Overview of CoPilot Live 8 - UK and Europe Software and Maps on MicroSD
Auto Express, June 2009 “BEST BUY: A long time favourite, CoPilot has smart, clear mapping and was easy to use.”
Smartphone Essentials, September 2009 - Editor’s Choice “The most complete satnav package for smartphones”
9 out of 10
When you are travelling to a location you are not familiar with you ant to be sure that your navigation software will get you there with ease. CoPilot Live v8 sets a new standard in mobile navigation. It is the most powerful CoPilot yet, bringing the latest navigation and mapping technology to your smartphone to make every journey easier.
With different modes, CoPilot is perfect whether you are in a car, on foot or in a motor home. CoPilot Live 8 lets you control your route. You can avoid certain roads; take the shortest or fastest route, you decide.
CoPilot Live 8 is suitable for Windows Mobile and Google Android mobile devices.
With CoPilot Live v8 you get all the features you would expect and those that were available in v7, including 7 digit post code search, planning preferences, turn by turn voice directions and more.
However CoPilot Live 8 has many new and improved features, including:
Clearer guidance at junctions - New 'Lane Indicator' shows you exactly which lane you need to be in whilst driving, using clearly defined arrows, while CoPilot ClearTurn provides a more realistic display of motorway exits and junctions and Real Signpost Information means that what you see on the screen matches what you see on the road.
Guidance in Tunnels - When you drive through a tunnel you are bound to loose GPS reception. In CoPilot Live v8, it continues to provide directions and update your estimated time of arrival, even when you lose a GPS signal.
Turn after Turn Indicator - Clear directions are important on the approach to a turn, but now in v8 CoPilot shows the next turn and the one after that too, ensuring you are more informed and aware of your route.
Speed Limit Alerts – Different roads have different speed limits and it is easy to miss the sign. With on-screen and audible warnings if you exceed the local limit CoPilot ensures you remain on course but at a safe speed!
New touch screen UI - New and improved menus and user interface have been designed to take advantage of the latest smartphone touchscreen technology. With 100% finger touch operation, flickable menus and fluid sliding maps there's certainly no need for a stylus.
Redesigned menu structure makes it easy to access the most common tasks, while a new on-screen quick launch button allows instant access to the main controls, such as portrait/landscape screen switching, mode of travel and driving view.
Brand Name POIs – Navigate to a familiar brand, including hotels, petrol stations, and more.
Full-featured walking mode - Pedestrian-specific routing, map display and directions along footpaths. An on-screen compass and a useful straight line indicator make sure that you'll always be heading in the right direction.
Photo Navigation - Navigate directly to a photograph! Use a geo-tagged photo and navigate to that location, all from within CoPilot.
Live Search - Search to find your favourite nearby brand, a local business, a nearby bistro or ... anything! Whatever you are looking for, just type it in and the integral connection to local Internet search will list matching results close by. Select the one you want, and CoPilot will guide you straight there. (Data connection required - Available in UK, USA, France, Spain, Italy only)
Weather - CoPilot Live will tell you the weather conditions on your route, at your destination or in your current location. You can also display up-to-date five day forecasts at the touch of a button. (A data connection is required on your device for this feature)
LiveLink Location sharing - Connect to your colleagues, clients, friends and family when you are on the move. You can even help your friends find you! CoPilot LiveLink is a free service which lets you see the location of friends, who also use CoPilot in real-time from your own CoPilot screen. Send an email invite to anyone allowing them to share your location live on an internet map, send you messages and even new stops, straight to your CoPilot.
CoPilot Central 2.0 – A free-to download PC software companion for CoPilot Live v8 which is designed to help you manage and maintain your CoPilot Live navigation software. Central 2.0 is the easiest way to check for software updates, buy additional maps and premium content like traffic, text to speech or 3D landmarks.
You can also use CoPilot Central 2.0 to import custom Points of Interest databases and import/export trips in industry standard KML file format for use with other applications such as Google Earth.
Other great features which are available for OPTIONAL purchase through CoPilot Central include:
3D Landmarks - Find the way more easily in selected major cities with photo-realistic 3D images of the main landmarks. It is an ideal way to get your bearings whether travelling in-car or on foot.
Fuel Prices - Running low on fuel? CoPilot Live will even guide you to the closest fuel station - or the cheapest - in the area.
Text to Speech – You get spoken instructions as standard but with premium text to speech, voices actually state the street and town names.
Voice Recognition – Live 8 can also provide you with hands free operation though optional CoPilot Command voice recognition. You can enter a destination, change the view and operate many other controls hands-free.
Live Traffic information - Constantly updated traffic information about your route via your phone's mobile Internet connection. Available across Europe and the USA, it scans your route for problems and can automatically calculate an alternative route if any are detected.
The maps for this UK and European package are supplied on a 2GB MicroSD memory card (Full SD adaptor supplied).
With so many features, why look at any other software solution?! GPS navigation really has been transformed with CoPilot Live 8.
Features of CoPilot Live 8 - UK and Europe Software and Maps on MicroSD
- Find an exact house number, street or full UK post code
- Improved Points of interest. Thousands of Points Of Interest such as restaurants and petrol stations included.
- My Places. Enables you to quickly navigate to commonly visited locations, including Home, Work, Favourites and Recent places
- Quick Stop. The easiest way to search for one of the most commonly used POI categories
- PhotoNav. Navigate directly to a geo-tagged photograph!
- Contact. Navigate to a contact in your address book just by selecting a name.
- Coordinates. Enter latitude-longitude coordinates or an Ordinance Survey Grid Reference for the ultimate in precision destination entry
- Improved Route preview.
- Improved User Interface. New intuitive menus, flickable lists and fluid, finger-touch sliding maps.
- Improved Hide CoPilot. Minimise CoPilot to make a phone call or access a different app at the touch of a button
- Automatic GPS setup automatically detects your device's built-in GPS receiver or configures an external receiver
- Portrait and Landscape display with automatic and manual switching
- Improved 2D and 3D map and POI displays
- New Turn after Turn Indicator - Map view shows the next turn and the one after, making driving more predictable
- Lane Indicator Display clearly shows which lane you need to take at junctions
- Real Signpost Information CoPilot's on-screen information matches real-life signs
- CoPilot ClearTurn Provides a realistic display of motorway exits and major junctions (landscape mode only)
- Guidance in Tunnels
- Speed Limit Alerts
- 3D Landmarks (premium option available through CoPilot Central)
- Day and Night Mode - manually or automatically switch between day and low-glare night map view
- Improved walking mode with footpath information in towns and cities, a custom map display and useful on-screen compass.
- Cycling. Satellite navigation on your bicycle, with voice directions and cycling-specific routes
- RV mode. CoPilot Live v8 can calculate routes better suited to larger vehicles
- Text to Speech (Premium Speech option available through CoPilot Central). CoPilot can provide detailed spoken turn instructions using the latest Text to Speech technology to pronounce full street names
- CoPilot Command (Premium Speech option available through CoPilot Central). Operate many of CoPilot's menus hands-free with CoPilot Command voice recognition
- Improved Safety camera alerts with FREE updates. CoPilot Live v8 has a pre-installed database of over 10,000 camera locations across Europe. As you approach a camera, CoPilot Live provides on screen and spoken warnings, The camera database is regularly updated and can be downloaded for free through CoPilot Central 2.0 desktop software.
- LiveLink Location sharing. A free to use service which lets you see the location of CoPilot friends real-time on your handset.
- Live Weather. Displays up-to-date, five day forecasts at the touch of a button
- Improved Live Traffic - optional service offers high quality, constantly updated traffic information about your route. Available across Europe and the USA
- Share location details. Send your current location to friends and family via SMS, MMS or email.
What's in the box of CoPilot Live 8 - UK and Europe Software and Maps on MicroSD
- 2GB MicroSD Card with European Maps Preinstalled SD Adaptor
- Product Key
- Quick Start Guide