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ALK Technologies unveils CoPilot Live Premium Navigation App

New generation sat nav app includes the ability to fully personalise your route, a new intuitive user interface and seamless access to social content.

 

London – UK, June 27th, 2011 – ALK Technologies, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile navigation software, today announced CoPilot® Live™ Premium, the new generation satellite navigation app for iPhone, iPad and Android-based mobile devices.

Based on ALK’s CoPilot® 9 navigation platform, CoPilot Live Premium guides you where you need to go, via the way that suits you best, in-car or on foot. Featuring an innovative and intuitive user interface it provides quick and easy access to relevant driving features right when you need them.

It’s a new more interactive way to navigate, with the unique ability to drag your route to adjust it or tap on the map to navigate there and discover useful information about the location.

“With CoPilot Live Premium we’ve created a unique navigation experience, combining innovative and exciting features such as drag routing and ActiveTraffic™, with a social dimension that makes it easy to share your journeys with your friends.” says Michael Kornhauser, Managing Director CoPilot Business Unit, ALK Technologies. “We can now empower drivers with the ability to choose or create their ideal route to any destination.”

Key features in CoPilot Live Premium

Personal Routes™: CoPilot Live Premium helps you find your best way to any destination with a choice of up to three alternate routes, displaying journey time and mileage for each. Fine-tuning the route is easy: simply drag the route to the preferred street you wish to take or destination to navigate to.

Intuitive User Interface: CoPilot Live Premium puts all the navigation features you need at your fingertips, right when you need them. Simply tap on the map within the app to add it as a destination, access location-specific information, or share it with friends.

Social Navigation: CoPilot Live Premium is all about sharing. Share your journey details and check ins with in-app Facebook and Twitter updates. Fully integrated Bing™ local internet search and Wikipedia makes it easy to find all the nearby businesses, services and local attractions you need.

 

ActiveTraffic™: Connected, but not dependent on your mobile connection, CoPilot Live Premium provides seamless access to an array of useful dynamic online content. The optional ActiveTraffic  service uses real-time traffic conditions to intelligently calculate the fastest route to your destination and automatically avoid delays.

Superior Guidance In-car or On-foot: The sleek dashboard-style guidance display provides clear, non-distracting directions with a choice of 3D, 2D and Directions-only navigation views. Lane Assist arrows, real signpost information and realistic ClearTurn™ display provide enhanced guidance at complex junctions. An all-new walking mode with digital compass support* makes it easy to find the way around a city on-foot.

What else can you expect?

  • On-board/offline maps: Premium-quality NAVTEQ street maps are stored on-board your mobile device, not downloaded each trip
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS) voice directions as standard: pronouncing actual street names
  • Take Me to My Car: Save the exact location of your car and easily find it later
  • Speed limit display and excess speed warnings
  • Door to door trip planning: enter up to 50 stops and optimise the itinerary
  • Photo Navigation:  drive to a geotagged picture taken by your smartphone
  • Copy/paste a destination into the address entry screen
  • Enhanced map features with clearly labelled parks, rivers and lakes as well as country-specific road colours
  • Detour feature: to avoid unexpected delays or specific sections of your route
  • Thousands of updated points of interest (POI) pre-loaded, with in-app dialling
  • Live Weather information
  • In-app news and updates to keep you informed about improvements

Availability

CoPilot Live Premium is available to purchase immediately through Android Market for a 7-day introductory price of ÂŁ14.99 for UK and Ireland maps and ÂŁ29.99 for European maps.

Following the 7 day promotion the app will be available for ÂŁ29.99 for UK and Ireland and ÂŁ59.99 for Europe.

A 12 month subscription to the ActiveTraffic service is available via in-app purchase for ÂŁ9.99.

CoPilot Live Premium for iPhone and CoPilot Live Premium HD (iPad edition) are currently awaiting approval from Apple and are expected to be available on the iTunes App Store shortly.

A Flickr gallery of CoPilot Live Premium images is available: http://cot.ag/iha5GY

More information is available at www.copilotlive.com and on the Android Market

*Digital Compass support where available on device.

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