How Can I Calculate 3 Alternative Routes In CoPilot?

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Now that you’ve read about how CoPilot’s ActiveTraffic™ feature can help you find your best route, we thought we’d let you know about how you can further customize your CoPilot to make it work for you.

One of the best ways to achieve this is our ‘Alternate Routes’ feature.

We Lead, But You’re in Control

When you input your destination address and journey requirements into CoPilot, the first route to come up will be optimal one, with all factors and calculations considered (such as traffic, speed limits and distance).

However, should you have any personal preferences, you’re able to control your best way. CoPilot will automatically generate up to three different route alternatives for you, so you can make a selection. These three routes will be calculated using the same algorithm but will vary slightly – to give you some control over your route, should you have any personal preferences. The differing distances and ETAs will be displayed to help you make your decision.

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To access these options, click on ‘Alternate’ in the bottom left corner and you’ll be given the option to choose your preferred route.

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It’s extremely easy to select from the different variants: simply click on your favoured route and then on the ‘back’ arrow in the top left hand corner to return to the ‘My Route’ screen. If you’ve changed your route you will see a popup saying ‘Alternate Route X is now your Current Route’.

This new course will now display on screen.

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If you choose to change your route in reaction to the traffic bar, you’re able to choose again from three different routes, just like when you first mapped out your journey.

You can change your route again at any point during your journey, simply click back to the main menu, click ‘My Route’ and click again on the ‘Alternate’ button.

This vital CoPilot feature is sure to become integral to the way you make your journeys: whether they’re one off trips in a new places where you don’t want any nasty surprises, or just to help you optimize your daily duties.

Is there anything more satisfying than beating the crowds and saving time? What are you going to do with all that saved time and money?

 

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CoPilot Travel Tips: best places to visit this spring

It is spring and time to travel! Or at least time to plan your upcoming summer holidays. The CoPilot team has put together a list of our favourite places to visit in Europe, which we hope will serve as an inspiration!

It is also the perfect time to get CoPilot sat nav with offline European maps to avoid roaming costs when navigating abroad: for a limited time you can save 20% off the regular price of our Europe sat nav apps.  SAVE NOW >

Here are our top spring travel destinations:

Lake Como – Italy

Lake Como in Italy (45.809179, 9.083923) is the must-see place this spring with its beautiful scenery, refreshing lake and amazing food.

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Gardens of Claude Monet – France

If you are driving through France, don’t miss the famous gardens of impressionist painter Claude Monet in Giverny (49.0753, 1.533705) – beautiful!

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Salinas de Torrevieja – Spain

Looking for something different? Then drive off to the Salinas de Torrevieja in Spain (38.009300, -0.699873). The water of the lake is pink, thanks to tiny algae that live in the salt water. Ah and there are plenty of pink flamingos out there too!

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Øresund Bridge – Sweden/Denmark

If you are planning a trip to the north, or coming down to South from Scandinavia, don’t miss the Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden (55.583524, 12.794434) Part of the bridge goes underwater to let ships pass, meaning that you drive down in the water and then come out on the other side. Impressive engineering!

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Hotel Äscher-Wildkirchli – Switzerland

In every season Hotel Äscher-Wildkirchli near Appenzell, Switzerland (47.289476, 9.4142) is one of the most beautiful places to stay! Enjoy the amazing scenery and refreshing air.

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Cappadocia – Turkey

With its subterranean cities, cave houses, and enchanting landscape, Cappadocia in Turkey (38.651466, 34.844658) is one of the most extraordinary places on the planet.

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We hope you like our list of top destinations in Europe and if you are planning to visit these breathtaking places this spring, let us know how your trip went on our Facebook, Google + or Twitter pages.

And of course – whether you drive to the destination or rent a car, don’t forget to pack your offline sat nav with you.

Safe travels!

CoPilot Insider Tips – Summer Holiday Special

It’s August and many of us are heading on well deserved holidays. Here at CoPilot we are also getting on a summer holiday mood and therefore have this month collected you few interesting tips for the holiday travel. We hope you like them!

Before your travel, please:

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  • Make sure your app and maps are up-to-date
  • Download all the map regions you need before you go. If you have an European app, you don’t actually have to download ALL the European maps, but to save precious space in your mobile/tablet, you can pick and choose 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. After the trip you can delete the maps you don’t need anymore and enjoy the freed space. Just go to My CoPilot -> My Maps
  • Search POIs to find the nearest ATM, restaurant, petrol station and more wherever you are going.
  • Plan your route and enter all the addresses and POIs such as attractions, hotels and restaurants beforehand. Thanks to our trip optimisation feature, you don’t actually have to add all your stops in order, but just by clicking “Options” -> “Optimise stops” we will reorder them to give you the most practical route. By selecting “Save” you can also save your trip in advance
  • Set directions in your own language if driving in a foreign language speaking country
  • Check your data connection settings to avoid roaming charges if travelling abroad and data charges at home
  • Pack a car charger for the road trip
  • Check traffic reports before you leave
  • Sit in the car, open your CoPilot and enjoy the drive!

We wish you a wonderful holiday and hope you have a relaxing drive wherever you are heading to!

Want to see more CoPilot Insider tips? Check this out:

https://blog.copilotgps.com/uk/category/tips-tricks/

CoPilot Insider Tips for June: Measurement Settings, Map Display and Parking Wizard

Hey CoPilot fans, it’s time for our monthly CoPilot Insider Tips. The weather has been quite strange, but hopefully these will cheer you up and make your journeys a bit better.

1. Map Display

Did you know that … you can change the way your map looks in Settings -> Map Display -> Map styles? Not only can you pick a day/night mode, but there are plenty of styles to choose from, such as Ocean, Forest, Continental, Ember, American, German, British … check it out, and let us know which one you like the most?

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2. Kilometres vs. miles

Did you know that … you are able to change it in “Settings” -> “Unit of Measurement”? So for example, when you drive in continental Europe you can use “kilometres” and when you cross the UK or US border you can switch easily to “miles.” Easy peasy!

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3. Parking Wizard

Did you know that … you are able to save the location where you parked your car in More -> Parking -> Save this Location -> Done AND that you can navigate back there by simply clicking “Go to Parking Location”. Never lose your car again.

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We hope you liked these little tips – have a great June 🙂

CoPilot Tips for April: Trip Optimisation and Map Download

Hello fans, Spring is finally here and we have written two useful tips for you so you can get most out of your CoPilot app this month. We hope you find it useful!

Trip Optimisation

Did you know that  you are able to optimise and save your routes? Thanks to our trip optimisation feature, you don’t actually have to add all your stops in order, but just by clicking “Options” -> “Optimise stops” we will reorder them to give you the most practical route (especially handy if you are delivering to 20 different addresses across the country). By selecting “Save” you can also – well – save your trip.

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Map Download

Did you know that if you get or have an European app, you don’t actually have to download ALL the European maps? To save precious space in your mobile/tablet, you can pick and choose the maps you need.

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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. After the trip you can delete the maps you don’t need anymore and enjoy the freed space. Just go to My CoPilot -> My Maps.

We wish you a wonderful Spring – happy travels!