RAND MCNALLY ANNOUNCES NEW CONNECTED-CAR DEVICE DURING THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
CHICAGO (Feb. 11, 2016) - During the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, Rand McNally revealed OverDryve, a connected-car device that brings advanced luxury-car features to mainstream automobiles. OverDryve is a dashboard tablet that provides a combination of entertainment, information, navigation and safety features.
"It's the world's first dashboard tablet designed for making the drive more engaging, entertaining and safe," said Stephen Fletcher, CEO of Rand McNally. "OverDryve was designed with commuters in mind."
OverDryve provides simple and intuitive access to:
* A voice-controlled smart assistant
* Hands-free calling and texting
* Music from drivers' favorite sources
* Audible news, weather, traffic and sports
* Forward collision warnings
* A dash camera and available high-resolution wireless backup camera
* Customizable gauge clusters and vehicle information
* Available tire pressure monitoring
* Award-winning trip planning and navigation
* An FM radio
* Wired and wireless connectivity to in-dash radios
* And available roadside assistance and accident notification
Everything about OverDryve was designed with the driver in mind. It features an elegant user display that provides access to key items at a glance. It comes with a clever, easy to install magnetic mount, making attaching and removing the device a snap. Keeping safety at the forefront, some OverDryve features are disabled while the device is on the mount and in driver mode. Off the mount - for passengers in the car or after the drive - OverDryve is a fully loaded entertainment tablet that can be used to watch movies, access social media, and check email.
The device is due in stores later this spring and is expected to retail at $399.
As a new presenting partner of the Chicago Auto Show, Rand McNally, fittingly, is the official sponsor of the Chicago Auto Show map and will offer attendees the opportunity to test out its line of navigation products, including the OverDryve on the show floor.