Rand McNally Launches Industry-first RV Navigation Application for iPad
RV GPS turns an iPad into a fully functional GPS device for RVs
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly two years after introducing the
first GPS designed specifically for RVers, Rand McNally today launched the
first RV GPS app for the iPad. The RV GPS is being shown for the first time
at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nev.
Rand McNally's RV GPS for iPad is the first iOS application offered that is
specifically designed for RV navigation. The new application, available on the
App Store^(sm), provides RV class-specific routing (and with a quick toggle,
over to car routing) based on Rand McNally's proprietary road data and
navigation, plus thousands of RV parks and campgrounds, RV-friendly locations,
RVer tools and pre-planned trips. The app also includes dynamic weather*, a
map overlay feature that helps drivers anticipate conditions such as high wind
and precipitation along the route.
Also included is a bonus feature of the app: An e-book version of America's #1
"About 20% of RVers have an iPad, and many of them take it on the road," said
Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. "Our new app lets those travelers access
the same premier RV routing, navigation and content available on our RVND™ GPS
devices, and load it on their tablet."
The Rand McNally RV GPS is an on-board app that provides safe and easy routing
customized for an RV or car. Unlike off-board navigation, the maps load on an
iPad, providing access everywhere — even in remote areas where a cellular or
Wi-Fi connection is not available. For real time navigation as the vehicle
progresses, a GPS signal is required**.
The RV GPS app includes:
oSafe and easy routing for 11 types of RV in the U.S. and Canada; also
includes car mode for cars towed to the destination and used for
excursions, or for everyday use.
oRouting based on legal and physical restrictions, such as height, width,
weight limits and propane restrictions, and favors right- or left-hand
turns depending on RV class. Includes Rand McNally proprietary
RV-specific road attributes and Rand McNally exclusive highway
construction project information.
oWarnings for speed limit changes, sharp curves, dirt roads, and other
oMillions of general and RV-specific points of interest including thousands
of RV parks and campgrounds listed by category; RV parking, rest stops,
exits and other locations; RV dealer information; and Rand McNally
Editor's Picks, including Best of the Road^® adventures, trips, and
oReal-time weather information* including current and forecasted
information for current location, destination, and anywhere along the
route. Choose from 10 different map overlays to display important
information for RVers, such as wind speed, current and forecasted
precipitation, and weather-based traffic impact.
oRV Tools such as RV checklists to prepare for trip departure, campsite
setup, and more; Trails to record a "bread crumb" path from the campsite,
or a favorite shortcut; Quick Planner to calculate time, distance, and
cost for trips between major cities; Fuel logs to track fuel purchases,
including where purchased, gallons and total cost; Tools to record vehicle
Rand McNally also sells an in-vehicle mount for an iPad and an external GPS
accessory online at www.randmcnally.com/store.
For more information about the Rand McNally RV GPS for iPad, SRP $99.99 USD,
*For real-time weather, an Internet connection is required.
**3G/4G enabled iPads have an internal GPS receiver. Users of non-GPS enabled
iPads require an external GPS device.
About Rand McNally – Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps,
directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include:
Road travel review sitebestoftheroad.com; Interactive travel referral
service, tripology.com; America's #1 Road Atlas; TripMaker® RVND™ GPS for
RVers; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and navigation devices; TruckPC
and the TND™ 760 Fleet Edition mobile communication solutions for the
transportation industry; and the leading geography-based educational resources
for the classroom. Consumers, businesses, truckers, and educators depend upon
Rand McNally to help navigate today's world. randmcnally.com
TripMaker and Rand McNally are registered trademarks and RVND is a trademark
of RM Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Rand McNally.
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