Latest North American Maps Available

Get your new map update now bringing you over 38,000 miles of roads and more than 600 new POIs. We are happy that we are offering our CoPilot users a free map update to ensure everyone has reliable offline maps wherever they are heading to.

How do I install a map update?

Make sure you have the latest update for your CoPilot app installed and make sure you have a strong WiFi connection. In CoPilot, go to MyCoPilot and select My Maps. Then select your map region (e.g. North America) and download the map update when prompted. Find the full instructions here >

How do I check if I have the latest map data?

Go to Settings > About CoPilot. Here you will see the map data version number (2017.2). Find out more details here >

How do I manage my maps?

You can store maps directly on your device, but you don’t need to download all of the maps at once thanks to our intelligent map management. Once you’ve licensed a region such as  North America, you can manage which regions/countries, for example Midwest, you need maps for and save a lot of space on your device.

Map Coverage

You can find a complete list of all the countries included in our North American apps here >

*The latest maps are available for your licensed region only. 

What’s New in Apple’s iOS 11

Apple has launched iOS 11 and we had a closer look at some of the new features and changes (see our WWDC overview here >). Here’s what’s new:

Do Not Disturb While Driving

“Do Not Disturb While Driving” is a fantastic new feature from Apple that will enhance driver safety by blocking incoming calls, messages and notifications while you’re on the road. Our developers have been driving with the feature already and really liked it. It’s similar to the night time feature “Do Not Disturb” that is currently available under iOS 10. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and you will be able to choose from three options:

  1. Automatically: The “Do Not Disturb” feature will be activated once your device recognises that you’re travelling at a speed which would suggest you are driving or in a vehicle (this could also activate while you’re on a bus or in the passenger seat, so use with caution).
  2. While Connected to Car Bluetooth: “Do Not Disturb” will be enabled if you are pairing your device with a Bluetooth car stereo. This has the advantage that it won’t enable if you are a passenger in a car or using another form of transport.
  3. Manually: Lets you turn the feature on an off manually

Once “Do not disturb” is enabled, you will see a message notification on your Lock Screen or in your pull down notifications screen that says “You will not receive Notifications while you are driving”.

How does this affect your drive with CoPilot? Most drivers use their device with CoPilot in foreground. However, for those that use CoPilot in the background, you will still be able to get voice-guided navigation if you enable it within the app. Open CoPilot and go to Settings > Data & Battery > Battery Usage > Enable background voice instructions.

More Control Over Location Services

Users will now have more control over apps accessing their device’s location services. If you have an app that uses location service, you will get prompted to choose from three options: Always, While Using The App, or Never. The good news is that this doesn’t affect CoPilot (yeah!). We have already allowed users to select the option ‘While Using The App’ in the past, not like some other apps 🙂

Shiny New App Store

The App Store has a new look and feel under iOS 11. Open the App Store app and you will now see promoted in-app purchases for apps that offer them, a new “Today” section and promo texts.

Updated Control Center

Good news for all Control Center fans, iOS 11 will bring the option to customize its appearance. To personalize your UI experience, go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls. Tip: Add the “Do Not Disturb While Driving” control to the Center so you can switch the feature on and off with less taps.

Improved Screenshot Tool

Press the power + home button  and you will see the screen flash and a sound (as usual). Then a small thumbnail preview of the screenshot will appear. Tap on it and you will be able to edit the screenshot (write, draw, crop). If you decide to edit itlater, you can still do so by going to your camera roll and choosing the Markup tool.

You want to try iOS 11 for yourself? Download the software update for your iPhone or iPad as follows:

  1. Make sure you have WiFi enabled and enough device space
  2. Go to Settings > General > Software Update
  3. Tap Download and Install

Every Trip Is a Journey – Part 2

Can you walk the walk?

When you are in Ireland, you might want to get outside and take a look around the beautiful scenery. But how do you get around? Walking mode on CoPilot will navigate you even without a car. Tom used the walking mode at least 3 or 4 times to stay on track and not get lost on a Dublin side street after an unusually long visit to the Guinness brewery.

So you may be asking yourself: who won the super traveler award?

Tom came in first place by saving the trip with reliable navigation. The drivers of the other cars asked Tom how to get CoPilot on their smartphones so the downloads began at the next good WiFi spot (good WiFi is hard to find).

Every trip you take is a journey and with all the planning – the journey will soon become your destination. Enjoy the adventures, appreciate the time with your family and by the end of it…you’ll be planning the next one! Get CoPilot and start your next journey.

See part 1 here >

Every Trip Is a Journey – Part 1


Meet Tom. He just returned from a wonderful 2 week trip in Ireland. With 4 rental cars and 10 people – I mean come on, who doesn’t love a family vacation?

Trip planning: Where to go?

Tom used CoPilot for 18 trips to different destinations across the country. These trips included finding the typical rural towns throughout his journey, provided Tom spelled them correctly. With CoPilot he just had to type in the name of the place and the city…it’s that easy.

All of the tech savvy people had their own navigation system so they could show it off and win the super traveler award but Tom kept a low profile.  After a few trips to places like the Blue Stack mountains, the bad routes from the first car using an alternative GPS app (you know that one that uses wifi…that rhymes with ‘Oogle’)  brought everyone to a screeching halt.

This is when things get interesting…

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His brother-in-law got kicked out of the first car and had to walk along the edge of a cliff to Tom’s car.  He asked Tom to swap with him in the front car and told Tom to bring his phone with CoPilot.  I think it’s safe to say, the previously mentioned GPS app was not working. Driving in and out of cell signals only leads to one thing-you get lost!

With CoPilot, Tom knew he would be safe with offline navigation for the rest of the trip. Stay tuned to find out how Tom’s journey continued…

 

Download CoPilot GPS Now for a Chance to Win

The journey is the destination this summer! Download CoPilot GPS now for a chance to win a great prize for your travels: A summer travel pack including a travel hammock, car mount and CoPilot app of your choice.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Download CoPilot GPS on the App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Make sure to create a CoPilot ID to enter the prize draw
  3. Like and share the contest with your friends and family through CoPilot Facebook or CoPilot Twitter

The sweepstake closes on July 31st, 2017 and the winner will be announced later on the CoPilot Facebook page and CoPilot Twitter. Remember to like or follow to check if you have won. You can find the full Terms and Conditions here >

Good luck!

Just released: New driver-friendly menus, re-designed landscape view, improved traffic & more

The good stuff stays the same but this update brings you improvements based on what is important to drivers. Things like the map zoom buttons, heard that was an important one so we brought them back for iOS users. Find out what’s in it for you:

Landscape View

We know that 52% of drivers use their navigation app in landscape mode and we heard from you that you would like to see more of the map when using CoPilot in landscape mode. With the newest app update you’ll now see more of the map view with directions & ETAs.

Split Screen for iPad

Are you an iPad or Android tablet user? We have great news for you: The new split screen now shows a 3D or 2D map view with directions for clearer guidance. Simple tap on the menu icon and choose “Split Screen” to try it out.

Zoom Buttons

The map zoom buttons are back for iOS! After popular request we re-introduced the plus/minus zoom buttons for easy adjustment of your navigation view. You will find the zoom buttons on the lower left side of the screen.

Improved Menus

We want to make it easy for drivers to access all the tools they need on the road. That’s why we have created bigger buttons in the menus for smooth tapping.

Better Search

We have tweaked the search screen so you can find any place, anywhere. Look for an address by tapping on the “Address” field, search for petrol stations, parking or other POIs, find places online or navigate to one of your contacts or a specific coordinate. Additionally, you can add your home and work address and navigate to your favourites.

Accurate Traffic

With our new smarter traffic updates we’ll frequently check for delays up ahead and further away so you know about changing conditions more quickly. Find out more >

To get the app update, open your App Store or Google Play, find your CoPilot app and install the update. Here is a detailed step-by-step guide >

Meet Your All New CoPilot

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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 or Google Play today. We hope you enjoy your new CoPilot.  Share your experience with a review or on our user forum.

Your Guide to the Holidays – Plan Ahead and Optimize Stops


Do you know you can easily find the best shops, restaurants and entertainment that are preloaded offline with CoPilot? You know you have to make a stop on the way to dinner to grab a gift and maybe you need gas. With CoPilot, you can find where you need to go whether it’s nearby, along your route or at your destination. 

Before you head out, plan all your stops and we’ll reorder them in the best order. Just plug in where you are going and let CoPilot optimize it for you. Saving you time and money for presents! Oh, and don’t forget to save your trip to keep yourself organized for next year.

No need to drive around to find what you are looking for, you have a CoPilot this holiday season.

North America Map Update Has Arrived

Your new map update for CoPilot North America is here! The update includes thousands of new miles of roads in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. This free update is available to download immediately for the following apps: CoPilot Premium USA & North America, CoPilot GPS (if North America is your licensed region), CoPilot RV, CoPilot Truck USA & North America and CoPilot Truck GPS.

Visiting a new place? Or maybe a quick weekend getaway? Stay up-to-date with the latest North American map improvements.

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Truck routing has also been enhanced!  New York City was updated with specific routing designations for truck through-travel restrictions within the city’s limits plus 53’ truck routing rules were updated for the state of New Jersey.

RELATED: How to get your free map update

Offline maps are important because they provide the driver peace of mind – updated roads and no data costs to you. You have access to all the detailed, street-level maps directly on your device so you can use your navigation offline without having to rely on your mobile network.   No matter where you are, CoPilot will guide you with full-spoken, turn-by-turn directions along your route which is safer than having to wait for map data to update over a mobile network.

You can store maps onto your device but you don’t need them all at once. Once you’re licensed to a region, you can manage which area you need maps for and save some space on your device.

RELATED: Helpful Hint – Master Map Management

We take pride in bringing you the best routing and maps that any navigation app can offer. For more tips on mapping, routing and our features please visit our website.

Safe Travels