Free Autopilot Upgrade

Simrad is making new features available for AP70 and AP80 autopilots.

Simrad AP80

RTM 2.0 provides expanded features including Quick Command and Quick Dodge enhanced manual steering.Steve Moore

Simrad has released a software upgrade for its AP70 and AP80 autopilots. Users can access the RTM 2.0 software as a free download from http://pro.simrad-yachting.com/en.

RTM 2.0 upgrades the overall system operation and provides expanded features including Quick Command and Quick Dodge enhanced manual steering. There’s also a Cross Track Distance offset feature that lets you run parallel to a track line without changing modes, and a toe-angle support that is designed to improve slow-speed performance.

“The Simrad AP70 and AP80 are the most advanced autopilots available, and our new RTM 2.0 upgrade provides additional capabilities and functionality for our customers at no additional cost,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson stated in a press release.

With the RTM 2.0 software upgrade and the addition of an SG05 Pro autopilot interface, Simrad says, the AP70 and AP80 are the only International Maritime Organization-compliant autopilots for Volvo Penta IPS drives.

The upgrade is available in English as well as German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, Slovakian, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese.