ALK launches CoPilot Live v8 for smartphones

ALK launches CoPilot Live v8 for smartphones

Key features in CoPilot Live v8 include:

  • Turn-after-Turn display – shows the next turn and the one after
  • Variable map zoom automatically adjusts the map display depending on your speed.
  • Provides continuous guidance when GPS signal is lost in a tunnel.
  • Redesigned menus, shortcut button, flickable lists and fluid sliding maps
  • Automatic or manual switching between portrait and landscape mode.
  • Adjustable map size at the touch of a button
  • Improved destination entry – navigate to a house, zip code, cross street, GPS co-ordinate, or geo-tagged photograph.
  • My Places feature provides easy access to favourite destinations
  • Improved pre-recorded voices provide clear spoken directions at each turn.
  • Text-to-speech voice guidance pronounces full street names
  • CoPilot CommandTM voice recognition allow hands-free operation of the main controls
  • Turn-by-turn directions with pedestrian-specific routing, on-screen compass and directions along footpaths
  • Direct dialling to POIs, location sending via text and photo navigation
  • POI database imports and software update downloads via CoPilot Central 2.0

Previous versions of CoPilot Live provide useful live services via the phone's mobile Internet connection. Version 8 expands the range of services to include:

  • Live local search – integrated access to location-specific Internet search
  • Live Traffic information – constantly updated traffic information with automatic warnings and re-routing
  • Live Weather conditions for current location, destination and along the route
  • Live Fuel Prices provides directions to the closest or cheapest fuel stations near current location
  • CoPilot® LiveLinkTM – enables location sharing between user and CoPilot friends on-screen or online
  • CoPilot OnDemandTM – enables customers to buy extra maps online and download them directly to their phones via mobile Internet, WiFi

CoPilot Live v8 is initially available for Windows Mobile and Android-based smartphones. It has also been approved by Apple for iPhone 3G and 3Gs in Europe, and is expected to launch via the iPhone App Store in North America shortly.

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