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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: CoPilot Live HD heads to iPad 3G Reply with quote

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 mroe information visit ALK's web site at www.alk.com/copilot/ipad.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice, but the I guess we would still get the prehistoric maps though.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

surely us couldn't / shouldn't use this in your car the iPad is for to big
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:35 pm    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: 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.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:19 am    Post subject: 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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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for missing this, but i drive a lorry and i want an I Pad.
If i buy a 3g can i use the gps without a 3g contract ?
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Sorry for missing this, but i drive a lorry and i want an I Pad.
If i buy a 3g can i use the gps without a 3g contract ?

Yes, you can either choose a provider at prurchase or buy it with no contract at all. All providers have contract and PAYG data plans available and you can take these up at a later date if you wish.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that information. It was only today that i was saying i would really like the I Pad with a GPS built in. Sounds like Christmas may come early to Gaz
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