ALK Unveils Smartphone SatNav Solution

ALK Technologies, which develops mobile navigation software, has announced the launch of its CoPilot Live v8 GPS navigation solution for Windows Mobile and Android Smartphones. ALK says this is the most powerful CoPilot yet, making turn-by-turn voice-guided satellite navigation technology more accessible, portable and affordable for owners of Windows Mobile and Android phones. It is also available in UK for iPhone 3G and 3Gs users.
Key features of CoPilot Live v8 include:

  • Clearer guidance at complex junctions, with lane indicator display, signpost information and realistic CoPilot ClearTurn display of motorway and major road intersections.
  • Enhanced guidance. v8s Turn-after-Turn display shows your next turn and the one after, while variable map zoom automatically adjusts the map display depending on your speed. CoPilot can also provide continuous guidance when you lose a GPS signal in a tunnel.
  • Speed limit indicator. This provides adjustable on-screen and audible warnings if you accidentally exceed the limit
  • 3D landmarks. Available as an option, this gives CoPilot customers photorealistic 3D images of the main landmarks in major cities, displayed on screen.
  • Walking mode turn-by-turn directions to find your way around a town or city on foot, with pedestrian-specific routing, an onscreen compass and directions along footpaths
  • Phone integration, allowing direct dialling to Points of Interest, location sending via text and photo navigation
  • Safety camera alerts, h free database updates
  • Live Local Search. This offers integrated access to location-specific Internet search to quickly find nearby products and services, for example a nearby coffee shop, business or a restaurant
  • Live Traffic information. High quality, constantly updated traffic information about your route, with automatic warnings and re-routing
  • Location-sharing – CoPilot LiveLink location-sharing allows you to view the location of your CoPilot friends onscreen or online, and share your location with them.

CoPilot Live v8 provides an unrivalled satellite navigation experience for Smartphone users, says Michael Kornhauser, Vice President and Managing Director of ALK Technologies CoPilot Division. With CoPilots sophisticated navigation features, useful Live services and affordable pricing, the gap between Smartphone navigation and dedicated systems has now been firmly closed.
CoPilot Live v8 is available immediately for purchase and download from 25.99 for unlimited use from and the Android Market. UK customers can also buy CoPilot Live v8 from the iPhone App Store, with support for additional countries coming soon. The application will also soon be available to buy on SD card or DVD installer from leading online retailers.