GPS mistakes are a common source of comedy for television and movies. Luckily for you, CoPilot is your GPS! With our award-winning navigation and quarterly map updates, we’ve got plenty of ways to keep you from becoming the butt of a joke in a Hollywood script. Have a good laugh watching these videos knowing that you’ve made the right choice in navigation!
In 2011’s Larry Crowne, Julia Roberts uses opera music to drown out the annoying and overly complicated in-car navigation, Map Genie.
In this episode of The Office, Michael Scott follows his GPS directions and finds himself in troubled water.
“By concentrating on being “clear and non-distracting” including a neat feature called Direction Screen (which only shows the maps/directions when a turn is approaching), CoPilot hope to bring a more polished and feature-complete driving experience. In short, CoPilot knows that they have to out-do and out-perform Nokia and even though they rely on the same mapping information (Navteq), CoPilot seems confident that they can bring their A-game to Windows Phone 8.”
“While most Windows Phone 8 users have at least one option for driving directions, that doesn’t preclude them opting for a little extra. ALK Technologies at least believes we’re willing to splurge, as it’s bringing versions of its CoPilot GPS apps to both Windows Phone 8 as well as Windows 8.”
The CoPilot team have been long time fans of Microsoft’s mobile platforms, much like many of our users. Did you know our original CoPilot GPS navigation app, “Pocket CoPilot,” was developed for Microsoft’s Pocket PC? Back in those days apps were called applications and we had pioneered mobile navigation on Windows Mobile. Now here we are in 2013 announcing an app for Windows Phone 8 –and Windows 8 – at Mobile World Congress 2013.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 is gaining momentum as an alternative to Android and iOS in the global battle for smartphone supremacy. With some fantastic handsets from the likes of Nokia, HTC and Samsung, an innovative and polished user experience and a robust app store, it has become an ideal platform for CoPilot too.
So we are bringing the full CoPilot voice-guided navigation experience to Windows Phone 8 handsets and Windows 8 devices, with advanced turn-by-turn guidance features, comprehensive trip planning and of course quality street maps stored on-board for offline use. There’s a full suite of real-time ‘Live’ services include ActiveTraffic™ and Yelp to keep you fully prepared and informed on the road.
We are showcasing the app on a variety of Windows Phones at Mobile World Congress in Hall 8.1, stand F6. The app itself will be available soon through the Windows Phone Store – so stay tuned!.
We’ve released a complete map update featuring our latest 2012 Q4 map data for all CoPilot North America customers. The update includes thousands of new miles of roads in the U.S. and Canada and hundreds of map improvements submitted by our customers through the ALK MapSure service.