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Discover Incredible India with CoPilot


Travel from the glorious heights of the Himalayas, to the wonders of the Taj Mahal, desert sands in Jaisalmer, palmed beaches in Goa and the panoramic backwaters in Kerala for an unforgettable experience in India.

Escape the cold winter for a sunny, exotic holiday in India. Travel further and spend less with 50% off Map of India in-app upgrades in CoPilot GPS until 4th November 2016. 

Let us take you on a tour:

  • Best time to visit: Peak travel season is between October to March
  • Transport: Jump in an auto-rickshaw for short trips. Book a car with your very own driver for longer journeys across states. Else, you can hire a motorbike or moped to explore like a local with CoPilot. Or just have some fun and ride an elephant! However you travel, let CoPilot guide you (& your driver) everywhere you go
  • Horn please: Drivers of any vehicle love to honk their horn, you’ll hear all kinds of different sounds so be sure to beep when you need to alert other drivers
  • Currency: The Indian Rupee (Rs) is only available on arrival so easily find your nearest ATM, bank and other points of interest with CoPilot
  • Language: Finding your way around can be a challenge, with street signs often not visible or in Hindi/state language, so find landmarks and let CoPilot show you the way in your own language

For Adventure Seekers

Manali, Himachal Pradesh – Mother Nature’s Glory

Surrounded by high peaks, fresh rivers and steep forested hillsides, Manali’s landscape draws in  adventurers searching for cool air and snowy mountains.

  • Good for: Nature, trekking, climbing, skiing, rafting and honeymoon
  • Things to do: Rejuvenate in hot water springs and baths, spot the wildlife, explore the old Manali and enjoy the laid back vibe in cafes.


For Travellers

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand – The Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and on the banks of the River Ganges with surrounding lush green forests. It’s known as the birthplace of yoga and has been a magnet for spiritual seekers ever since the Beatles rocked up in the town during the late ‘60s.  

  • Good for: Nature, yoga, meditation, white-water rafting
  • Things to do: Explore around Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula bridges, visit ancient temples, shop for ethnic arts and handicrafts and bathe in the Ganges at Triveni Ghat.

For Historical Monuments

Agra, Uttar Pradesh – A Point on the Tourist Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a circuit through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur covering the three most visited cities in the north-west of India.

  • Good for: History, architecture, romance
  • Things to do: Agra attracts tourists from around the world to catch a once in a lifetime glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal. Architectural marvels also include the Agra Fort and moghul empire tombs. Also, shop for handicrafts at bustling bazaars.


For City Life

Mumbai, Maharashtra – The City of Dreams

Visit the wonderful, diverse and cosmopolitan city of Mumbai. 

  • Mumbai is the country’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicentre, heart of the bollywood film industry plus a hub for shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
  • Good for: history, architecture, shopping, nightlife, spotting celebrities, street food
  • Things to do: Mumbai’s chief “sight” is enjoying it’s street life. You can also wander along the boulevard at Marine Drive, see the arch of triumph Gateway of India monument , feel the sand between your toes at the popular Juhu Beach, spot the wildlife at Sanjay Gandhi National Park, shop for the trendiest clothes in Fashion street, Colaba or Bandra district, then end the night partying with the stars at Enigma nightclub.
  • Nearby places: Visit the spectacular ancient art sculptures and paintings of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


For Couples

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan – The Golden City

Jaisalmer is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and gets its name of the golden city from the golden honey coloured sandstone used for construction of the buildings.

  • Good for: Nature, history, architecture
  • Things to do: Stay in the Jaisalmer Fort, climb on a camel on a desert safari adventure, watch the sunset on sand dunes or take in the sights of the spectacular havelis.


For Beach Lovers

Goa, Maharashtra – Exotic Beaches

Tucked away into India’s west coast, Goa offers a unique blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures with idyllic turquoise waters and white sandy beaches fringed with coconut palms.

  • Good for: Beaches, nature, nightlife, carnivals and new year’s celebrations
  • Best beaches: Popular long sandy beaches in the north are Arambol, Baga, Calangute and Candolim. More quiet beaches in the South incl Agonda, Palolem, Patnem and Varca beaches.
  • Things to do: Relax on the beach, take a tour of a spice plantation, see the impressive sights of Dudhsagar Waterfall, go island hopping by boat, explore the stunning cathedrals in Old Goa, stroll down the picturesque streets of the old portuguese quarter of Panjim, shop for handicrafts, jewellery and clothing at Anjuna’s famous flea market (every Wednesday) or dance the night away on the clubbing strip or beach shacks in Baga Beach.


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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 crowded the roads are. Not being stuck in traffic means you’ll save time AND petrol – 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.


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.


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


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


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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Unlock CoPilot’s Next Generation App Features – Part 2

Welcome back to the best features of CoPilot’s new app version 10! Here is part 2 of our blog series, you can find part 1 here >. Find out about optimising stops, saving favourites and much more:

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.


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.


Optimise 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 “Optimise Stops” and decide if you want to include the final destination. CoPilot will then calculate the most efficient route through your stops.

If you want to change the order of your stops, go to the planning menu PLAN 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.


Add to favourites

Quickly add your preferred rest stop, petrol station, parking, etc. as a favourite by tapping on the empty star symbol on top of the screen and name the place. If you have added a place as a favourite 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.


The new generation of CoPilot apps are available on iOS. The update will be available for CoPilot GPS iOS and on Android soon.

PS: Thanks for all the feedback on the new generation of CoPilot apps. Please keep letting us know how we can further improve so we can give you the very best navigation experience:  

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Unlock CoPilot’s Next Generation App Features – Part 1

Unlock CoPilot’s Next Generation v10 App Features. Find out the best tips & tricks to plan the perfect route, beat traffic and much more:

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 colour-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.

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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.


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.


Customise your speed limit and safety camera warnings

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


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, caravan/motorhome, motorcycle, bicycle and walking mode.


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

The new generation of CoPilot apps are available on iOS. The update will be available for CoPilot GPS iOS and on Android soon.

PS: Thanks for all the feedback on the new generation of CoPilot apps. Please keep letting us know how we can further improve so we can give you the very best navigation experience:  

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Meet Your All New CoPilot – iOS App Update


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.


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 & safety camera alerts.  Know immediately if you stray over the local limit or you’re on the approach to a camera

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

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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 pub, in a public viewing area 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. For more information on schedules and venues, visit

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New POI Category: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Good news for users in Europe: If you have updated CoPilot and then downloaded the European map update, you now have access to a new additional POI (Point of Interest) category: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

According to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association), there was a 6.4% plus in registrations for alternative fuel vehicles in the EU in the first quarter of 2016 in comparison to last year. There is clearly a trend towards cost-saving and more environmentally-friendly cars. If you already drive an electric car, CoPilot now includes POIs in Europe for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations. Here is how you can find them:

1) Go to Points of Interest
2) Select More Categories
3) Scroll to Electric Vehicle Charging Station

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These POIs are stored offline together with your maps, so you don’t need a data connection to find your way around.

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Map out the road ahead with a new map update

EURmaps_FeatureGraphicTake the sunny road to a beautiful beach, park or festival with the latest maps for your CoPilot – bringing over 217,000 (!) miles of roads and 190,000 new POIs across Europe. As we all know, maps are at the heart of any sat-nav system, and keeping them up-to-date is important. This is why we are happy to say we are offering our CoPilot users a free European map update* to ensure everyone has reliable offline maps wherever they are heading to this summer. How to get the most up-to-date maps >

Photo 10-12-2014 1 52 47 pmHigh quality maps

To make sure our maps are the highest standard, in Europe we use premium quality maps from HERE, as used by most leading sat-nav systems. 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 Europe, you can manage which regions/countries e/g UK & Ireland you need maps for and save a lot of space on your device. Learn how to manage your maps>

Enjoy your drive

Offline maps are important because they provide the driver peace of mind – with no data costs to you at home and no data roaming abroad. 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.  So whether you are driving in the Alps without mobile network coverage or have disabled data roaming in Spain, you can relax and simply enjoy driving: CoPilot will guide you offline with full-spoken, turn-by-turn directions along your route.

Enjoy your destination

But wait, it doesn’t stop there! CoPilot apps have thousands of offline points of interest from hotels, restaurants and attractions to car parks, petrol stations and car hire, so you can explore the destination without data roaming.

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

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

Safe Travels!

 *The latest maps are available for your licensed region only. Map update currently available on iOS for CoPilot Europe, CoPilot Western Europe and CoPilot GPS and on Android for all European apps. Map update for iOS single region apps (CoPilot UK&IRE, CoPilot DACH,…) coming soon.

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Driving in Brazil

Get ready for the highlight of this year’s Summer of Sport: The 2016 Olympics in Rio. Prepare for your drive in Brazil. Here is our guide:

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