FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mary Kelly, Media Relations
ALK Technologies Launches CoPilot Live 11 for Laptops
Redesigned Address Entry, 2D and 3D Map Views, Plus Navigation Based Services including Real Time Traffic
March 6, 2008 – Princeton, NJ – ALK Technologies, Inc., the leading worldwide developer of GPS navigation, routing, mileage, and mapping software for businesses and consumers, today announced the launch of CoPilot Live 11, a full-featured trip-planning and GPS navigation system for your Windows® laptop. Copilot Live 11 with its redesigned step-by-step address entry, new clear and colorful 2D and 3D map views, navigation based services like real-time traffic, finding your way to your destination has never been easier or more convenient to use.
“CoPilot Live 11 converts your laptop into a full-featured GPS Navigation solution similar to factory-installed systems in high-end luxury vehicles,” said Dan Titus, Vice President – Business Development for ALK. “Plus, the Live component offers you advanced capabilities like Navigation Based Services (NBS), typically not found in dedicated personal navigation devices (PNDs) or in-vehicle GPS navigation systems.”
CoPilot Live core features include a choice of map views and a driver safety view so you can keep your eyes on the road, and not on the screen and simply rely on its voice guidance. User’s have the ability to enter up to 50 addresses and optimally route all for the most efficient trip. Multi-stop trips are calculated in seconds, and the instant detour feature will automatically generate a new route if you miss a turn. CoPilot will provide travelers with an updated estimated time of arrival (ETA) throughout the trip, along with the remaining distance to their destination.
CoPilot Live Laptop 11 New Features Include:
- RV routing with 12’6 & 13’ height clearance options, propane, scenic, quickest, shortest and toll avoidance
- Over 6 million new points-of-interest including phone numbers
- Clear spoken directions with street names
- Simplified user interface with large buttons and easy destination entry
- Customize the map color theme with a choice of familiar and fun styles
- Set and save the types of roads you want CoPilot Live to navigate
- Enter multiple destinations, mark waypoints, adjust routing options and preview your trip before you hit the road
Navigation Based Services offered through CoPilot Live include real-time traffic, premium points-of-interest, 2-way messaging, and personalized tracking invitation services. Additional premium Navigation Based Services will be added throughout the year.
CoPilot Live 11 also features updated ALK Premium Map Data including highways, highway exits, streets, addresses and points-of-interest. ALK’s Premium Map Data includes over 7 million miles of roadway throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico and over 125 million addresses nationwide in the United States. CoPilot Live supports destination entry by address, ZIP code, POI, Latitude Longitude, and by directly picking a location on the map itself.
For more information on CoPilot Live Laptop 11 and other ALK GPS navigation solutions, visit: www.CoPilotGPS.com.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies has been developing innovative mobile navigation and transportation technology solutions since 1979. Our award-winning CoPilot® GPS software is increasingly being adopted as the navigation choice for mobile operators, hardware OEMs and systems integrators globally, while our PC*MILER™ routing and mapping fleet solutions are used by over 23,000 transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide. Find out more about ALK at www.alk.com or www.alk.eu.com.
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