PeopleNet upgrades BLU platform

PeopleNet is introducing a series of enhancements to its BLU onboard platform as part of the company's fall 2008 product release. BLU, PeopleNet's Driver Center display platform, was introduced in 2007.

Enhancements to BLU announced include:

  • Text-to-Speech Capability — This will enable drivers to hear in addition to read content on the BLU display. That content can be anything from dispatch instructions to personal email and much more. Meanwhile, drivers' eyes stay on the task at hand.

  • Driver Shortcuts — With one finger on BLU's intuitive touch screen, drivers can instantly navigate to critical displays of their choice, such as their eight-day driver log summary, their e-mail inbox, or to logout and change driver screens. The driver can program up to seven such shortcuts.

  • Safe Mode Options — At their option, fleets can choose to make selected BLU functions unavailable while a truck is in motion, keeping driver attention on the road. Safe Mode can be configured on individual units.

  • In-Cab Navigation — Drivers can now view and listen to truck-centric turn-by-turn directions powered by Maptuit.

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