How Do Drivers Use CoPilot?

Have you ever wondered how drivers use GPS apps? Are you more of a long-distance road warrior or a daily commuter? With over 16 million drivers, there is a wide variety in how drivers use our apps. Some prefer landscape mode while others would always use their smartphone in portrait mode while navigating. We asked our CoPilot app fans and received over 2500 responses in the UK and in the US about how they use their app. Check out the highlights in our infographic:

How do you use CoPilot? Tell us in the comments below.

CoPilot – Stay Safe, Compliant and Efficient on the Road

Take the guesswork out of the road ahead with personalized truck routing for your vehicle dimensions and load you’re hauling. Make sure your business is covered with an upgrade to Truck Navigation & ActiveTraffic™.

Renew or purchase a Truck Navigation & Traffic subscription in 3 easy steps:

  1. Open your app and go to Menu > Store
  2. Choose Truck Navigation & ActiveTraffic subscription for one month or more
  3. You will then be asked to sign in with your Google or Apple ID. Make sure that your payment information is correctly set up in Google Play and on the AppStore. Once you confirm the purchase, you will see a green check mark next to the subscription.

That’s it – you’re all set to navigate your way to delivery success. CoPilot will keep you safe, compliant and efficient on the road.

Share a Pic of Your Truck & Win a Cell Signal Booster From weboost

Enter our truck contest now for a chance to win a great prize for your daily drive – a weboost cell signal booster worth $500! Do you often drive in areas that have a patchy network connection? The booster receives cell signals from towers and boosts them, so you will be able to use ActiveTraffic – which requires a mobile connection – even in areas with low cell coverage.

Here’s how to enter:

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  1. Visit CoPilot Truck on Facebook and like our page
  2. Scroll to the truck contest Facebook post
  3. Submit a picture of your truck

 

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  1. Visit CoPilot Truck on Twitter and follow us
  2. Scroll to the spring contest Twitter post
  3. RT this tweet

 

4. Reply to the tweet with a picture of your truck

The sweepstake closes on May 31st, 2017 and the winners and winning pictures – chosen by our CoPilot jury panel – will be announced later on the CoPilot Truck Facebook page and CoPilot Truck Twitter. Remember to like or follow to check if you have won. You can find the full Terms and Conditions here >

Good luck! 

How to in-app upgrade?

We’d like to make it easy for you to navigate with CoPilot and get all the features you need on the road. You downloaded CoPilot GPS and you want to continue using the app after your trial has expired? Or you planned a road trip in Europe and are looking for the right maps? Perhaps your traffic service has expired and you’d like to purchase another 12 months so you can avoid traffic when you commute. Here is how you can get all the handy navigation features you need in CoPilot via in-app purchase (= feature you can buy directly in the app):

How to upgrade to full 3D voice-guided navigation in CoPilot GPS?

From your driving screen, go to the Main Menu > Store and tap on Unlimited Premium Voice-Guided Navigation. You will then be asked to sign in with your Apple ID/Touch ID/Google ID. Make sure that your payment information is correctly set up in iTunes or Google Play. Once you confirm the purchase, you will see a green checkmark  next

to the feature. Now you’re all set to navigate with 3D maps, automatic re-routing and voice guidance.

 

How to buy additional maps?

From your driving screen, go to the Main Menu > Store and scroll to the MAPS section. Here you can see a choice of map upgrades available. Tap on the additional map you’d like to buy and you will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID/Touch ID/Google ID. Make sure that your payment information is correctly set up in iTunes or Google Play. Once you confirm the purchase, you will see a green checkmark  next to the feature. Now it’s time to discover new places!

How to buy/extend Active Traffic?

From your driving screen, go to the Main Menu > Store and tap on ActiveTrafficTo purchase 1 year of ActiveTraffic, you will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID/Touch ID/Google ID. Make sure that your payment information is correctly set up in iTunes or Google Play. Once you confirm the purchase, you will see a green checkmark  next to the feature. Say goodbye to traffic jams!

Notes: CoPilot GPS customers will have to purchase the Unlimited 3D Voice-Guided Navigation upgrade before being able to purchase any additional maps and/or ActiveTraffic. Some apps may not have all in-app upgrades available. Please check directly in your app/appstore for current pricing. To find our more about licenses, please visit our help center >

Share a photo from your travels to win great prizes

Travel more, travel better this spring! Enter our spring contest now for a chance to win a great prize for your travels:

1st prize: Win a camping set + a CoPilot app

2nd prize: Win 1 of 5 travel hammocks + a CoPilot app

3rd prize: Win 1 of 3 car mounts + a CoPilot app

Here’s how to enter:

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  1. Visit CoPilot on Facebook and like our page
  2. Scroll to the spring contest Facebook post
  3. Submit a scenic picture you took on your travels with CoPilot in the contest form. Remember, the more creative the pic, the higher your chances to win

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  1. Visit CoPilot on Twitter and follow us
  2. Scroll to the spring contest Twitter post
  3. RT this tweet
  4. Reply to the tweet with a scenic picture you took on your travels with CoPilot. Remember, the more creative the pic, the higher your chances to win.

The sweepstake closes on May 1st, 2017 and the winners and winning pictures – chosen by our CoPilot jury panel – will be announced later on the CoPilot Facebook page and CoPilot Twitter. Remember to like or follow to check if you have won. You can find the full Terms and Conditions here >

Good luck!

How to Avoid Bridge Strikes?

You’ve seen the videos.  A 53 foot trailer hitting a low bridge.  You think, “Why was that driver even routed there in the first place?” The likely answer – they were following a generic, non-truck specific navigation system, designed for use by drivers of smaller, lighter passenger vehicles.  The result?  Costly damages to the truck and any goods being hauled, potential harm to the driver and countless other drivers on the road, and fines for driving on a truck-restricted road. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation we saw a staggering number of 4,209 bridge strikes in the US in 2014.

Bridge Strikes Problem Across the Country:

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Red = major problem. Green = minor problem. Yellow = no response.

Bridge strikes are a safety risk to drivers and pedestrians. Since critical strikes cause road traffic delays as well as repair costs for vehicles and infrastructure, they become very expensive for truck drivers. Here are some steps to avoid bridge strikes:

1. Know your vehicle dimensions

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Before you set off, make sure that you know your vehicle height and width by heart. Please note that your truck’s weight can vary slightly according to what type of load you are hauling.  By adhering to routes tailored to your load and trailer specifications, you can avoid fines and low bridges.

2. Plan a truck-safe route

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Use CoPilot Truck to plan a route that is safe and compliant on truck-legal roads. First, enter your vehicle dimensions in the app. Second, plan your trip. CoPilot will calculate the best route available for your vehicle. Don’t forget to use a GPS that is built for truck drivers and not for cars and takes into account your truck’s size. When your daily life exists on the road as a truck driver, your decisions are impacted by safety, compliance and cost savings.  If you think truck specific navigation isn’t for you – guess again. It pays to have truck specific navigation.

3. Check traffic signs

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Last but not least, make sure you always check for traffic signs and other warnings when you approach a bridge.


Here you can find a good practice guide for truck drivers to avoid bridge strikes:


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Meet Your All New CoPilot

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CoPilot version 10 to be precise, and it’s a complete overhaul built specifically to meet the demands of you, the driver. We’ve left no stone unturned to improve every detail of the app, from the driving screens and maps to the routing and menu options.

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CoPilot is now safer, faster and easier to use.  Here are some of the features:

  • Strikingly simpler to use. Menus are redesigned to put the tools you need on the road a tap away. Enjoy quick, easy access to search and planning tools, mute directions and end navigation.
  • Transformed maps. CoPilot’s non-distracting maps are now lightning fast too, with pinch zoom, fluid map panning and scrolling!
  • Re-engineered ActiveTraffic. New, improved live traffic status sidebar, accurate ETAs that factor in live traffic conditions in planning and better re-routing around delays.
  • More efficient trip planning. Now automatically view and compare 3 route options with accurate ETAs for every route. Effectively plan even the most complex itineraries.
  • Polished driver-friendly screens. Guidance screens are even clearer and easier to read and follow at a glance while driving
  • Easier destination search. A new search screen makes it easier to find addresses and search millions of Points of Interest
  • More prominent speed limit alerts. Know immediately if you stray over the local limit

And much more, so jump in and explore! Download the app update from the App Store or Google Play today. We hope you enjoy your new CoPilot.  Share your experience with a review or on our user forum.

Your Guide to the Holidays – Plan Ahead and Optimize Stops


Do you know you can easily find the best shops, restaurants and entertainment that are preloaded offline with CoPilot? You know you have to make a stop on the way to dinner to grab a gift and maybe you need gas. With CoPilot, you can find where you need to go whether it’s nearby, along your route or at your destination. 

Before you head out, plan all your stops and we’ll reorder them in the best order. Just plug in where you are going and let CoPilot optimize it for you. Saving you time and money for presents! Oh, and don’t forget to save your trip to keep yourself organized for next year.

No need to drive around to find what you are looking for, you have a CoPilot this holiday season.

Holiday Sweepstake 2016

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Enter our Holiday Sweepstake now for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and treat yourself over the holidays.

ENTER OUR SWEEPSTAKES NOW >

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  1. Visit CoPilot on Facebook and like our page
  2. Tell your friends to play too – they might give it to you as a gift
  3. We will be announcing the winner on our CoPilot Facebook – make sure to “like” us (or add us in your circle) to check if you have won

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Re-Tweet this on Twitter & Follow us @copilotgps_us to check if you have won:

The sweepstake closes on January 9th 2017 and the winners will be announced later on the CoPilot Facebook page and CoPilot Twitter – so remember to like or follow to check if you have won.

Good luck!

Top 5 Reasons to Upgrade in CoPilot Truck GPS

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You have the CoPilot Truck GPS App, but your 14 day trial period has expired? No problem: Upgrade in Copilot Truck GPS now and get 20% off for a limited time only. Just open the app and we’ll guide you from there! Hurry, the offer ends soon. Here are the top 5 reasons to upgrade in CoPilot Truck GPS:

1. Safe and reliable navigation on truck-legal roads

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2. Free traffic to help you find the fastest route through traffic

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3. Millions of truck POIs including truck services, fuel and rest areas

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4. Find the Best Route for Multi-stop Trips

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5. Lane assist guidance with road signage and unique ClearTurn™ view

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You don’t have the CoPilot Truck GPS app yet? Go to the Google PlayStore, download the app and test truck navigation for 14 days for free.