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ALK Technologies releases CoPilot Live Truck for iPhone


Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Available immediately to download from the iTunes App Store, the new app makes truck-specific GPS navigation more portable and more affordable than dedicated navigation devices. (Courtesy: ALK TECHNOLOGIES)
Available immediately to download from the iTunes App Store, the new app makes truck-specific GPS navigation more portable and more affordable than dedicated navigation devices. (Courtesy: ALK TECHNOLOGIES)

PHOENIX —  ALK Technologies Tuesday announced the release of CoPilot Live Truck for iPhone, the first voice-guided GPS navigation app designed specifically for professional truck drivers.

The announcement came during the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition under way here.

Available immediately to download from the iTunes App Store, the new app makes truck-specific GPS navigation more portable and more affordable than dedicated navigation devices, ALK officials said.

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Unlike consumer navigation apps, CoPilot Live Truck provides safe and reliable routes on truck-legal roads throughout North America, the company said in a news release.

Based on driver and vehicle profiles, CoPilot Live Truck automatically calculates routes taking into account vehicle size, weight, width and load type to avoid commercial truck restrictions.

Truck-specific capabilities include:

• Avoids low bridge clearances and weight/height/width-restricted roads.

• Avoids HazMat or flammable materials-restricted roads as appropriate.

• Commercial truck routing options include  practical, shortest, 53-foot/102-inch trailer or twins.

• National network and toll avoidance.

• Ability to create custom trip, vehicle and driver profiles.

• Truck-specific POIs including weigh stations, CAT scales, rest areas, truck stops and truck service facilities

• Generate state mileage logs  to provide an accurate record for billing and tax calculation.

Based on the CoPilot Live GPS navigation apps, the new application features ALK Digital Maps of the U.S. and Canada enhanced with industry standard PC*MILER truck-specific routing attributes.

All maps are stored directly on the iPhone, eliminating the need for large map downloads each trip.  Drivers do not need to rely on a mobile internet connection for navigation.

CoPilot Live Truck is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store immediately for a one-time cost of $149.99. It is compatible with iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G, as well as iPad 3G.

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