CoPilot Navigation Apps Updated With Travel Essentials.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, announced a new update to its family of CoPilot mobile GPS navigation apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8. The update, version 9.6.2, is available for free to all 10 million CoPilot drivers worldwide.
CoPilot v9.6.2 brings valuable enhancements designed to make car journeys more efficient, including ActiveRoutes™ to find the best way to your destination based on actual road speeds, a free North America and Europe offline map update and new CommuteMe™ time windows. v9.6.2 also brings the CoPilot Premium app, which includes unlimited use of voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation and one year free ActiveTraffic™ service, to Windows Phone 8 users.
“The road trip still remains an American staple,” said David Quin, vice president of consumer applications at ALK Technologies. “The new CoPilot update will enable these travelers to navigate unfamiliar roads safer and more efficiently. CoPilot offers drivers offline maps and the flexibility to manage those maps on their device. This means that no matter how remotely a user travels, they’ll still have reliable navigation at their fingertips.”
The new ActiveRoutes feature provides drivers with even more accurate routing, finding the fastest route to their destination based on the actual road speeds at a given time of day. For example, if a certain road is historically slower during afternoon rush hour, ActiveRoutes will take this into consideration when calculating the fastest route to a destination.*
Other enhancements in v9.6.2 include:
- CommuteMe Time Windows: CommuteMe will automatically load a preferred commute route one hour before and one hour after a user’s usual departure time to and from work.
- Motion Lock Passenger Override: Passengers now have the ability to disable the Motion Lock driver safety feature during a journey if needed.
- Free Updated Street Maps: Whether a driver is a local or wants to travel like one, users have the most up-to-date and accurate offline maps to guide them. Maps updated include North America and Europe.
- Map of India: CoPilot GPS now includes the complete street-level map of India. Users can download a map before they travel and navigate without the need for a mobile data connection, avoiding unexpected international roaming charges.