Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Instead of the typical flowers and breakfast in bed routine, why not try a technology themed gift for Mom this year? The National Retail Federation predicts that 13% of Americans will buy electronics for the holiday this year, up from 9% last year. Technology is a popular route because it makes our lives easier and we all know our busy Moms can benefit from anything that makes their lives easier.
If your Mom already has a smartphone, a CoPilot Live navigation app makes a great gift and provides an easy, stress-free driving experience at an affordable price. If she doesn’t have a smartphone, perhaps you and your family members can chip in and give her a much needed technology update!
We all know CoPilot Live is a great app to get you from Point A to Point B. But being a mother is a full-time job and her days can range from one extreme to another. Here are a couple examples of how CoPilot Live can help Mom with her daily tasks:
For the Mom with multiple children: Multi-stop route optimization
One kid has soccer practice; another has ballet, and let’s not forget to pick up Dad’s dry cleaning! Days like these can lead to you driving all over town and end up taking up your whole day. By adding each stop before you set off, CoPilot Live will reorder all your stops to create the most efficient trip route and ensure Mom isn’t going out of her way.
- To use this feature, go to: MENU> Plan or Edit Trip> Add Stop (you can add up to 50) > Options> Optimize Stops> Tap GO
For the rush-hour Mom: ActiveTraffic™ with accurate ETAs
Our ActiveTraffic feature is perfect for when Mom is running late, stuck in traffic and expected to be somewhere. CoPilot Live will always find the fastest route through bumper to bumper traffic. Although sometimes getting around the traffic isn’t possible and being late is inevitable. With ActiveTraffic, you’ll always see a realistic ETA that is based on actual traffic conditions at that exact moment. So Mom has an accurate estimated time of arrival and can call ahead and let the party know what time to expect her.
- To use ActiveTraffic, go to: MENU> Live Services> ActiveTraffic
- Learn more about how to use ActiveTraffic here: Copilot Live Blog-Active Traffic
For the family vacation Mom: POIs & Alternate modes of transportation
For those big family road trips that Mom loves to plan, CoPilot Live can help keep it organized and seamless. Moms can plan a trip for the expected stops, but there will always be those times when Mom is driving in an unfamiliar area and someone is screaming they’re hungry and the other needs to go to the bathroom. With millions of Points of Interest easily accessible within the app, she can quickly find the closest rest stop before wanting to pull her hair out! If this year’s vacation includes any walking, biking or even RV driving, CoPilot Live conveniently offers navigation for all 3 alternate modes of travel from within the same app.
- To access nearby POIs, go to: MENU> Quick Stop> Select a Category> Choose from the list of POIs > Tap GO
- To change your mode of transportation, go to: MENU> Settings> Routing
Hope CoPilot Live brings enjoyment to your Mom, have a wonderful Mother’s Day!!