PHOTO: Truck wedged beneath Granville overpass (Facebook: NSW Police Force)


Trucks and bridges rarely get along, due to an expensive and eventful history. Accidents like the one depicted above happen more often than you’d think and are less than ideal for multiple reasons. There’s not only a risk of injury, but incidents like this also cause damage, delays and embarrassment for poor truck drivers.

 So WHY does this keep happening? It can be a combination of poor signage, driver distraction or inexperience, or poor GPS guidance. So what can help?

Trucks/Motorhome Navigation

Zenec’s Truck/Motorhome Navigation is an exciting new feature specifically designed for those travelling with large, difficult to manoeuvre vehicles. This navigation system allows you to enter your vehicle specifications including: Maximum Speed, Fuel Consumption in Cities & Motorways, Engine Type, Length, Width, Height, Trailer and Weight. You can also enter the Freight you are carrying (e.g. Bio-hazard, Explosive, Dangerous When Wet, etc.). You can even disable U-turns on all roads!

Advanced Warning System

Even while you are travelling unassisted by route guidance, the Truck/Motorhome Navigation will take into consideration the road ahead of you and give warnings of possible hazards. The advanced warning system notifies you of upcoming potential hazards such as Merging, Slippery Roads, Wildlife Crossing areas, etc. Along with standard Street Navigation warnings such as Speed Limits, School Zones and Safety Cameras – you’ll be notified of all the information you require for a safe journey.

All of the above features are included in Zenec’s Premium Navigation Package. See what’s available for your vehicle or Contact us to find out more!

Calearo Roof Mount GPS Test

For over 6 months now we have been selling the Calearo range of DAB+, AM/FM and GPS Antennas and we have had some really positive results and feedback from our customers. However, we regularly get asked what are the benefits of a roof mounted antenna over a window mounted (DAB+) or dash mounted (GPS) antenna. So we decided to do a quick test to see the different results. We added a Shark Fin Calearo DAB+, AM/FM and GPS Antenna to our Amarok and did a quick comparison of GPS signal strength. Check out the pictures of the result below, even we were surprised at how big the difference was.

Standard GPS Antenna – 5 Satellites Calearo Roof Mount Antenna – 11 Satellites

Our previous comparisons of on glass DAB+ Antennas as opposed to Roof Mounted options proved conclusively that the reception quality and range is far superior when using a high quality roof mount antenna. Now with this GPS test it is clear that the reception quality of a roof mount antenna is far superior. So if you want the best possible GPS reception around town or if you are heading bush where accurate GPS reception is essential, a roof mount GPS antenna solution is worth the investment.

New Z-E2026 E>Go for Volkswagen Available Soon

We would like to announce an exciting new model that will be added to the Zenec range soon – the new Z-E2026 E>Go model for Volkswagen. This new model will be based on the new C10 platform that was recently released with the new Z-N626H and has the following features:-

  • High Resolution 7 inch display
  • iGo Primo Nextgen Navigation
  • Optional Hema 4WD Nav and Camps 8 POI Database
  • Quad Tuner System with DAB+ & AM/FM with Dynamic Station Search
  • Parrot Bluetooth Technology with Dual Phone Pairings
  • Complete CAN-Bus Integration Including
    • Hidden Start Support*
    • Full Steering Wheel Controls
    • Support of Factory fitted Optical Park Sensors
    • Multifunction Display for Audio, Navigation Directions and Incoming and Outgoing Call Display*
    • Climate Control Display
    • OEM Amplifier Support – eg Dynaudio
  • Compatible with all New Vehicles with the new MIB-PQ audio systems
  • Plug and Play Connection for both Quadlock II and Quadlock III included in the box
  • Gracenote Music Database for “More Like this” and “Mood Based” music selection
  • DSP Speaker System with 11 Band Parametric Equaliser and Time Alignment

* Only compatible with vehicles with Highline Multifunction Display. Navigation Directions requires coding by VCDS or a Volkswagen dealer.