vehicle market with its My Escape offering. 

With a rugged dust and vibration proof case and 5-inch screen, the new addition to Navman’s My Series also has designed features for drivers of larger vehicles like campervans, large vehicles under 9 tonne, 4WDs, or those towing a caravan or boats.

By adding your vehicle’s weight, height, width and length in to the Navman My Escape, it will find a route suitable for drivers of large vehicles. It will also give specialised information like whether there are narrow roads or weight restrictions on any roads along the route, low ceilings like a bridge or tunnel in the path and warns when there are overtaking lanes ahead.

Reversing can be tricky for many people, but particularly so when you drive a larger vehicle or when you are towing an object. The My Escape assists with reversing when paired with a Rear Reversing Camera kit, which can be purchased separately. The device has AV capabilities, soit displays a wide 170 degree view of the rear of your vehicle.

Feel like a spur-of-the-moment trip over the weekend? The My Escape allows drivers to be more spontaneous by providing useful information on the go. Lonely Planet Travel Guides and25 Lonely Planet Scenic Routes are pre-loaded in the My Escape. Drivers can search on Google or True Local en route, or find things that they need – like ATMs or restaurants – near them, at the destination or anywhere along their path.

Navman MY Escape has 4WD tracks using information from Navteq Off Road HEMA maps, for those who love the great outdoors. There are over 8,000 extra points of interest such as camping sites, fishing spots and other relevant outdoor places- perfect for your next off-road adventure.

The MY Escape has a number of safety features. New Premium Driver Alerts will warn drivers of things like lane merges, steep inclines or declines, high wind areas, over taking lanes ahead and unexpected sharp turns. If your car breaks down, a Roadside Assist feature will tell you exactly where you are so you can phone for assistance. It stores the phone number of your roadside assistance provider, which you can call if your device is connected to your phone via Bluetooth. This is helpful if you break down at a spot where you cannot leave the car, like on a busy highway. An additional safety feature is Driver Fatigue warnings, which warn you to take a break when you have been driving continuously for more than two hours.

To help you make the quickest escape out of the city, the My Escape has Live Traffic Updates from SUNA. This is useful real time traffic information, verified by road traffic authorities and updated every two to three minutes.

The My Escape also has spoken reminders about active school zones and speed limit alerts to let them know if they are speeding.