ALK Technologies launches CoPilot Live | Laptop 10

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ALK Technologies — a developer of GPS navigation, mileage, mapping and route guidance software — has launched version 10 of CoPilot Live for laptops and ultramobile PCs (UMPCs). ALK says the advanced GPS navigation system, with brilliant 3D map display, provides spoken turn-by-turn directions to any address in the United States or Canada, coast-to-coast.

“CoPilot Live benefits from 10 years of refinement and provides the most sophisticated laptop GPS solution currently available,” says Dan Titus, senior vice president of mobility solutions for Princeton, N.J.-based ALK Technologies. “This latest version includes significant map data updates, including over 6 million new points of interest. We also added several new user-suggested functions, including the ability to avoid an entire road throughout a state.”

For this release, ALK has integrated 6 million points of interest from InfoUSA with ALK’s own premium points of interest. Major map data enhancement work is included as a result of a nationwide effort to update ALK’s map data for new roads, addresses and updated ZIP codes. CoPilot Live | Laptop 10 also contains the same text-to-speech technology that pronounces complete road names: “In .5 miles turn left onto 1000 Herrontown Road.”

New to version 10 is ALK’s Software Development Kit (SDK) designed to enable the seamless integration of CoPilot Live with other mobile applications. CoPilot SDK is available as an add-on to the base product and is used primarily for business fleet integration needs. Other CoPilot Live | Laptop 10 new features, according to ALK, include:

  • Comprehensive street level maps of the United States and Canada;
  • More than 750,000 miles of updated roads;
  • More than 60,000 miles of new roads;
  • More than 100 million addresses;
  • More than 7 million miles of roadway in total;
  • More than 6 million new points of interest;
  • Hotels, motels and RV campgrounds;
  • Phone numbers now included;
  • Real-time traffic enabled nationwide;
  • Advanced detour option aids in routing around traffic congestion;
  • RV-specific routing (12-foot, 6-inch and new 13-foot height clearance options);
  • Automatic speech volume adjustments tied to vehicle speed; and
  • Toll road alerts.
  • For more information on CoPilot Live | Laptop 10 and other ALK GPS navigation solutions, go to www.alk.com.