co-pilot live UK now has premium services

pauliphone

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Nov 27, 2008
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Just downloaded the update for co-pilot live, it now has an option in the menu for 'co-pilot store' where you can purchase traffic info for £19.99 for 12 mths and also text to speech for £2.99.

Just bought the live traffic, but haven't tried it yet...
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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Let us know how you get on with it. I guess if you wanted all the features say Navigon has, the price difference isn't that much now!

Anyone know where the traffic data comes from and is Google used for the live search?
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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Just seen also that where its £19.99 in the UK, its $19.99 in the US so they are getting the same thing for around £12! What a rip off!
 

JAWWC

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Jun 1, 2008
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Bought the TTS this morning, went on a journey and it didn't say a single street name! Anyone else bought this yet?
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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If its like the other apps with a TTS option, you need to change the voice. Hopefully you should have a new voice which is somehow 'computer' generated?
 

Aurial

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Sep 13, 2008
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If its like the other apps with a TTS option, you need to change the voice. Hopefully you should have a new voice which is somehow 'computer' generated?
You're right. If you go into the voices options there is one with an asterisk next to it. For the English UK one it's Eleanor.
 

pauliphone

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Nov 27, 2008
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tried the traffic, but being saturday haven't come across any traffic yet! so don't know how good it is, will let you guys know on monday how it works out.
Also don't like Eleanor's voice, what a shame you can't have the TTS with one of the decent voices.
 

LostLogik

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Jul 9, 2008
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I've tried all the premium stuff now. Petrol prices is handy and seems to return sound info. Street names is a bit weird and sometimes the names make the instructions go on for too long. I'm not sure if I teLly need to worry about street names rather than next left or whatever, so judgement out on that one. Traffic - not been alerted enroute yet but it did pull up traffic info along the route (lane closed, narrow lanes) but not any divert info or increased journey times. But the connection and data download seemed to work.

I also think the map has improved graphics, especially on the route overview. It certainly looks a lot cleaner. So all in all, quite happy with this update.
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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I've tried all the premium stuff now. Petrol prices is handy and seems to return sound info. Street names is a bit weird and sometimes the names make the instructions go on for too long. I'm not sure if I teLly need to worry about street names rather than next left or whatever, so judgement out on that one. Traffic - not been alerted enroute yet but it did pull up traffic info along the route (lane closed, narrow lanes) but not any divert info or increased journey times. But the connection and data download seemed to work.

I also think the map has improved graphics, especially on the route overview. It certainly looks a lot cleaner. So all in all, quite happy with this update.
So it shows you lanes closed, road works, accidents etc? How are they shown on the map - any screen shots? And in what way are the graphics better?

My worry is, I wonder how accurate and up-to-date the traffic info will be.
 

JAWWC

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Jun 1, 2008
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If its like the other apps with a TTS option, you need to change the voice. Hopefully you should have a new voice which is somehow 'computer' generated?
Thanks! Although I think this should be explained when you buy it!
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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Anyone tried the live traffic yet? I plotted a pretend trip to London. I then got a traffic bar down the right hand side with a warning symbol half way up - clicking on this gave me the precise issue (lane closure in this case on the motorway). But how does the bar work and will CoPilot actually re-route or just inform you of problems? I can't find any instructions anywhere!

Also, how on earth do you work out estimated fuel costs? Its in ltrs and both my cars estimated fuel consumption is in gallons (30 MPG)and the cost at the local petrol station is also in gallons (£1.10 right now). Anyone good at maths?!
 

GLOC

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Oct 23, 2009
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Also, how on earth do you work out estimated fuel costs? Its in ltrs and both my cars estimated fuel consumption is in gallons (30 MPG)and the cost at the local petrol station is also in gallons (£1.10 right now). Anyone good at maths?!
That £1.10 is a litre, not a gallon!!
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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That £1.10 is a litre, not a gallon!!
Yup, told you I was stupid! So, next questions. Since there is no decimal point button, do you just put 110? And, how on earth do you then see the expected cost?
 

LostLogik

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Jul 9, 2008
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Well, entering the estimated m/l is ok (divide mpg by 4.54 for mpl) but cost per litre is something else. How the heck do you enter the decimal? If you put 109, ie in pence, you end up a factor of 100 too expensive but there is no point to enter on the input screen.
 

LostLogik

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Jul 9, 2008
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Yup, told you I was stupid! So, next questions. Since there is no decimal point button, do you just put 110? And, how on earth do you then see the expected cost?
Nuts, you beat me to it. I was busy watching James May and forgot to press "submit"

You see the expected cost when you plan a route and preview it. The cost is then shown when you choose one of the route types
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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Well, entering the estimated m/l is ok (divide mpg by 4.54 for mpl) but cost per litre is something else. How the heck do you enter the decimal? If you put 109, ie in pence, you end up a factor of 100 too expensive but there is no point to enter on the input screen.
Looks like it's a bug. Copilot do apparently know about it. So in effect, right now it's a useless feature I guess.
 

stormingjoe

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Oct 30, 2009
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purchased traffic ands tts, done a restore of the phone and traffic wont reinstall the licence even though tts does, been in contact with alk, not been very helpful, going through the motions I think. Bought when first available been unusable since day 2. Not jailbroken and genuine uk unlocked contract phone. A bit apprehensive to purchasing in-app again as support is poor, iTunes dont want to know even though inapp goes threw the servers.:confused:
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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purchased traffic ands tts, done a restore of the phone and traffic wont reinstall the licence even though tts does, been in contact with alk, not been very helpful, going through the motions I think. Bought when first available been unusable since day 2. Not jailbroken and genuine uk unlocked contract phone. A bit apprehensive to purchasing in-app again as support is poor, iTunes dont want to know even though inapp goes threw the servers.:confused:
When you say "genuine uk unlocked contract phone" do you mean you bought it unlocked? And when you did the restore, did you also restore the back-up or did you do a clean install of all the apps and data?
 

stormingjoe

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Oct 30, 2009
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genuine as in UK O2 unlocked as all contract O2 phones are unlocked, done full restore from backup, then did as new phone, deleted app then reinstalled, done several times now as alk requested what I had already done again! Even suggesting I had purchased traffic in USA?
 

rendez2k

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Sep 17, 2008
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My o2 iPhone is locked to o2 - nothing unlocked about it! Not sure then - had no problems with the add-ons except for when it was jail broken. Have you asked on their facebook page? A few people on there had issues which got sorted via tips from other users.
 

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