ALK releases CoPilot Live 6 navigation software

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ALK Technologies has announced the worldwide availability of CoPilot Live 6, the latest generation of its CoPilot navigation software for mobile phones and Pocket PC PDAs.

ALK says that unlike dedicated satellite navigation products or built-in systems, CoPilot’s flexibly provides satellite navigation on a wide range of phones or PDAs, including support for Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 2003 and the latest wireless devices like the T-Mobile MDA Pro, Cingular Wireless Mobile Messenger (iPAQ 6515), Verizon Wireless Samsung i730, iMATE JAM and iMATE KJAM, and other soon-to-be-released devices.

A phone or PDA equipped with CoPilot Live 6 provides drivers with portable satellite navigation with turn-by-turn voice guidance, address entry choice, ZIP code and point-of-interest search, street maps and a finger-touch User Interface with large, user-friendly buttons. Route calculation speeds enable even complex trips to be worked out in seconds, according to ALK. CoPilot Live 6 is customizable to avoid or favor certain road types, set average road speeds, or to create driving profiles for use at different times of day such as rush hour, or when driving different vehicles.

CoPilot Live 6 customers will be able to receive live traffic notifications (where available) about route-specific incidents, enabling customers to avoid or ignore congestion ahead either automatically or manually, ALK says. Live traffic alerts will be offered in limited parts of the United States using GSM/GPRS.

CoPilot Live 6 incorporates ALK’s live tracking functionality — which can display driver locations in real-time on a secure website — at no additional charge and is ideal for individuals wanting friends or colleagues to monitor their progress when out on the road, or for businesses that want to take advantage of real-time location information to better communicate with and manage mobile workers. Customers can upgrade to multivehicle tracking and advanced reporting services for a nominal fee.

“CoPilot Live 6 sets a new worldwide standard for mobile navigation and for the safe delivery of relevant, real-time information to drivers,” said Dan Titus, vice president of ALK.

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