Test The New CoPilot Truck GPS App For iOS

Good news for all iPhone and iPad users: The new app CoPilot Truck GPS for iOS is always ready to guide you with clear voice-guided truck directions, reliable offline maps and powerful route planning.

Includes 14 days FREE voice-guided truck navigation, traffic & route planning all in one app. That’s right, you can try the app without any commitment. If you like the app (we’re sure you will!) you can upgrade to 1 year use of voice-guided navigation and traffic or our newly introduced 30 day subscription. Go to Menu > Store to the get the upgrade.

  • Safety First: Create your own personal routing profile(s) with your truck’s height/weight/length/axle and a variety of Hazmat road classes, so you will always drive on the best road for your load type. Avoid low bridges and truck prohibited roads, turns and U-turns.
  • Powerful Route Planning: A choice of 3 routes and comprehensive multi-stop trip planning for up to 100 stops. Plan or modify all your routes with our trip optimisation feature and CoPilot Truck will put them in the best order.
  • Reliable Offline Maps: CoPilot Truck does not need a mobile connection so there’s no risk of being left stranded without maps in mobile dead spots. The maps are stored directly on your phone or tablet. Say goodbye to high data costs or interrupted service.
  • Driver-friendly Directions: CoPilot minimises driver distraction with clear driving views, easy to read turn instructions and fluid uncluttered 3D maps.
  • Clear Voice Directions: Enjoy detailed voice-guided directions with text-to-speech technology to pronounce full street names.
  • Know Your Turn: Safely change lanes and know which lane to be in ahead of a turn with lane indicator arrows, motorway exit sign information with ClearTurn™ visuals make it easy to stay on the right track.
  • ActiveTraffic: Arrive on time with real-time traffic for accurate ETAs and automatic re-routing around delays. A traffic status bar keeps you updated about conditions and delay time on-route.
  • Driver Alerts: Stay safe and out of trouble with speed limit alerts with free database updates.
  • Local Knowledge Everywhere: Navigate like a local with millions of pre-loaded offline places and integrated online search. Quickly find the right restaurant, truck stop and more.

Download the app for free now >

How to Avoid Bridge Strikes?

Bridge strikes occur when drivers with high or wide vehicles strike a bridge and cause damage to the infrastructure. 2013/2014 saw a staggering number of 1708 bridge strikes in the UK. According to Network Rail, this is a 9.9% increase compared to the previous year.

Bridge strikes are a safety risk to drivers, pedestrians and train passengers and staff alike. Since critical strikes cause rail and road traffic delays as well as repair costs for vehicles and infrastructure, they are expensive for truck owners and rail operators. Here are some tips on how 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 height can vary slightly according to the adjustment of the fifth wheel and if the the trailer is loaded or unloaded.

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. Make sure that you use a sat-nav that is built for truck drivers and not for cars and takes into account your truck’s size.

3. Check traffic signs

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(Image from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/traffic-sign-images)

Last but not least, make sure you always check for traffic signs, white lines on the road for arch bridges and other warnings when you approach a bridge.

Here you can find a good practice guide for truck drivers to avoid bridge strikes https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/28626/bridgestrikesprofdrivers.pdf

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.

Are Truck Drivers Safely Equipped for UK Roads?

As the nation embarks on its festive shopping spree, it’s one of the busiest times of year for the trucking industry.  We surveyed 500 UK truck drivers this October and here is what we found out:

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CoPilot Truck Infographic – Safety and Navigation UK Survey

The Best Tips For Your CoPilot Truck App – Part 2

Display POIs along route

Wouldn’t it be great if you could see ONLY petrol station or Truck service POIs while you are driving? Well the good news is – with CoPilot Truck you can.

Here is how:

  1. Go to Settings and select Map Display
  2. Select “Show POIs on Map
  3. Set POIs on maps to “Always” and tap “Currently displayed POIS
  4. Select POIs you wish to see, for example “Petrol station” or “Parking”
  5. Enjoy – you can now see the POIs you want while you drive and easily find the nearest petrol station on the route.

 

Update your safety cameras

One of our CoPilot app features is the regular FREE safety camera* update. We have recently released another free safety camera update – if you have not updated your safety cameras yet, here is how to do it:

  1. Go toMyCoPilot > News & Updates
  2. Select theSafety Cameras database updateand tap Install to download it.

*Available in Western Europe. Safety camera locations are not available in Switzerland or France.

Save battery power

Enable ‘Power Saving’ mode in CoPilot: The power saver mode under Settings > Power Saving updates the map screen display less frequently and in turn causes less drain on the battery. The trade-off is that your movement along the map will seem a little less smooth than normal, however this will significantly reduce battery consumption. You can switch to ‘Always use low power mode’ for optimum battery performance or automatically switch to low power when the battery drops to 30%.

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Manage your maps and save space

If you have downloaded maps of all of Europe we’ve got some great news for you: you can cut down on some of that storage.

You don’t actually have to download ALL European maps, but to save precious space on your mobile/ tablet, you can pick and choose just the maps you need.

For example, if you drive from Manchester to Marseille you only have to download maps of UK+IE and France, and if you drive from Berlin to Rome, you only need DACH + Italy regions. After the trip you can delete the maps you don’t need, and enjoy the freed space. Just go to MyCoPilot > My Maps.

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Drive without distraction

We at CoPilot have always been advocates for safe use of technology while driving and we’ve specifically designed our CoPilot truck apps to be as non-distracting as possible. In addition, there are some other ways in which you can adjust your CoPilot to maximise safety and minimise distraction.

  1. Plan your route before you go
  2. Use the Motion Lock feature under Settings > Motion Lock
  3. Pull over if your route changes
  4. Use ActiveTraffic™ to avoid delays on-route
  5. Customise your route
  6. Use a dash or windshield mount
  7. Know your vehicle’s restrictions
  8. Make sure you are using offline maps
  9. Get rid of screen clutter
  10. Plug your phone into a charger
  11. Resist the urge to fiddle with the device

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Please find the Truck Tips Part 1 here >>

The Best Tips For Your CoPilot Truck App – Part 1

Customise your truck routing

Professional drivers know that taking the wrong route can compromise efficiency and safety. CoPilot Truck is truck-specific sat nav app designed to provide safe and reliable routing on truck-legal roads.

Unlike standard car navigation systems, it calculates efficient routes based on the vehicle profile information, routing parameters and load type, with additional settings for the transportation of hazardous materials.

Here is how you can customise your truck routing:

1. To set up your Truck Routing Profile, tap Route > Truck Routing Profile

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2. You can select from a list of industry standard vehicle dimensions or use the‘Custom size restrictions’ option to enter the Max Height, Max Width, Total Length and Total Weight of your Truck.

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3. CoPilot Truck routing can also take into account the transportation of hazardous materials. Select one or all from the following categories:

    • Explosives
    • Flammable
    • Harmful to water

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4. You can choose whether or not to display truck restrictions on the map.

5. Choose to UseAvoid if Possible or Always Avoid toll roads along your route

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6. You can also customise roads and speeds by choosing to Avoidor Favour the following road types:

    • Motorways
    • Dual Carriageways
    • Primary roads
    • Secondary roads
    • Local streets

7. Choose whether or not to display truck warnings of known potential hazards on your route.

Your CoPilot Truck Update is here with 12 months free ActiveTraffic™!

CoPilotTruck-FacebookImage-UKThe latest version (9.6.2.8) of our CoPilot Truck applications for Europe and North America is now available for Android and iOS via iTunes and Google Play. It will soon be available on our web store as well.

But wait, it doesn’t end there! We are also offering 12 months free ActiveTraffic™ service for our new and existing users. It’s one of the truck driver’s “must-haves” as it gives you the ability to battle traffic head on and find the fastest, most optimal route no matter how crowded the roads are. Not being stuck in traffic means you’ll save time AND petrol! Find out more>

Why to choose CoPilot Truck

Professional drivers know that taking the wrong route can compromise efficiency and safety. CoPilot Truck is truck-specific GPS navigation designed to provide safe and reliable routing on truck-legal roads.

Unlike standard car navigation systems, it calculates efficient routes based on the vehicle profile information, routing parameters and load type, with additional settings for the transportation of hazardous materials.

European CoPilot Truck applications are currently on sale for 20% off for a limited time on Google Play, App Store and our webstore. Download your CoPilot Truck app now>

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What’s new in version 9.6.2.8:

  • 12 months free ActiveTraffic™ service to help you save valuable time and money. Go to MyCoPilot > Features & Upgrades to activate.

For iOS users: we‘re now compatible with the new iPhone6 and iPhone6 Plus, and we have fixed iPad landscape keyboard issue. We’ve also added the ability to navigate straight to your Favourites directly from the Notification Center. Find out more>

For Android users: fantastic news! You can now save your maps to your SD card if you have KitKat or above**. Find out more>

We hope you like the update! If you do, let us know with a review or rating on the App Store or Google Play … or say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter.

Got great ideas or think we could improve? Please do keep us up to date and help us improve the app in our customer forum: http://forum.copilotgps.com

Safe travels!

RELATED: How To Install App Update

CoPilot Truck Europe Sat Nav App Updated With New Maps and a Refreshed User Interface

Includes up-to-date truck-specific attributes, POIs and new intelligent ActiveRoutes feature from ALK

 London, UK – 30th October 2014 – ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, announced today a new update to its CoPilot® Truck™ mobile sat nav app for iOS and Android. The update, v9.6.2, includes a revamped and restyled user interface (UI) and a full map update.

CoPilot Truck v9.6.2 is designed to provide professional drivers with comprehensive and accurate truck-specific navigation. Offline maps are stored on-board your Smartphone, so HGVs, truck and van owners can navigate safely abroad without data roaming.  The new version includes updated offline maps that contain truck-specific attributes not found in standard car sat nav apps. These include height restrictions, hazardous materials restrictions, truck-related points of interest (POIs), and more.

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IMG_0855“There is a fundamental difference in the GPS navigation needs of the truck driver as compared to the average commuter or traveler,” said David Quin, vice president of consumer applications at ALK. “CoPilot Truck addresses these differences by providing professional drivers optimal routes that can reduce costly out-of-route mileage, enable improved driver safety and assist in avoiding costly vehicle damage by calculating routes based on the size of vehicle being driven and load being carried.”

CoPilot Truck v9.6.2 also includes the new ActiveRoutes™ feature that calculates routes using average road speeds at that exact time of day and day of the week they are scheduled to travel for precise routing.

Additional features include:

  • iOS 8 optimization
  • Improved graphics for iPhone 6
  • Reduced battery consumption
  • Automatic Cloud backup of recent places, favorites and subscriptions
  • Drag-and-drop trip editing to easily reorganize stops along your route
  • Connection settings with offline mode to help control data costs

Read the full list of CoPilot Truck North America and CoPilot Truck Europe features for iOS and Android at: www.copilottruck.com.

The update is available for free to all CoPilot Truck app users in North America and Europe.  European CoPilot Truck applications are currently on sale for 25% off for a limited time only and available on Google Play, App Store as well as ALK web store.

About ALK

ALK, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers.  ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as the transportation industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping.  ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.

For more information on ALK , visit: www.alk.com or follow us at: www.twitter.com/ALKTech.

CoPilot Truck Update is here – get your updated maps today!

Great news – our CoPilot Truck applications for Europe and North America have been updated and the latest version (9.6.2) is now available for Android and iOS via iTunes, Google Play and our web store. It has a new look for simpler, cleaner display, new features and new maps that’ll bring you more truck-specific attributes and POIs.

How to update your maps> 

Why to choose CoPilot Truck

Professional drivers know that taking the wrong route can compromise efficiency and safety. CoPilot Truck is truck-specific GPS navigation designed to provide safe and reliable routing on truck-legal roads.

Unlike standard car navigation systems, it calculates efficient routes based on the vehicle profile information, routing parameters and load type, with additional settings for the transportation of hazardous materials.

European CoPilot Truck applications are currently on sale for 25% off for a limited time on Google Play, App Store and our web store. Download your CoPilot Truck app now>

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What else is new in the latest CoPilot Truck version? Plenty!

Our CoPilot Truck iOS users can rest assured that we are optimized for iOS 8 and we’ve reduced the battery consumption of our app on loads of devices.

You’ll also receive these great features:

  • Drag & Drop trip editing to easily move stops up or down within your trip
  • Enhanced ActiveTraffic™ service calculates the optimal route using actual road speeds at the time of day you’re traveling and provides traffic incident details on your route
  • Connection settings with an offline switch to help you control your data costs
  • Automatic Cloud Back-up of Recents, Favorites & Subscriptions
  • Ability to change your CoPilot ID (email address) from within the app
  • Find the closest POIs on your route and add a POI as your next stop
  • Motion lock safety feature to disable map interaction at a specified speed for improved hands free driving
  • Just Drive mode for navigating without a destination
  • Option to optimize final destination
  • Yelp user ratings and reviews for local businesses
  • Fixed: a tunnel mode bug
  • Fixed Android: Swiftkey & predictive text bug

This is one of our biggest updates yet so make sure to update today! If you like the update, let us know with a review or rating on the App Store or Google Play … or say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter.

Got great ideas or think we could improve? Please do keep us up to date and help us improve the app in our customer forum: http://forum.copilotgps.com

Safe travels!

RELATED: How To Install App Update

CoPilot Truck showcases at the Transport and Logistics Show, Munich

ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ and navigation software, will be represented by a record number of its transportation software partners at this year’s Transport and Logistics Show in Munich, 4 – 7 June.

Held every two years, the Transport and Logistics Show is one of the largest specialist events of its kind, hosting 2000 companies from 64 countries with an expected audience of 50,000 visitors.

This year, a total of six partners will be demonstrating CoPilot Truck in conjunction with their specialist transportation applications, representing ALK’s largest presence at the Transport and Logistics show to date.

Klaus Kremer, Director of Business Development, EMEA Enterprise Solutions,

ALK Technologies, said:
“It has been a remarkable year of growth for CoPilot Truck in this territory, one in which our partners have played a primary role.
We’re excited that through our partner network, we are able to showcase CoPilot Truck in a variety of scenarios, while also demonstrating our truck navigation capabilities on a broad range of Android and Windows-based terminals, laptops and hand-held mobile computers.”

Where CoPilot Truck will be on display:
Partner / Booth number
Couplink AG, / B2.333/434
initions AG / B2.109
Kratzer Automation / B2.221/324
Mobile Objects / B2.421/522
Openmatics / B2.531
Spedion GmbH / B2.331/432