Garmin To Offer Runway Awareness Tool
In an effort to reduce accidental runway incursions, Garmin has partnered with wireless technology provider I.D. Systems of Woodcliff Lake, N.J., to offer SaveNav, an on-vehicle GPS-based navigation and alert system aimed at providing airport vehicle operators with real-time situational awareness. The system, which comes loaded with maps of more than 950 U.S. airports, provides real-time “moving map” tracking of the vehicle’s location on the airport through a 4.3-inch touchscreen display. The unit defines and displays airport runways and uses risk-weighted color coding to alert drivers to potential runway incursions. Automatic audible alarms also alert vehicle operators when they are approaching runways.