ALK Technologies announces CoPilot Live 9 mobile navigation platform
Next generation GPS navigation apps for smartphones and tablets will feature an interactive user nterface, cutting-edge routing technology and seamless access to hyperlocal online content
Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, February 14, 2011 – ALK Technologies, one of the world’s leading providers of mobile navigation solutions, today announced CoPilot® Live™ 9, the company’s next generation GPS navigation platform for smartphones and tablet devices.
Featuring an all-new interactive user interface, cutting-edge routing technology and seamless access to useful local online content, CoPilot Live 9 provides intuitive and precise GPS navigation in-car or on foot.
“CoPilot Live 9 combines sophisticated navigation technology with breakthrough design simplicity” says Michael Kornhauser, Managing Director of ALK Technologies. “It makes all the features you need available, when you need them, to get you to your destination by the best possible route.”
Key innovations available with the CoPilot Live 9 navigation platform include:
Optimal Routes™: CoPilot Live 9 finds the best way to any destination with a choice of up to 3 routes including journey time and mileage details. It’s easy to manipulate your route by simply dragging the route or a destination flag to a preferred street or location.
Intuitive and Interactive User Interface: CoPilot Live 9 puts advanced navigation features right at your finger tips. You can tap anywhere on any map within the app to navigate there, discover more information or share it with friends. Context-sensitive menus provide access to the features you need, when you need them.
Enhanced Live Services: CoPilot Live 9 combines the reliability of on-board maps, stored locally on the mobile, with seamless access to useful real-time online content. ActiveTraffic™ uses live traffic flow information to intelligently calculate the fastest route available and automatically avoid delays. Fully integrated Bing™ local internet search makes it easy to find all the nearby businesses and services you need.
Social navigation: CoPilot Live 9 makes it easy to share journey details with friends through Facebook Places check-ins and in-app Twitter updates. It can also provide access to location-specific information from Wikipedia and NAVTEQ LocationPoint™ hyperlocal retailer offers.
Superior guidance: On the road, CoPilot Live 9’s sleek dashboard-style map display provides clear, non-distracting directions. There’s a choice of 3D, 2D and Directions-only guidance views, while Lane Assist arrows and realistic ClearTurn™ display make navigating complex junctions effortless. An all-new walking mode makes it easy to find the way around a city on-foot.
- Park my Car: to save the exact location of your car and easily find it later
- Trip Statistics: an in-app view of mileage, fuel consumption and other useful information about your previous journeys
- Door to door trip planning: Enter up to 50 stops and optimise the itinerary
- Photo Navigation: drive to a geotagged picture taken by your smartphone
- Copy/paste a destination into the address entry screen
- Enhanced map features with clearly labelled parks, rivers and lakes as well as country-specific road colours
- Detour feature: immediately find the best way around unexpected delay
- Millions of points of interest (POI) pre-loaded
- Live Weather information
- Live Fuel Prices (premium option)
- In-app news and updates to keep you informed about improvements
- Hints and tips: Context sensitive help is available throughout the app
Visitors to Mobile World Congress 2011 can experience CoPilot Live 9 running on a variety of Android smartphones, tablets and iOS devices at App Planet in Hall 7, Stand 7C80
GPS Navigation apps based on CoPilot Live 9 platform will be available in Q2 2011 through Android Market and iTunes App Store.
The CoPilot Live 9 navigation platform is also available as a white label solution that allows brands to launch fully-customised GPS navigation apps.
For more information, please visit www.copilotlive.com/mwc