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Cobra Electronics introduces new 7-inch Platinum Navigation System


Tuesday, August 24, 2010
The TeleAtlas map in the 7750 Platinum delivers more than 1 million additional miles of road coverage in the U.S. than the competing map
The TeleAtlas map in the 7750 Platinum delivers more than 1 million additional miles of road coverage in the U.S. than the competing map

DALLAS — Cobra Electronics Corp., today announced the debut of the 7750 Platinum, its new 7-inch navigation unit specifically designed for the professional driver.

The new 7750 Platinum features enhanced graphics, Junction View with Lane Assist, State Mileage Log, and Hours of Service Log. In addition, the new 7750 Platinum features the industry's best last-mile routing, offering superior road coverage on secondary highways. The 7750 Platinum is on display in the Cobra booth, No. 16074, at the upcoming Great American Trucking Show in Dallas this week Aug. 26-28.

The enhanced graphics and menu options on the 7750 Platinum provide maximum visibility in sunlight and optimized efficiency when scrolling through searches and settings of the unit. The new Quick-Tabs allow drivers to see critical information such as the distances to weigh stations, travel centers, rest areas and mile markers at a glance. The new Junction View with Lane Assist provides drivers with 3D images of upcoming highway junctions as well as lane guidance and enhanced turn-by-turn directions. Also, new on the 7750 are the State Mileage Log that tracks miles within a state for IFTA reporting and the Hours-of-Service timer that enables drivers to easily track their On-Duty, Off-Duty and Driving Time.

"As a leader in the trucking industry, it is our job to do what we can to simplify the lives of the professional driver," said Sally Washlow, senior vice president of marketing and sales, Cobra Electronics.  "The new features of the Cobra 7750 Platinum not only provide additional information to get drivers to their destination in the most efficient way, but it also helps them with responsibilities such as mile tracking and hour logging."

The 7750 Platinum also features the map rated highest in route quality and reliability, based on the results of certified quality testing. The TeleAtlas map in the 7750 Platinum delivers more than 1 million additional miles of road coverage in the U.S. than the competing map. In addition to more miles of road coverage, the 7750 Platinum map provides drivers 17x more last mile (dock-to-dock) coverage and 4x more trucking attribute coverage on secondary highways.

Like its predecessor, the Cobra 7750 Platinum includes the 33,000 ProMiles Software Development Corporation and TruckDown Info International, Inc. truck-specific points of interest (POIs) such as routable travel center locations, detailed amenity information, fueling stations, restaurants, heavy duty towing, truck and trailer repair shops, truck-friendly hotels, weigh stations and certified scales, the most truck-specific POIs in the industry. It also features more than 12 million standard Tele Atlas POIs and branded icons, which visually represent participating businesses as instantly recognizable logos so users can accurately identify specific brands of interest. Lastly, the 7750 Platinum includes 3 months of unlimited downloads from Cobra's exclusive AURATM Camera & Driving Hazard Database, which alerts drivers to the locations of fixed speed and red-light cameras, dangerous intersections and known speed traps.

The Cobra 7750 Platinum will be available at travel centers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $499.95. For more information, stop by the Cobra Electronics booth, No. 16074 at GATS Thursday, Friday and Saturday or visit www.cobra.com.

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff may be contacted to comment at dlcox@thetrucker.com.

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