ALK releases new CoPilot Truck navigation

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ALK Technologies, provider of mobile navigation software, announced a new version of its CoPilot Truck GPS navigation app for professional drivers. The new version brings the latest truck-specific, turn-by-turn guidance and routing technology to iPhones, iPads, Android-powered devices, laptops and Windows Mobile rugged devices, the company says.

When the new version of CoPilot Truck is used with ALK’s RouteSync, fleets can combine drag-and-drop route adjustment with PC Miler routing and mileage software used for billing and payroll, said Michael Kornhauser, senior vice president of Enterprise Solutions, ALK Technologies. “It’s a uniquely powerful mobile navigation solution that offers the crucial link between the planned route in the back office and the navigated route in the cab.”

A fully on-board navigation solution, CoPilot Truck stores detailed ALK Maps of North America on-board the smartphone or tablet, so drivers can navigate without using a mobile data plan or when not in cell coverage. Using customizable vehicle dimensions for height, length, weight/axle weight, drivers can calculate the optimal truck route that is both safe and legal, to avoid fines and vehicle damage.

The app features a redesigned user interface that puts all the navigation and driving features a driver needs at their fingertips, when they need them, the company says.

New features in this version include:
• RouteSync functionality for in-vehicle consistency with PC Miler routing and mileage used for dispatch, billing, driver payroll, fuel tax reporting, rating, costing and other core management applications
• Alternate Routes: CoPilot Truck provides a choice of up to 3 alternate routes to a destination
• The latest street-level ALK Maps of North America stored on-board the device for offline use
• Major Roads Preview: A list of only the highways and interstates of the planned route for quick verification
• Ability to launch CoPilot Truck from within other iOS or Android apps on a device and provide navigation to a destination