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Cobra Electronics

August 26, 2014 07:00 ET

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 - Aug 26, 2014) - 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 everything 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 congestion

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®, 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® 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 www.twitter.com/CobraElectronic and Like Us at www.facebook.com/CobraElectronics.

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