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Unlock CoPilot’s Next Generation App Features #2

Change your current destination

Replace your current destination by tapping on the grey “To:” destination box at the top of the planning screen MAP. Now enter your new destination and enjoy your drive.

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Repeat the last voice instruction

You missed the last voice instruction? No problem, just tap on the yellow turn arrow on the bottom of your screen and the turn instruction will be repeated.

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Optimize stops

You have planned a perfect trip with many stops. But how do you bring these stops in the optimal order to avoid detours? Go to the planning screen and tap the three menu dots in the top right corner. Hit “Optimize Stops” and decide if you want to include the final destination. CoPilot will then calculate the most efficient route through your stops.

img_8012*If you want to change the order of your stops, go to the planning menu and simply drag and drop the stops into your preferred position.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather at your destination

Do you want to know if you should pack sunglasses or an umbrella for your trip? CoPilot shows you the current weather at your destination when you add a new stop.

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Add to favorites

Quickly add your preferred rest stop, gas station, parking, etc. as a favorite by tapping on the empty star symbol on top of the screen and name the place. If you have added a place as a favorite already, the star symbol will be yellow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add home and work

Head to the search menu and easily add your home and work address by tapping on the symbols. You are now ready to set up CoPilot’s innovative CommuteMe feature. Go to Settings > CommuteMe.

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Unlock CoPilot’s Next Generation App Features # 1

Detailed traffic map

A better way with the least delay: Plan a route > tap on the traffic bar on the right side and you will see a traffic map of the area surrounding your route. The streets on the map are color-coded:

  • Green = you’re good to go
  • Orange = expect some minor delays
  • Red = severe traffic

If you see a traffic warning triangle on the map, tap on the symbol and you will get a detailed description of the traffic incident, for example lane closure, accident…Tap on alternate route to see if there is a better route available.

While on your route, CoPilot might find a faster route before you notice the traffic. We will notify you and give you the option to view, accept or exit to continue driving.

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Quick directions and safety view

If you would like to concentrate on voice directions and simple turn directions instead of 2D or 3D maps, tap on the street name in the drive window and you will have the option between directions and safety view.

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Instant alternate routes

Enter a destination, hit the blue + sign and CoPilot will instantly calculate up to three alternate route for you. Choose your preferred route by either tapping on the ETA time or swiping the route overview in the bottom of the window.

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Search online

Additionally to CoPilot’s offline search, if you have your data or WIFI activated, you can search for places online. Tap on the search icon, select Search online and enter a keyword, for example “Pizza”. The search results powered by Yelp will then show you a list of relevant places nearby. And the best part: The search results appear together with a Yelp rating, so say goodbye to underwhelming hotel or restaurant experiences.

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Customize your speed limit warnings

Simply tap on the speed limit symbol on your driving menu and customize which warnings you want to see at which point.

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Change your mode of travel

Did you know that with CoPilot you can use a variety of vehicles and modes of travel?  Change your mode of travel by tapping on the round vehicle icon in the route planning menu. You will be able to choose between car, RV, motorcycle, bicycle and walking mode.

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Quickly add a stop or avoid a road

You want to add a stop to your route or avoid a specific road? Go to the planning screen and tap anywhere on the map. You will see a little pop-up with the street name. Tap on it to do any of the following:

  • Add the address as a stop (blue plus sign)
  • Set it as a new trip
  • Avoid this road
  • Set a waypoint by routing through here

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Meet Your All New CoPilot – iOS App Update

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CoPilot version 10 to be precise, and it’s a complete overhaul built specifically to meet the demands of you, the driver. We’ve left no stone unturned to improve every detail of the app, from the driving screens and maps to the routing and menu options.

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CoPilot is now safer, faster and easier to use.  Here are some of the features:

  • Strikingly simpler to use. Menus are redesigned to put the tools you need on the road a tap away. Enjoy quick, easy access to search and planning tools, mute directions and end navigation.
  • Transformed maps. CoPilot’s non-distracting maps are now lightning fast too, with pinch zoom, fluid map panning and scrolling!
  • Re-engineered ActiveTraffic. New, improved live traffic status sidebar, accurate ETAs that factor in live traffic conditions in planning and better re-routing around delays.
  • More efficient trip planning. Now automatically view and compare 3 route options with accurate ETAs for every route. Effectively plan even the most complex itineraries.
  • Polished driver-friendly screens. Guidance screens are even clearer and easier to read and follow at a glance while driving
  • Easier destination search. A new search screen makes it easier to find addresses and search millions of Points of Interest
  • More prominent speed limit alerts. Know immediately if you stray over the local limit

And much more, so jump in and explore! Download the app update from the App Store today for your Premium app. The app update will be available soon for CoPilot GPS iOS and Android. We hope you enjoy your new CoPilot.  Share your experience with a review or on our user forum.

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Labor Day Weekend with CoPilot

Labor Day Weekend is here and summertime may be ending but there is no better time to make most out of your LDW and travel!

It’s the perfect weekend to get CoPilot Premium GPS navigation with offline maps to avoid data costs while traveling this weekend…check out the Top 5 Reasons to Go Premium!

Plus you can save 30% off the regular price of our USA Apps, that means you can get CoPilot Premium for only $6.99:

            

 Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!gps

If you have questions visit us at the CoPilot community forum where we’re always available to help: http://forum.copilotgps.com/ or say hello on FacebookGoogle+ or Twitter 

 

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Summer of Sport – Rio 2016

Do you remember the fantastic 2012 Summer Olympics in London? Continue the spirit and get ready for the highlight of this year’s Summer of Sport: The 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Watch the games with your friends and family, at the bar, at someone’s house or – lucky you! – at site in Rio. Don’t forget to pack your CoPilot so you won’t get lost on your way to your friend’s Olympics party or – if you’re in Brazil – in Rio’s traffic.

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Find out our Top 5 event picks and venues here:

  1. Opening Ceremony – 5th August – Maracanã Stadium, Rio
  2. Swimming – 50m Freestyle – 12th August – Olympic Aquatics Stadium, Rio
  3. Athletics – 100m Sprint – 14th August – Olympic Stadium, Rio
  4. Gymnastics – Floor – 16th August – Rio Olympic Arena, Rio
  5. Football – Men’s Finale – 20th August – Maracanã Stadium, Rio

CapturePS: Get CoPilot Brazil from Google Play and iOS so you will find your way to all venues.

Click here for more information on schedules and venues

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CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series: Part 3

Last week you heard about our guest blogger Heath Padgett and his podcast-The RV Entrepreneur. Heath and his wife took CoPilot RV on a trip…check out the second part of this series and see below for the last part of our guest blogger series with Heath:


6 Reasons Why You Should Be Using CoPilot RV Navigation This Summer

My wife and I are currently planning out our summer road trip in our RV. This summer we’ll make our way from Texas all the way up to Canada, through the Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. I couldn’t be more excited to get out of the summer heat and go hang out in some mountains.

That being said, the one thing we’ve made sure to take care of before leaving is having a solid navigation app while driving our rig. It’s one thing to get lost in a place you’re unfamiliar with, but it’s another thing entirely to get lost in a foreign place while also driving a 33 ft home on wheels.

For this summer, I highly recommend you download the new CoPilot RV navigation app if you’re planning on driving your RV cross country.

Here are a few reasons why you should probably make that happen… like, right now.

  1. You don’t want this to happen. Yes, this happens to people. But it should never have to happen to you. In the CoPilot RV app you can enter your height and other dimensions so you don’t turn your RV into a convertible.caravan-crash (1)
  1. You can plan the most epic trip of all time with over 50 stops in the app. Grand Canyon? Yep. Yellowstone National Park? Yep. Okay, you get the point.

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  1. You want to get there fast, but not on a road that looks like this. Since this app is designed for rvs, you don’t have to worry about it taking you down sketchy back roads (where no RV should ever have to go).

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  1. Sometimes when you’re out adventuring you get into places with zero cell service. Most navigation apps run off data. Inside the CoPilot RV app you can download all your maps so you never lose reception… like a boss.post 4
  2. You can easily find RV parks and places to camp inside the app. While cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway this summer in your RV you can easily pinpoint RV parks en route to Disneyland. post 5
  3. Everyone wants a happy marriage. Let’s be honest. When the GPS goes haywire, so does everyone else in the RV. I can honestly say that our biggest source of conflict has come from getting lost and having to U-turn our RV in random places across America. Do yourself a favor and download this app before hitting the road this summer so you can enjoy the trip without getting lost or kicked out of the RV (talking to you, husbands).

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Personally, one of my favorite features about the new app by CoPilot is the fact that I can download all of my maps to my phone and not use cellular data. Why? I’m a millennial and cell phone data is like gold to me, that’s why. Plus, when you’re visiting national parks or remote areas where cell signal is weak or nonexistent, you’re going to want a GPS you can rely on.

 

Download the CoPilot RV Navigation app before you hit the road this summer. It will help you avoid sketchy back roads, getting lost, and potentially fighting with your spouse.


Get it today for 30 % off!

(limited time offer)

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CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series: Part 2

Last week you heard about our guest blogger Heath Padgett and his podcast-The RV Entrepreneur. Heath and his wife took CoPilot RV on a trip…check out the first part of this series:

What Happens When You Don’t Have a Good GPS While RVing


But did they ever make it to their destination? Heath continues his journey below: 

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We eventually made it to Project Dojo Martial Arts for my first job, but not after thoroughly stressing each other out and causing multiple arguments.

I wish I could tell you that in two years of living and traveling full-time in an RV that this was one of our only arguments over the GPS, but that would be a big fat lie. I would calculate that approximately 63% of our first-year marriage arguments were GPS related.

This is what happens when you don’t have a good GPS.

Do yourself a favor. Before hitting the road in your RV this summer, download the CoPilot RV Navigation App and decrease marriage arguments by 63% (obviously this is a made up stat).

But in all seriousness, RV roadtrips are bound to already have plenty of stressful moments, but the GPS doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Travel More, Travel Better

CoPilot RV’s powerful route planner allows you to plan a trip of a lifetime with up to 50 stops, automatically calculating the best route. This helps prevent stressful wayward journeys, kind of like what Heath and his wife went through before using CoPilot.

Keep your focus on your adventure as you hit the road with confidence, knowing that CoPilot will keep you out of trouble and heading in the right direction.

Get it today for 20% off-limited time offer! 

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CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series- Part 1

What Happens When You Don’t Have a Good GPS While RVing…

One of the best things about launching an awesome new RV Navigation app is partnering up with people who are doing cool things…like Heath Padgett and his podcast-The RV Entrepreneur.


Check out his CoPilot RV story below:

My wife and I have lived in an RV for two years. We’ve driven well over 40,000 miles and visited all 50 states (we flew to Hawaii, drove to Alaska). I can say that without a doubt, one of the most important factors for mine and my wife’s sanity (and happiness) while RVing is having a great GPS system.

To illustrate just how important having a GPS is, I’m going to walk you through a situation that unfolded during the first week that we were full-time RVing.

Quick backstory: During our first year of marriage, my wife Alyssa and I filmed a documentary called Hourly America where I worked a different job in all 50 states.

We were in Albuquerque, NM and we were on our way to my first job at a place called Project Dojo Martial Arts.

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Alyssa was navigating me from her phone’s GPS.

“You’re getting on the freeway, you’re supposed to be on that road right there.” She pointed to the road on the left.

“Cool,” I responded.

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“Can you even see me in the camera?” I asked. Alyssa mounted our GoPro on the dashboard and I thought it was pointed more at her than it was at me (I should have just kept my mouth shut).

Alyssa gave me a I-know-you’re-wrong-and-it-isn’t-my-fault-look. I didn’t see it at the time and just kept running my mouth.

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“Ah crap,” I said after exiting the highway and turning left to get heading back in the right direction. “That was my entrance ramp. Let me just pull a u-turn,”

“He is going to wreck this RV,” Alyssa mouthed to the camera.

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U-Turn #1

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“I typed in Project Dojo on the GPS, and it’s taking us to Los Angeles now,” Alyssa said to me.

“But we’re in Albuquerque?” I asked.

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U-turn #2

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U-turn #3, made 30 seconds after U-turn #2, as Google Maps directed us.


After 3 U-turns and being redirected to Los Angeles, do you think Heath and his wife eventually made it to their destination? Stay tuned for more of the CoPilot RV Guest Blogger Summer Series and find out how Heath’s trip ended.

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The 10 Best Summer Songs to Sing Along to

funny-gif-happy-baby-carFinally summer has arrived and it’s time to get out of the house. What better way to enjoy the sunshine than going somewhere nice and having a little sing-a-long in the car driving there?

Here are your top 10 picks for 2016 summer songs. Make your drives more fun and get ready to sing along:


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