Today’s tip comes courtesy of our US Marketing Manager, Devon Valenti. Recently I was helping my mother-in-law enter a destination on her PND (if she had a smartphone she would surely be using CoPilot Live!) and I became frustrated when I couldn’t preview the route. I wanted to check to make sure it was sending her the best way possible as I knew the roads around this particular area.
I also knew of a road that was recently shut down so I wanted to make sure it didn’t send her down it. But I couldn’t preview the route anywhere. So I crossed my fingers and set her off blindly following her GPS!
One of the wonderful but often overlooked features of CoPilot Live is the ability to preview your entire route before it begins. There are a couple ways you can do this:
Itinerary View: My personal favorite. Itinerary view shows every single direction in a written list, including the direction of the turn and even the distance to each turn. You can quickly see how long you’ll be on certain roads and know exactly what roads you’ll be traveling on. To select Itinerary View, go to MENU > Driving Views > Itinerary View or simply tap the Shortcut Button on the map (looks like a wrench) and select Itinerary View. See image below.
Route Preview: The Route Preview feature gives you 3 different options for previewing your route.
To access Route Preview, after you’ve entered your destination, go to: MENU > Plan or Edit Trip > Show Route > Preview You will see 3 options for previewing the route:
1. Route Demo: Shows your route as if you were driving. In Route Demo you can rewind, fast forward, pause, speed up or slow down the demo to view particular areas of the route.
2. Turn Maps: Displays a visual map of each turn along your route.
3. Turn List: Displays a written list of each turn along your route with the direction of the turn and distance to the turn. If you have any additional questions about how to preview your route, just ask!