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CoPilot Live HD heads to iPad 3G



Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 30 Apr 2010

pocketgpsworld.comALK Technologies have today annouced that their CoPilot's Live HD navigation application, specifically created for, and designed to take advantage of the Apple iPad 3G's screen real estate, has been approved.

For those who weren't aware, only the 3G variants of the iPad are equipped with a GPS receiver.

There has been some debate about the suitability of the iPad as an in-car navigation device but if we set aside the concerns for a moment it is clear to see how well this would work in large trucks, motorhomes etc where space in the cab is less restricted.

ALK are the first company to produce a dedicated iPad solution but there will doubtless be many more to come. Taking full advantage of the large screen and operable in both portrait and landscape modes, Live HD offers all the features you'd expect including pinch to zoom and 2D/3D modes.

Available only in the US at present, in-line with iPad 3G availability, CoPilot Live HD is available in the US iTunes Apstore and costs $29.99.

For more information visit ALK's web site at www.alk.com/copilot/ipad.

 

CoPilot LiveHD Landscape CoPilot LiveHD Portrait

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Comments
Posted by darrengsaw on Fri Apr 30, 2010 12:28 pm Reply with quote

Looks nice, but the I guess we would still get the prehistoric maps though.


 
Posted by Darren on Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:19 pm Reply with quote

darrengsaw Wrote:
Looks nice, but the I guess we would still get the prehistoric maps though.

Prehistoric? In what sense? I know ALK US use their own map data but over here it's Navteq?


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Posted by zebsogo on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:19 pm Reply with quote

surely us couldn't / shouldn't use this in your car the iPad is for to big


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Posted by Darren on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:22 pm Reply with quote

Probably not practical for use in our smaller European cars certainly but for larger trucks, delivery vans, coaches, motorhomes etc it would work.


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Posted by NickG on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:35 pm Reply with quote

Still too small - I'll wait for the version that draws the green arrow directly on the road using a laser mounted behind the radiator grille Very Happy


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Posted by zebsogo on Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:06 pm Reply with quote

NickG Wrote:
Still too small - I'll wait for the version that draws the green arrow directly on the road using a laser mounted behind the radiator grille Very Happy


Hahaha very funny


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Posted by darrengsaw on Sat May 01, 2010 2:59 pm Reply with quote

They don't seem to update their maps on a very regular basis from what i've seen.

I think they only update once a year, when I used it on a friends phone there were several key changes not implemented, including a junction on the A1 that was changed well over a year ago that other navteq equipped devices had covered some time ago.


 
Posted by portman on Sun May 02, 2010 6:44 am Reply with quote

I just think its a shame you have to have a contract to get a Ipad with a GPS in...


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Posted by Darren on Sun May 02, 2010 9:24 am Reply with quote

portman Wrote:
I just think its a shame you have to have a contract to get a Ipad with a GPS in...

You don't! The iPad is sold contract free (even the 3G ones). You can choose to take up a service contract for data or you can choose not to.


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Posted by portman on Sun May 02, 2010 10:19 am Reply with quote

Oh ok, it was the way they added data plans on the Apple website i thought you had to buy a contract like they did with the Iphone originally.


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Posted by Darren on Sun May 02, 2010 10:31 am Reply with quote

portman Wrote:
Oh ok, it was the way they added data plans on the Apple website i thought you had to buy a contract like they did with the Iphone originally.

Nope, you get to choose your own provider. How this will happen in the UK where we have multiple options is not yet clear, presumably you sign-up and get a SIM sent to you.

But Apple made it clear that it is contract free at point of sale.


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