Dash-mounted tablet provides numerous driver aids

You have some pretty slick technology in the truck you drive every day, and now you can have it in your personal pickup or the family grocery-getter.

rand-mcnally-overdriveOverDryve from Rand McNally

Rand McNally has just rolled out OverDryve™ (not to be confused with our favorite trucker magazine), calling it “… a revolutionary connected-car device.”

OverDryve™ is a dashboard tablet that provides a combination of entertainment, information, navigation, and safety features for $399.

It’s expected to be available in stores later this spring, according to the company.

The tablet provides:

  • A voice-controlled “smart” assistant
  • Hands-free calling and texting
  • Music from drivers’ sources
  • Audible news, weather, traffic and sports
  • Forward collision warnings
  • Dash camera and available high-resolution wireless backup camera
  • Customizable gauge clusters and vehicle information
  • Available tire pressure monitoring
  • Trip planning and navigation
  • FM radio
  • Wired and wireless connectivity to in-dash radios
  • Available roadside assistance and accident notification

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™ can be used to watch movies, access social media and check email.