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Mary Kelly, Media Relations
ALK Technologies Unveils New Version of CoPilot® Truck™ GPS Navigation App for Smartphones and Tablets
Adds enhanced in-cab navigation features, updated PC*MILER® routing and RouteSync™
for operational consistency with the back-office
Louisville, KY – March 22, 2012—ALK Technologies, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile navigation software, today announced a new version of CoPilot Truck, the leading truck-specific GPS navigation app for professional drivers. This new version brings the latest truck-specific, turn-by-turn guidance and routing technology to iPhones, iPads, Android-powered devices, laptops and Windows Mobile rugged devices.
Demonstrations of the CoPilot Truck app running on a variety of mobile devices are available this week at the CoPilot Truck booth #72149 at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY.
“Our new version of CoPilot Truck with RouteSync™ combines cutting-edge navigation features like drag and drop route adjustment with the industry standard PC*MILER routing that professional drivers are billed on,” said Michael Kornhauser, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies. “It’s a uniquely powerful mobile navigation solution that offers the crucial link between the planned route in the back office and the navigated route in the cab.”
A fully on-board navigation solution, CoPilot Truck stores detailed ALK Maps™ of North America on-board the smartphone or tablet, so drivers can navigate stress-free without burning through their mobile data plan or becoming stranded without maps if they lose cell coverage. Using customizable vehicle dimensions for height, length, weight/axel weight, drivers can calculate the optimal truck route that is both safe and legal, to avoid costly fines and vehicle damage. The app features a redesigned, driver-friendly user interface that puts all the navigation and driving features a driver needs right at their fingertips, when they need them.
New features in this version:
- RouteSync™ functionality for in-vehicle consistency with industry standard PC*MILER routing and mileage used for dispatch, billing, driver payroll, fuel tax reporting, rating, costing and other core management applications
- Alternate Routes: CoPilot Truck provides a choice of up to 3 alternate routes to a destination
- Ability to drag the route to fully customize the exact route a driver wants to take
- Updated PC*MILER routing and truck-specific attributes
- The latest street-level ALK Maps™ of North America stored on-board the device for offline use
- Major Roads Preview: A list of only the highways and interstates of the planned route for quick verification
- Ability to launch CoPilot Truck from within other iOS or Android apps on your device and provide navigation to a destination
The new version of CoPilot Truck will be available to purchase for the price of $149.99 through the iTunes App Store, Google Play and at www.copilotlive.com/truck in mid-April 2012. Subscriptions for
12 months are available for the ActiveTraffic™ service for $9.99 and Live Fuel Prices service for $4.99. CoPilot Truck v8 customers will be able to upgrade to the new version via a free update.
For truck fleets interested in deploying CoPilot Truck navigation, please contact our business development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information is available at www.copilotlive.com/truck.
About ALK Technologies, Inc.
ALK Technologies, a global leader in geo-logistics and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot Live, the GPS navigation software of choice for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK’s PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard and is depended on by transportation, logistics and manufacturing companies worldwide.
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