Every Trip Is a Journey – Part 2

Can you walk the walk?

When you are in Ireland, you might want to get outside and take a look around the beautiful scenery. But how do you get around? Walking mode on CoPilot will navigate you even without a car. Tom used the walking mode at least 3 or 4 times to stay on track and not get lost on a Dublin side street after an unusually long visit to the Guinness brewery.

So you may be asking yourself: who won the super traveler award?

Tom came in first place by saving the trip with reliable navigation. The drivers of the other cars asked Tom how to get CoPilot on their smartphones so the downloads began at the next good WiFi spot (good WiFi is hard to find).

Every trip you take is a journey and with all the planning – the journey will soon become your destination. Enjoy the adventures, appreciate the time with your family and by the end of it…you’ll be planning the next one! Get CoPilot and start your next journey.

See part 1 here >

Every Trip Is a Journey – Part 1


Meet Tom. He just returned from a wonderful 2 week trip in Ireland. With 4 rental cars and 10 people – I mean come on, who doesn’t love a family vacation?

Trip planning: Where to go?

Tom used CoPilot for 18 trips to different destinations across the country. These trips included finding the typical rural towns throughout his journey, provided Tom spelled them correctly. With CoPilot he just had to type in the name of the place and the city…it’s that easy.

All of the tech savvy people had their own navigation system so they could show it off and win the super traveler award but Tom kept a low profile.  After a few trips to places like the Blue Stack mountains, the bad routes from the first car using an alternative GPS app (you know that one that uses wifi…that rhymes with ‘Oogle’)  brought everyone to a screeching halt.

This is when things get interesting…

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His brother-in-law got kicked out of the first car and had to walk along the edge of a cliff to Tom’s car.  He asked Tom to swap with him in the front car and told Tom to bring his phone with CoPilot.  I think it’s safe to say, the previously mentioned GPS app was not working. Driving in and out of cell signals only leads to one thing-you get lost!

With CoPilot, Tom knew he would be safe with offline navigation for the rest of the trip. Stay tuned to find out how Tom’s journey continued…

 

Download CoPilot GPS Now for a Chance to Win

The journey is the destination this summer! Download CoPilot GPS now for a chance to win a great prize for your travels: A summer travel pack including a travel hammock, car mount and CoPilot app of your choice.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Download CoPilot GPS on the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Make sure to create a CoPilot ID to enter the prize draw
  3. Like and share the contest with your friends and family through CoPilot Facebook or CoPilot Twitter

The sweepstake closes on July 31st, 2017 and the winner 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!

Just released: New driver-friendly menus, re-designed landscape view, improved traffic & more

The good stuff stays the same but this update brings you improvements based on what is important to drivers. Things like the map zoom buttons, heard that was an important one so we brought them back for iOS users. Find out what’s in it for you:

Landscape View

We know that 52% of drivers use their navigation app in landscape mode and we heard from you that you would like to see more of the map when using CoPilot in landscape mode. With the newest app update you’ll now see more of the map view with directions & ETAs.

Split Screen for iPad

Are you an iPad or Android tablet user? We have great news for you: The new split screen now shows a 3D or 2D map view with directions for clearer guidance. Simple tap on the menu icon and choose “Split Screen” to try it out.

Zoom Buttons

The map zoom buttons are back for iOS! After popular request we re-introduced the plus/minus zoom buttons for easy adjustment of your navigation view. You will find the zoom buttons on the lower left side of the screen.

Improved Menus

We want to make it easy for drivers to access all the tools they need on the road. That’s why we have created bigger buttons in the menus for smooth tapping.

Better Search

We have tweaked the search screen so you can find any place, anywhere. Look for an address by tapping on the “Address” field, search for petrol stations, parking or other POIs, find places online or navigate to one of your contacts or a specific coordinate. Additionally, you can add your home and work address and navigate to your favourites.

Accurate Traffic

With our new smarter traffic updates we’ll frequently check for delays up ahead and further away so you know about changing conditions more quickly. Find out more >

To get the app update, open your App Store or Google Play, find your CoPilot app and install the update. Here is a detailed step-by-step guide >

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.

North America Map Update Has Arrived

Your new map update for CoPilot North America is here! The update includes thousands of new miles of roads in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. This free update is available to download immediately for the following apps: CoPilot Premium USA & North America, CoPilot GPS (if North America is your licensed region), CoPilot RV, CoPilot Truck USA & North America and CoPilot Truck GPS.

Visiting a new place? Or maybe a quick weekend getaway? Stay up-to-date with the latest North American map improvements.

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Truck routing has also been enhanced!  New York City was updated with specific routing designations for truck through-travel restrictions within the city’s limits plus 53’ truck routing rules were updated for the state of New Jersey.

RELATED: How to get your free map update

Offline maps are important because they provide the driver peace of mind – updated roads and no data costs to you. You have access to all the detailed, street-level maps directly on your device so you can use your navigation offline without having to rely on your mobile network.   No matter where you are, CoPilot will guide you with full-spoken, turn-by-turn directions along your route which is safer than having to wait for map data to update over a mobile network.

You can store maps onto your device but you don’t need them all at once. Once you’re licensed to a region, you can manage which area you need maps for and save some space on your device.

RELATED: Helpful Hint – Master Map Management

We take pride in bringing you the best routing and maps that any navigation app can offer. For more tips on mapping, routing and our features please visit our website.

Safe Travels

 

Best Dates to Travel with CoPilot

Planning a trip this year or a quick weekend get-away?

If you are…check out the best dates to fly and how CoPilot can help. According to WLTX 19, moving an itinerary a single day could make the difference between a fare that’s a deal or a deal-breaker.

BEST DATES TO FLY


More travel tips…

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Skyscanner compares millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal, fast-you can chose between the entire month you want to fly or just a single day.

Plus, you can even pick the option to rent a car and with CoPilot you will always know where you are. For example, take a flight to Florence and then rent a car to drive around the smaller villages. GPS units in the rental car usually cost a pretty penny so make sure you have the correct maps installed and CoPilot will guide you.

Let’s Talk About Traffic

teaser-nyc-traffic-flickr-cc-by-2-david-goehringAvoid the jams with CoPilot!


You just got out of work, you’re on your way home and then all you see is brake light after brake light!

It’s a common occurrence for so many of us as we face the daily commute, when dropping the kids off to school or taking a trip to the shopping mall. Being stuck in bumper to bumper traffic can be so frustrating (just try not to imagine all the ways you could better spend that time) and can even burn a hole in your pocket with gas costs.

According to USA Today, commuters collectively lost 6.9 billion hours and 3.1 billion gallons of fuel due to traffic delays in the last year. If that makes you throw your hands up in despair, you’re not alone. We feel your pain.

Well, despair no more. With CoPilot’s real-time traffic updates you’ll get peace of mind knowing you’re always taking the best route possible and avoiding the jams. Continue reading