ALK Technologies has launched the CoPilot Truck GPS mobile navigation app for Android-based smartphones and tablets. It is available as a free download for 14 days on the Google Play Store.
The app uses PC-MILER routing to calculate an optimal route based on vehicle size, class and load, including hazardous materials, to ensure safe and compliant operation. A trip optimization feature incorporates up to 50 stops, to determine the best order. It comes with millions of offline points of interest, including truck services, rest areas and diesel fuel stations. Maps are stored directly on the phone or tablet, eliminating the need for mobile internet access. Other features include a directions-only guidance view and motion lock, the ability to dray any route to customize the desired trip itinerary, and lane guidance with real road signage.