Cobra Electronics Highlights the Benefits of Navigation System for Professional Driving Community

Cobra Electronics Highlights the Benefits of Navigation System for
Professional Driving Community 
Along With Saving Fuel and Avoiding Traffic Congestion, Cobra Systems
Help Support Regulatory Compliance and Minimize Hassles on the Road 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/26/14 --  Cobra Electronics
Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR); a leading designer and marketer of
Citizens Band (CB) radios, GPS navigation systems and wireless
hands-free driving solutions for professional drivers, today
highlighted a short list of benefits of using truck-specific
navigation systems for professional drivers, as well as product
recommendations to help truckers navigate the road. 
With more than 50 years of experience in professional driving
products and technology, Cobra is proud to assist professional
drivers in preparation for long hours and days on the road, helping
to avoid ev
erything from minor inconveniences to major obstacles. The
following are a few Cobra-provided benefits for why truck-specific
navigation units are indispensable to truckers: 
Avoid bridge strikes and non-friendly truck routes 
Skip driving into unknown or unfriendly truck routes through the
input of a truck's dimensions. By using a navigation system that
allows users to enter in personal truck dimensions, drivers can
essentially save thousands of dollars in fees and repairs, avoid late
deliveries and traffic closure routes, all while enhancing driver and
public safety.  
Stay up-to-date on all weather forecasts 
Never be caught unaware in bad weather with live weather forecasts
that include all severe weather alerts. With Cobra's truck-specific
navigation units, drivers can view live weather information in a
number of different ways including viewing on a map, summary of
current weather conditions based upon current location or at your
destination.  
Save money on diesel fuel 
Semi-tractor trailers consume billions of gallons of fuel every year,
so the cost of fuels is a critical component of profitability.
Cobra's truck-specific navigation units include multi-location
mapping to help drivers map out the most cost-effective route
including fuels costs along the way, along with a trip cost
calculator to compare fuel prices and assess how it will affect the
total cost of a trip. 
Avoid traffic c
ongestion 
Eliminate unnecessary diesel fuel costs by avoiding highly congested
traffic routes and map out rest stops accordingly. With Cobra's
truck-specific navigation units, drivers receive live traffic and
weather updates, alerting them of routes to avoid.  
Red light and speed camera locations alerts 
Increase awareness of red lights, speed cameras and dangerous
intersections through the AURA database that provides drivers with an
extra warning when high-threat intersections are approaching. This
will help keeps drivers' eyes on the road and money in their pocket
by avoiding costly tickets for speeding or red-light camera
infractions. 
"We are proud of our long-standing relationship with the professional
driver community and we're constantly seeking new ways to keep
professional drivers safe and secure and help ease the hassles of
extensive time behind the wheel," said Sally Washlow, president of
Cobra Electronics. "We are confident that our latest navigation
system offerings for professional drivers equip them with the tools
to reduce costs, minimize delays and streamline their time on the
road."  
The following is the recommended Cobra Electronics truck-specific
navigation unit for professional drivers: 
Cobra 8500 PRO HD GPS Navigation System  
The ultra-bright, seven-inch 8500 PRO HD Navigation System is Cobra's
most advanced GPS navigation unit for professional drivers with a
completely redesigned, intuitive user interface and software with
enhanced mapping and graphics. Added features include exclusive live
diesel fuel prices, live weather from Velocity Weather(R), Google
Search via Wi-Fi, Junction View with Lane Assist, state mileage log,
trip cost calculator, hours-of-service timers, superior
truck/last-mile routing with four times more trucking attributes
coverage in secondary roads, along with lifetime access to Cobra's
AURA(R) database of speed/red light cameras, known speed trap
locations and nearby dangerous intersections. The Cobra 8500 PRO HD
includes Truck-Specific Map Data Coverage with complete STAA National
Highway Network & State Access Roads, National Bridge Inventory List
and National HazMat Route Registry data for providing truck-optimized
route for lower 48 states and Canada and is also compliant with all
FMCSA guidelines. MSRP: $369.95 
For more information on why to use a truck-specific GPS, please
visit: https://www.cobra.com/news/why-do-i-need-trucker-gps 
About Cobra Electronics:
 Cobra Electronics is a leading global
designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with
a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products.
Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio,
radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified
new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the
marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer
Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all
recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry
leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the
Cobra site at www.cobra.com. Follow Cobra on Twitter at
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Media Contacts:
Rebecca Kufrin 
Skyya Communications 
(952) 746-1309 
rebecca.kufrin@skyya.com 
http://skyya.com/  
Chris Kooistra
Cobra Electronics
(773) 972-0691
ckooistra@cobra.com
https://www.cobra.com/ 
 
 
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