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Mary Kelly, Media Relations
CoPilot Live Adds Exclusive Features for London Games
Smartphone GPS app adds venue locations and alerts about road restrictions to help fans navigate London easily and affordably.
Princeton, NJ – July 26, 2012 – CoPilot Live, the popular GPS navigation app for smartphones and tablets, has added new features to help sports fans find their way around London this summer.
The European and UK versions of the CoPilot Live Premium app help users avoid congestion in central London caused by the temporary Olympic Route Network (ORN). This series of VIP lanes and road closures is designed to allow athletes and other members of the Olympic family to avoid traffic delays. However the ORN is already causing disruption on many of London’s busiest roads. CoPilot Live will provide an on-screen warning if your route includes part of the ORN, and uses real-time traffic flow information to calculate the fastest route to your destination.
Users can also easily navigate to any of the sports events on foot or in-car thanks to a special category of pre-installed games venue locations.
With on-board maps of the UK stored directly on the phone or tablet, CoPilot Live can help traveling fans save upwards of $200 by using the app for their GPS navigation needs. These savings come from CoPilot’s ability to provide GPS directions without international data roaming fees ($65) and by avoiding the need for a rental GPS unit ($130/two weeks).
“This is the perfect app for anyone traveling to London to cheer on the world’s best athletes,” says David Quin, Head of Consumer Applications at ALK Technologies, the developer of CoPilot Live. “Not only will it save you time by avoiding the infamous London traffic, but also money on an expensive GPS rental or international mobile roaming fees.”
These features are available immediately on Google Play and coming soon to iTunes. CoPilot Live Premium UK is available on iTunes and Google Play for $24.99 for lifetime navigation use. For those planning to explore more widely, a version with Europe maps is available for $42.99.
More information is available at copilotlive.com, facebook.com/copilotliveusa, and twitter.com/copilotlive_us.
About ALK Technologies
ALK Technologies, a global leader in GeoLogistics™ 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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