Size Matters: Customize Your RV Routing

We all know that one size doesn’t fit all. That’s why CoPilot RV safely calculates your route based on your RV’s dimensions so you only drive on roads suitable for your RV size and class.

Here’s how to set up your customized RV routing profile:

  1. In the main menu, tap Route > Vehicle Routing Profiles
  2. Select RV as your vehicle type, tap View/Edit
  3. Choose RV Dimensions
  4. You can select from a list of industry standard RV dimensions or use the ‘Custom size restrictions’ option to enter the Max Height, Max Width, RV Length and Total Weight of your RV.
  5. Almost done, just enter a name for your RV profile and save it.

You’re all set. CoPilot RV is ready to take you on your next adventure.

A size too small? Then spring to bigger and better. Did you hear that we increased the maximum RV dimensions in our last update? We changed these to cater for drivers of larger RVs, these can now be set as follows:

  • Max. height 14ft, max. width 102in, RV length 48ft, max. weight 60,000lbs

Get the latest update from the App Store today. Android app update to follow.

How to in-app upgrade?

We’d like to make it easy for you to navigate with CoPilot and get all the features you need on the road. You downloaded CoPilot GPS and you want to continue using the app after your trial has expired? Or you planned a road trip in Europe and are looking for the right maps? Perhaps your traffic service has expired and you’d like to purchase another 12 months so you can avoid traffic when you commute. Here is how you can get all the handy navigation features you need in CoPilot via in-app purchase (= feature you can buy directly in the app):

How to upgrade to full 3D voice-guided navigation in CoPilot GPS?

From your driving screen, go to the Main Menu > Store and tap on Unlimited Premium Voice-Guided Navigation. You will then be asked to sign in with your Apple ID/Touch ID/Google ID. Make sure that your payment information is correctly set up in iTunes or Google Play. Once you confirm the purchase, you will see a green checkmark  next

to the feature. Now you’re all set to navigate with 3D maps, automatic re-routing and voice guidance.

 

How to buy additional maps?

From your driving screen, go to the Main Menu > Store and scroll to the MAPS section. Here you can see a choice of map upgrades available. Tap on the additional map you’d like to buy and you will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID/Touch ID/Google ID. Make sure that your payment information is correctly set up in iTunes or Google Play. Once you confirm the purchase, you will see a green checkmark  next to the feature. Now it’s time to discover new places!

How to buy/extend Active Traffic?

From your driving screen, go to the Main Menu > Store and tap on ActiveTrafficTo purchase 1 year of ActiveTraffic, you will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID/Touch ID/Google ID. Make sure that your payment information is correctly set up in iTunes or Google Play. Once you confirm the purchase, you will see a green checkmark  next to the feature. Say goodbye to traffic jams!

Notes: CoPilot GPS customers will have to purchase the Unlimited 3D Voice-Guided Navigation upgrade before being able to purchase any additional maps and/or ActiveTraffic. Some apps may not have all in-app upgrades available. Please check directly in your app/appstore for current pricing. To find our more about licenses, please visit our help center >

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.

How ActiveTraffic Can Save Your Time and Money

One of CoPilot’s “must-haves” is our ActiveTraffic service, which gives you the ability to battle traffic head on and find the fastest, most optimal route no matter how congested the roads are. Not being stuck in traffic means you’ll save time AND gas– great for your wallet as well as personal life. Whether commuting to work, running an errand or on a weekend getaway, you’ll appreciate a stress free trip with a lot less time spent on the road and more time spent at your destination.

ActiveTraffic provides you with a traffic bar on your screen to show the traffic along your route in a way that you can understand. Plus, you’ve got the most accurate ETA with real-time information for your drive.

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Before you hit the road, make sure to check the traffic map by tapping on the traffic bar. The map will outline your route, show you the traffic nearby and display your current delay. If the route is looking too congested for your liking, just tap the Alternate Route option at the bottom of the screen. Incident reports let you know about detours, closed roads and other events as you drive.

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Get traffic alerts with a faster alternate route option if it’s available.

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Check traffic on your personal daily commute route with few taps when you wake up, and stop debating whether or not to hit snooze.

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How to get our great ActiveTraffic service?

If you are a new CoPilot app user, then you already have 12 months free of ActiveTraffic*. If you are a CoPilot GPS user, you’ll need to first upgrade to full navigation. Once you’ve upgraded, you can purchase a 12 month subscription of ActiveTraffic in the in-app store. To renew or activate your subscription or to purchase ActiveTraffic, go to Menu > Store > ActiveTraffic.

*Only available in certain countries. Please check the up-to-date country list here >

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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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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

Find out how to update here
New generation of CoPilot apps are available on iOS, coming soon for Android!

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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

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:


CoPilot Hacks Part #1

The sun is starting to shine and traveling season is upon us. Whether you’re planning a long trip or just a weekend getaway, make the most of your CoPilot navigation app this Summer with these ‘CoPilot Hacks’. And the best news is: If you don’t have a CoPilot app yet or if you want to upgrade in CoPilot GPS, you now get 20% off for a limited time only. Check out our offers here >

Download the CoPilot App That’s Right for You

Because we know that everyone is different and want you to have the best experience possible, you may have noticed that there are quite a few different versions of CoPilot on the app stores. Whether you’re traveling home or on vacation, you’re an RV or a truck driver, quickly compare the different benefits of each app and which application best suits your needs on our CoPilot Compare page >

Avoid Data Consumption

CoPilot’s high quality maps are offline, so they work perfectly without an internet connection. To avoid accidentally using up your mobile data when using CoPilot in spotty areas, make sure you’ve switched off your mobile data in your settings.

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Enjoy your travels without being constantly connected to the world for once. You’ll be able to fully enjoy that well-deserved break and save money at the same time.

Download Your Maps Before You Go

When you arrive in an airport you don’t want to hang around trying to find a WiFi spot or to use your cellular data. We recommend that you download all maps you may need before you leave. Use WiFi to download your maps in the quickest and most data-efficient way, and make sure you’re fully prepared for the road ahead before you leave.nmaps

Organize Your Favorites

If you’re regularly going to the same places or if you’re planning any trips in advance, make use of your favorites list – it can really save time and effort. You don’t want to be putting in the same address information all the time or spending your precious vacation time searching for destinations. One particularly helpful feature is setting your Home and Work addresses for easy commuting. Simply save, click and go!

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If you have any other clever CoPilot tips and tricks, please do share them with the community in the comments below.