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Tips and Tricks: Directions View in CoPilot Live Premium & Standard

Ever since we launched our first version of CoPilot, one of our primary navigation modes has been Driver Safety view – where a map is only displayed near a turn. The aim is to help you keep your eyes on the road by reducing screen clutter and only giving you turn information when you need it.

Since we launched CoPilot Live Premium and Standard , some customers have asked us whether this is in the new apps. Not only are we continuing this feature but it is even better than before. It’s now called Directions View and it’s ideal for CoPilot Live drivers preferring simple, visual and text instructions.

You can enable Directions View by pressing the on-screen shortcut menu and selecting “Directions”.

Simplicity does not mean a lack of choice though. New to our Premium  and Standard apps is the ability to switch between one of two views: your next turn in full screen or a list of the next several turns in itinerary format. To switch between these views, simply press the turn arrow box in the lower section of the driving screen.

Tap on the arrow on the bottom dashboard to view your next turn instruction in full screen view.

Tap on the arrows on the bottom of the dashboard to go back to the itinerary list.

You can also choose how close to a turn you would like to see the map. Just go to

Menu > Settings > Map Display > Show Map in Directions View.


Users of iPad and Tablet versions of CoPilot Live Premium can further customize their view by displaying a map and a Directions screen simultaneously in the split screen view.

Full directions and no compromise.

While running CoPilot Live Premium and Standard in Directions mode, you can still receive full Text-to-Speech turn instructions, and speed limit alerts. Your ETA, distance to destination or other information will continue to be displayed in the info boxes in the left and right side of the screen. If you miss a turn, CoPilot will recalculate a new route in the usual way.

You can of course switch-back to the map view from the shortcut menu whenever you like.

In short, we’ll get you there your best way – in 2D, 3D or through simple, visual Directions View.


Happy Travels Everyone!


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  1. Matt
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    this is my favorite feature of copilot! would be nice to also see speed limits in this view; while im on topic…the only features copilot needs in future updates would be

    the ability to have separate volume controls for music and voice guidance; (im not a fan of music fade and the feature; to turn it off is nice but the voice is to low to hear during song)

    And also some simple music controls would be sweet!

    lastly a parking finder that works off road.

    Copilot is my favorite gps nav even despite usa’s out of date rural mapping..mainly cause of all the cool features. What I suggested is definitely my wish list and I’m sure the same for others; hope you can consider them, I like being a copilot customer :)

    • Adrienne Lieberman // Marketing Coordinator, North America
      Posted August 4, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

      Hi Matt,

      Thank you for your feedback, I will pass this along to my team.

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