Santa Clara, CA-based MiTAC Digital Corporation announced today that its Magellan unit will debut a new 7-inch RV GPS at CES 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, January 7. The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB features a high sensitivity touch panel along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The latter allows for the real-time display of weather and fuel price information and demonstrates Magellan’s continued push to integrate its cloud-based GPS navigation experience into the daily routine of the North American RVer. According to Magellan, the $349 RV9490T-LMB GPS -- which will launch in Q2 2014 -- will be available through various retail channels, including Camping World and Amazon.com.
"The RV9490T-LMB features customizable routes per your RV profile, pre-loaded RV specific points of interest (POI) such as the Good Sam Campground Directory, RV Dump stations, real-time weather information and alerts, the cheapest fuel locations, plus premium safety features that optimize your RVing experience," said Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management for Magellan.
RV Specific Features
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB’s pre-loaded RV travel resources include:
- Vehicle Profile - Customizable RV routes based on your vehicle type, dimensions and additional driving preferences to avoid low and narrow bridges, unpaved roads and more.
- Pre-loaded RV specific Points of Interest - provides a one-stop RV resource for every aspect of your RVing experience, including: Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory, RV Dump Station POIs and Walmart location POIs.
- Fuel Station POIs - Easily locate diesel or gas fuel stations while on the road.
- Geotag Navigation - No address needed! Simply input Geotag (Latitude / Longitude) information and navigate to your desired location.
RV Safe Navigation Tools
The Magellan RoadMate RV9490T-LMB GPS navigator includes Magellan's latest high-end features to make navigation safer and easier.
- Dedicated Virtual Dashboard - On the road trip information including Speed Limit, Mile Marker, Direction, Grade, Elevation and other key metrics.
- More Alerts on the Road - Receive customizable alerts to manage your journey along your route including; Speed Limit Warnings, Speed Camera and Traffic Camera Alerts by PhantomALERT, Yellow Warning Signs, Toll plaza Alerts and Free Real-Time Traffic Alerts - Avoid traffic jams and delays before you are in them.
- Junction View and Lane Assist - Realistic images of freeway signs and arrows guide you to the correct lane to make driving easier, safer and less stressful.
- Landmark Guidance - Conveniently receive directions using landmarks as your guide, for example you might hear "in 300ft, turn right at the Shell Station," making it a more intuitive way to navigate.
- Next Two-Turn visibility - Be prepared when approaching the next turning location with valuable information about which lane to stay in or enter.
- Wireless Back-up Camera Compatibility - Converts the RV9490T-LMB into a rear-view monitor for peace-of-mind while backing up or parking ($149.99 MSRP).
Real-time Cloud-Connected Information
Users receive fresh, dynamic location based information right on their RoadMate navigator by connecting to either: a Wi-Fi hotspot to pre-load information before they leave home or on the road; or, via smartphone Bluetooth connection when no WiFi connection is available. The RoadMate RV9490T-LMB provides valuable and timely information that enables drivers to make smart choices wherever they go and whenever they need information.
- Weather - Dynamic weather map with graphic overlays of temperature, precipitation, or severe weather warning information for your current location, destination, and anywhere along your route. Live map overlays display important information for RVers.
- Fuel prices - Find the cheapest fuel prices near your current location and along your route.
Navigate Easy On The Road
- OneTouch™ Favorites Menu - Find your favorite Travel Centers, gas stations and more in any city with a single touch. Easily create shortcuts to your favorite destinations and previous searches with personalized bookmarks so you can quickly find them anywhere you travel.
- Hands-Free Calling via Bluetooth - Bluetooth connectivity turns your GPS device into a hands-free speakerphone.
- Highway Exit POIs - Find gas stations, rest stops, or food near upcoming highway exits.
- Free Lifetime Map Updates - Drive confident knowing you have the most up-to-date maps and points of interest.