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CoPilot v8 Truck User Guide

Welcome Screen

On the Welcome screen there is a quick menu which allows you to easily enter a Destination, select My Places, set your Mode of Travel and access our range of useful live information services. To close the quick menu, select the cross.

Quick Options

You can change the way your CoPilot Truck v8 is used for navigation through the Options button or the main Menu. Once you've entered a destination and selected GO, CoPilot Truck v8 will calculate your route and begin guiding you. Select the Options button in the driving view. The following Options are available:
  • Switch between the 2D or 3D driving view.
  • Show the Safety View.
  • Display the Itinerary driving view.
  • Change the Volume using the < and > arrow buttons, or select Mute.
  • Select your Mode of Travel by choosing Truck, Auto, Walking, RV, Motorcycle or Bicycle.
  • Choose to display CoPilot Truck v8 in Portrait or Landscape.
  • Rotate Map to swivel the map more to the left or right.
  • Show or hide a Compass in the map view.

Mode of Travel

Your CoPilot Truck v8 will work out the best route and guide you depending on how you're traveling. Choose from Truck, Auto, Walking, RV, Motorcycle or Bicycle to set your mode of travel.

Setting a Destination

Entering an Address

    • Select Menu > Destination > Address.
    • Enter the city/town name or zip code of your destination.
    • Select the correct city or area when it appears in the list below. Scroll down to see more address options matching what you have typed.
    • Enter the first three or four letters of the street name. As you enter the street name, CoPilot Truck v8 will list potential matches. Select the correct street name when it appears in the list below.
    • Enter a house number. Then, select the house number you entered or the nearest house number. To skip this step, select No House Number.
    • CoPilot Truck v8 may display a list of address matches. Select your required address from the list.
    • If you select View on Map, a map of the address entered will be displayed.
    • Press Cross Street to select a street which intersects with the one you entered.
    • A screen will then appear confirming the address you entered.
    • Select GO to start navigating your route.

    There's more you can do before you start your journey.
    • Select Save as Favorite to add the address to your favourites list.
    • Select Show Route to set the routing type which best suits you.
    • Routing Type: Choose whether you want CoPilot Truck v8 to choose the most Practical route or the Shortest route.
    • Toll Roads: Choose to Allow Tolls, Avoid Tolls if Possible or Always Avoid Tolls along your route.
    • Choose whether to display the routing type screen by checking or unchecking the box.

Points of Interest

CoPilot Truck v8 not only guides you to your destination, it also knows all the useful places you might need on your journey.
Running low on fuel? Looking for a place to park? Or want to find a nearby restaurant?
Your CoPilot Truck v8 comes with millions of Points of Interest (POIs) including Restaurants, ATMs, Petrol Stations, Rest Areas - as well as truck specific POIs including Truck Stops, Weigh Stations and CAT Scales.
You can search for Points of Interest found nearby, on your route or in a different city.
To set a Point of Interest as your destination:

  1. Select Menu > Destination > Points of Interest.
  2. Choose a location for where you would like to search for a POI. The options are:
    • Nearby - to find POIs close to your current location
    • In different city - to search for POIs in a particular town or city
    • On my route - to find POIs which are along your route
  3. CoPilot Truck v8 will display a list of the most commonly used POI categories.
  4. You can search for a POI by name, or by category. Commonly used POI categories are displayed on the first screen, including:
    • Petrol station
    • Restaurant
    • Hotel
    • Airport
    • Rest Area
    • Commuter rail stations
    • Truck Services - includes fuel stops and weigh stations for trucks.

  5. You can select More Categories to scroll through additional POI categories.
    • Select a POI from the list to add it as a destination. CoPilot Truck v8 will display the POI on a map with address details and the phone number if available.
    • Press Call to contact the POI using your mobile device.
    • Select GO to start navigating to the POI.
You can also...
Narrow your search of POIs by selecting the sub-categories available and search for a specific brand, landmark or POI name.
  • Select Show Map to display all POIs search results on a map.
  • To return to the POI search result list, select Show List.

Navigate to a Contact

CoPilot Truck v8 can use the address data saved in your mobile device's address book, to guide you to that specific destination.
  • Select Menu > Destination > Contact.
  • Enter the first three or four letters of your contact name. As you do this, CoPilot Truck v8 will display a list of names starting with these first few letters. Select your required contact from the list.
Note: You may need to enter the city, street name and house number of your Contacts' address if CoPilot Truck v8 cannot recognize the address.

Pick on Map

You can select a point on a map to enter it as your destination.
  • Select Menu > Destination > Pick on Map.
  • A map of the area around your current location will be displayed. Pan and zoom around the map and select your desired location.
  • Select GO to navigate there.

Intersection

You can set your destination at the point where two streets meet:
  • Select Menu > Destination > Intersection.
  • Enter the city/town name or zip code of your destination.
  • You will be asked to enter the first street and then the second intersecting street.
  • CoPilot Truck v8 will calculate your route to the point where the two streets meet.

Coordinates

If you know the latitude and longitude of your destination, you can enter them directly into CoPilot Truck v8.
  • Select Menu > Destination > Coordinates.
  • Choose to set the latitude and longitude in Degrees Minutes Seconds, Decimal Degrees or Decimal Minutes.
  • Enter the latitude and longitude in the appropriate format depending on which option you selected.
  • Select GO to begin navigating your route.

Delete Next Stop

Once you have planned a route and selected GO to start navigating, you may decide not to go on to your next planned destination.

To delete the next destination on your journey, simply select Menu > Delete Next Stop

Save Current Location

You can save your current GPS location as a destination so you can enter it quickly next time. Here are some situations when this feature might be useful:
  • Once you've parked, save the location so you can find your way back to your vehicle later
  • When you're traveling you can save the location of the place where your staying

To save your current GPS location:
  • Select Menu > Save Current location*
  • Enter a name for the current location then press OK.
The location will be saved in your Favourites list.

*GPS fix required

My Places

My Places provides quick and easy access to your Home, Work, Recent and Favourites destinations.

Home

Save your home address so you don't have to enter it every time you wish to be guided there.
  • Select Menu > My Places > Home.
  • Enter your home city/town name or zip code. Select the correct city or area when it appears in the list below the city field. Scroll down to see more address options matching what you have typed.
  • Enter your street name.
  • Enter your house number. Select the house number of the street entered, the nearest house number or No House Number.
  • Press GO.

Work


Save your work address so you don't have to enter it every time you wish to be guided there.
  • Select Menu > My Places > Work.
  • Enter your work city/town name or zip code.
  • Select the correct city or area when it appears in the list below the city field. Scroll down to see more address options matching what you have typed.
  • Enter your street name.
  • Enter the number of the street of your work address or select No House Number, to skip this step.
  • Press GO.

Recent


Recent provides quick and easy access to the last 50 destinations that you entered.
  • Select Menu > My Places > Recent. Note: Your recent list reaches the 50 destination limit each new address will replace an older inactive address.
  • To navigate to one of your recent destinations, simply select a recent destination from the list then press GO.
  • To delete your recent destinations list, select Menu > My Places > Recent > Clear All.

Favourites

You can save destinations to your Favourites list, so you can access them quickly.
  • Select Menu > My Places > Favourites.

    Save your favourite destinations

    • To add a new destination to your favourites list, select Add New.
    • Enter the destination by inputting an address or through any of the other ways outlined to enter a destination.
    • When you've successfully added the address or location, it will appear in your favourites list.

    Edit or Delete your Favourites

    To edit or delete a location in your favourites list:
    • Press Edit.
    • Select a favourite then choose to Edit, Delete or Delete All.
      • Edit will open a screen which lets you enter a name for your favourite, change the address details, assign the favourite as Home, Work or Other.
      • Delete will erase the selected location.
      • Delete All will erase all the locations in your favourite(s) list including your Home and Work addresses.
    Note: You will be asked to confirm your wish to delete an/all item(s). If you select Yes the address/es will be lost.

Quick Stop

Quick Stop helps you locate a petrol station, restaurant, hotel, Truck Service* or Repair Center** near you, quickly and easily.
For example, when traveling on a long journey, you can use the Quick Stop feature to help you find relevant services and call them using your phone.
How to use Quick Stop to find a local facility
  1. Select Menu > Quick Stop.
  2. Select the type of facility you require. Choose from one of these options:
    • Petrol station
    • Restaurant
    • Hotels
    • Truck Services
    • Vehicle repair
  3. Select a facility from the list or choose Search by Name to start typing the name of a facility and select the one you want when it appears in the list. For example, to look for a specific hotel, begin to type 'Hil' then select 'Hilton' to add this hotel as a destination.
  4. CoPilot Truck v8 will display the facility on a map with address details and the phone number if available.
    • Press Call to ring the facility using your mobile device.
    • Select GO for CoPilot Truck v8 to start guiding you to the facility.

You can also
    • Select Show Map to display all nearby facilities on a map. To return to the facilities list, select Show List.
    • Press Cancel, to stop searching for facilities.

Detour

Once you have planned a route, you may need to take a detour or find an alternative route to reach your destination. Here are some situations when the detour feature might be useful:
  • You notice traffic congestion, diversions and road works affecting your journey.
  • You might want to avoid routes due to known roadwork maintenance.

Find an alternative route

  • To change your route select Menu > Detour > Alternate Route.
  • CoPilot Truck v8 will calculate and map alternative routing
  • If you want to use the alternative route to reach your destination, select Accept.
  • If you prefer to use the original route after all, select Decline.
  • Once you start traveling along the new route, if something unexpected happens, you can always return to your original route by selecting End Detour from the detour options.

Find an alternative road

To get around a road or intersection which you would prefer to avoid while reaching your destination:
  • Select Menu > Detour > Avoid Roads.
  • Use the itinerary to select the road you want to avoid from the list.
CoPilot Truck v8 will calculate an alternative route changing the distance and time of your actual journey.
  • If you decide to avoid this road and use the alternative route, select Accept.
  • If you want to look for another different road, select Clear.
  • If you prefer to use the original route and not avoid any particular roads after all, select Cancel.
Once you start traveling along the new route, you can at anytime select Clear Avoided Roads to return to your original route.
CoPilot Truck v8 can only recommend an alternative route or different road when a sensible alternative exists.

Plan or Edit Trip

Important: For safety reasons, always plan your journey before you start driving and ensure that your device is securely mounted.

Entering Multiple Destinations for your Journey

Your CoPilot Truck v8 allows you to plan a journey that includes multiple destinations.
  • Select Menu > Plan or Edit Trip.
  • Then select Add Stop and choose Address.
  • Add the first address in the same way as described in the Entering an Address section.
  • Select Add Stop again to add your second, third, fourth, etc. addresses.

Customising your Journey

Once you have planned a journey with multiple destinations, you can change the order in which they appear.
  • Select the destination you wish to move.
  • A pop-up menu will appear containing a list of options.
  • Select the Move Up, Move Down, Move to Start or Move to End button.
  • The selected stop will move to its new position in the trip list.

Show on Map

  • Select Menu > Plan or Edit Trip.
  • Select Add Stop and choose one of the destination entry options.
  • Select a destination from the Plan Trip list.
  • A pop-up menu will be displayed showing a list of options.
  • Select Show on Map to display the destination on a map.

Setting Waypoints

CoPilot Truck v8 can route you through a certain point without considering it as a stop. By setting Waypoints you can adjust CoPilot's route, to calculate a detour via the waypoint.
  • Select Menu > Plan or Edit Trip.
  • Select Add Stop and choose one of the destination entry options described in Setting a destination.
  • The destination entered will appear on the Plan Trip list as a Stop, with a flag icon next to it.
  • Select the destination you wish to change to a Waypoint.
  • A pop-up menu will appear containing a list of options. Select Set as Waypoint.
  • The address will now be listed as a Waypoint, with an arrow icon in front of the address or place to indicate that is it a Waypoint.

Tip: To change a Waypoint back to a Stop, select the destination and choose Set as Stop from the pop-up menu.

Saving destinations in your planned trip as favourites

You can save addresses listed on the Plan Trip list as favourite destinations so you can access them quickly.
  • Select the address you wish to save as a favourite.
  • A pop-up menu will appear containing a list of options. Select Add to Favourites.

Delete a Destination in your Planned Journey

To remove a destination from the Plan Trip list:
  • Select the destination you wish to delete.
  • A pop-up menu will appear containing a list of options. Select the bin icon.
  • To confirm the deletion, select Yes in the Are you Sure? window.

Send Location

Once you have planned a route for your journey, you can share a destination with others via SMS. Here's how:
  1. Select a destination from the Plan Trip list.
  2. A pop-up menu will appear showing a list of options. Select Send This Location.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Enter the phone number of the person you would like to send the destination. Select Preview Message.
    • Press Select from Contacts to choose a contact saved in your mobile devices' contacts directory. To do this, start to type the name of your contact and select their name when it appears in the list, or just scroll the list and select their name when shown.
  4. CoPilot Truck v8 will display the destination you want to send on a map alongside a preview of the standard message to be sent to your chosen recipient.
  5. To change the message, select Edit and type your new message.
  6. Select Send to share the destination with your contact. Information about the destination will be sent via SMS.

When traveling, you can send your location to others via SMS¹
  1. Select Menu > Send Location and choose Current Location to send details of where you are or select Next Destination to send details of where you are going.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Enter the phone number of the person you would like to send your current location/next destination. Select Preview Message.
    • Press Select from Contacts to choose a contact saved in your mobile devices' contacts directory. To do this, start to type the name of your contact and select their name when it appears in the list, or just scroll the list and select their name when shown.
  3. CoPilot Truck v8 will display your current location/next destination on a map alongside a preview of the standard message to be sent to your chosen recipient.
  4. To change the message, select Edit and type your new message.
  5. Select Send to share your current location/next destination with your contact. Information about the destination will be sent via SMS. ¹GPS fix required.

Optimising Stops

CoPilot Truck v8 has an Optimise Stops function, which will automatically rearrange the stops within a trip to create the most efficient order. When you have planned a trip with more than 3 stops:
  • Select Options
  • Then Optimise Stops from the pop-up menu.
CoPilot Truck v8 will take a few seconds to reorder your stops for the most efficient journey.

Note: Your start point and final destination will not be altered. However, if you want the final destination to be included in the optimisation, select Options from the pop-up menu select Take Breaks and check Optimise Final Destination.

Estimated Fuel Costs

You can calculate the estimated fuel costs for a trip.
  • Select Options.
  • Select the 'Show Estimated Fuel Costs' checkbox if you would like to display the fuel costs each time you calculate a trip.
  • Enter the average Miles per Gallon (Average mpg) for your vehicle.
  • Set your currency using the pick list then enter the average cost per gallon.
  • Select OK.

Take Breaks

You can set CoPilot Truck v8 to alert you to take a break at regular time intervals during a trip duration. This facility is for information purposes only and at the user's discretion.
  • Select Options.
  • Select the Take Breaks During Trip checkbox
  • Break Every: Select a time interval which you would like to take a break.
  • Break For: Choose how long you would like to a take a break for at each break.
  • Select OK.

Saving a Trip

When you have finished entering all your destinations, you can save your trip to access at a later date, rather than start driving right away.
  • Go to Options
  • Select Save.
  • Enter a name for the trip you are saving. Press Save and the trip will be saved.

Loading a Saved Trip

  • Select Options > Load.
  • Select the trip that you would like to load from the list and press Open.

Deleting a Planned Trip

  • Select Clear.
  • You will be asked to confirm this selection. To continue with deleting the trip select Yes in the Are you Sure? window.

Route Preview

With CoPilot Truck v8 you can preview your journey, before it begins.

Select Preview and choose one of the following options:

  1. Route Demo: Shows the route as if driving the journey. In Route Demo, there are a range of preview options. To access these and to adjust the demo, select the demo button.
    • The options are rewind, fast forward, pause, play, stop or play the demo from the beginning. You can also speed up the demo by selecting Faster or slow it down by selecting Slower.
    • In addition to this you can also choose to playback an existing GPS track of a previous or planned journey:
    • Select the track playback button.
    • Pick a track from the list then press Play.
  2. Turn Maps: Displays a map of each turn of the journey. You can choose to see the Next or Previous turn. Press Close to exit.
  3. Itinerary: Shows each direction in a written list with the distance to each turn. Press Close to exit.

Routing Type

CoPilot Truck v8 provides the ability to adjust the routing depending on the nature of journey. To do this, select the Options menu and then press Routing Type.

Choose your preference. The options are:
  • 53' ft Trailer
  • National Network
  • Scenic Route
  • International Borders Open
  • Practical*
  • Shortest*
*Truck Mode Only

Please note that the CoPilot Truck v8 default setting is Practical.

A pick list box allows you to choose from three options relating to toll roads. These are as follows:
  • Use
  • Avoid Tolls If Possible
  • Always Avoid Tolls

Arrival Time

In this feature you can set a time for when you would like to complete your journey. CoPilot Truck v8 will then generate an Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) based upon the route.
  • Select Options, then choose Arrival time.
  • Set your time of arrival: Hour, Minutes (in increments of five minutes) then choose AM or PM.
  • Once journey time is selected, press OK.

Routing Profiles

This option is only accessible when Show More Settings is selected from the Settings menu.

Use Routing Profiles to choose how CoPilot Truck v8 routes you on your journey.
  • Select Menu > Settings > Routing Profile.
  • Select Routing Profile to pick an existing routing profile from the list.
  • To create a new routing profile:
  • Select New.
  • Enter a name for the new Routing Profile, for example fastest roads.
  • Select your Vehicle Type, choose from Truck, Automobile, RV, Motorcycle, Bicycle, or Walking.
  • For each road type, first set CoPilot Truck v8 to Strongly Avoid, Avoid, Neutral, Favor or Strongly Favor certain roads when calculating routes, then set your preferred speed for each one. For example, to create the fastest route for your journey, you might choose to strongly favour highways and set your speed at the maximum speed limit for that road.
  • Toll Roads: Choose to Use, Avoid if Possible or Always Avoid tolls along your route.
  • Select a Routing Type:
    • Avoid Ferries: Tick the box to avoid ferries along your route, if possible.
    • Scenic Route: Tick the box to be guided along a route with scenic surroundings.
    • Avoid Propane-Restricted Tunnels
    • International Borders Open

You can create a truck specific routing profile, here's how:
  • Select New.
  • Select your vehicle type as Truck
  • Enter the dimensions of your truck
  • For each road type, first set CoPilot Truck v8 to Strongly Avoid, Avoid, Neutral, Favor or Strongly Favor certain roads when calculating routes, then set your preferred speed for each one. For example, to create the fastest route for your journey, you might choose to strongly favour highways and set your speed at the maximum speed limit for that road.
  • Hazardous Material. Routing Hazmat allows you to customise the route according to specific cargo types.
  • Toll Roads: Choose to Allow, Avoid if Possible or Always Avoid tolls along your route.
  • Truck Warnings: Select your preference to when you wish to be alerted.
  • Select from routing options: Scenic Route, National Network, 53'ft Trailers, Override Restrictions or International Borders Open
  • Routing Type: Select from Practical or Shortest
  • Once completed Enter a profile name so there it can be used immediately or at a later date.

    Truck Routing Profile

    CoPilot Truck v8 provides turn-by-turn GPS navigation designed for professional drivers.

    CoPilot Truck v8 provides safe, reliable navigation for large vehicles, taking into account truck restricted and prohibited roads.

    You can adjust CoPilot Truck v8's routing to suit the vehicle dimensions and load type. Here's how:

    • Select Menu > Truck.
    • Select Routing.
    • Enter your vehicle type. Choose from Truck, Automobile, Motorcycle, Bicycle, Walking or RV (Recreational Vehicle).
    • If you selected Truck above, enter the Max Height, Max Width, Total Length, Total Weight and Total Axle Weight of your truck.
    • Customise your routing, by indicating your preference for a road type and setting a speed for each. For example, choose to strongly favour motorways and set the speed for freeways as 60 MPH.
    • Select any hazmat restrictions that may apply to the load you are transporting. The options are:
      • None
      • Explosives
      • Inhalants
      • Flammable
      • Radioactive
      • Caustic
      • All Hazmats
    • Choose how to handle Toll Roads on your route. The Options are:
      • Always Avoid
      • Avoid if possible
      • Use
    • Choose whether or not to display truck warnings of known potential hazards on route.
      • Select On to display truck warnings, or select Off not to.
      • You can set the distance ahead to receive warning using the arrow buttons.
    • Select from routing options: Scenic Route, National Network, 53 ft Trailer, Override Restrictions or International Borders Open
    • Select the most practical or shortest routing type.
    • You can save your preferences as a routing profile by entering a profile name, or you can skip this step.
    To access and use a routing profile that you you've already created and saved.
    • Select Menu > Truck.
    • Select Routing Profile.
    • Select a routing profile from the list using the arrows.
    You can also manage your saved routing profiles here. You can select:
    • New to create a new routing profile.
    • Edit to change an existing profile. Here you will be able to update certain routing preferences. The available options are: Custom Routing Type, Tolls, Hazmat and Truck Dimensions.
    • Delete to remove a saved routing profile.

Driving Views

Once you've planned a journey and selected GO, CoPilot Truck v8 will display a driving view.

You can choose from a number of different driving views.

Select Menu > Driving Views then pick one of the following:

  • 3D shows your current position, next turn and surrounding roads on a map with a three dimensional perspective
  • 2D shows your current position, next turn and surrounding roads on a map with a two dimensional perspective
  • Driver Safety view is recommended for safer driving. Driver safety displays a simple turn arrow with concise instructions about your next turn in large type. CoPilot Truck v8 will change to a map view as you approach a turn.
  • Itinerary view is a plan for your journey which includes a list of all destinations, waypoints, turn instructions and distances.
  • 2D Next Turn displays your current location and next turn on a 2D map.
  • 2D Destination shows your planned route on a two dimensional map.
  • To change between a map style for the day or night, choose Day Map or Night Map.

Tip: Take a closer look - Use the + and - buttons in 2D or 3D driving views to zoom in or out of the map view.
To use a map style for the day:

  • Select, Menu > Driving Views > Day Map
To use a map style for the night:

  • Select, Menu > Driving Views > Night Map
Full and normal screen mode
To display 2D or 3D driving views in full screen mode, select the [v] button. Select the [^] button to return to normal mode.

Delete Next Stop

Once you have planned a route and selected GO to start navigating, you may decide not to go on to your next planned destination.

To delete the next destination on your journey, simply select Menu > Delete Next Stop

Save Current Location

You can save your current GPS location as a destination so you can enter it quickly next time. Here are some situations when this feature might be useful:
  • Once you've parked, save the location so you can find your way back to your vehicle later
  • When your traveling you can save the location of the place where your staying
To save your current GPS location:
  • Select Menu > Save Current location*
  • Enter a name for the current location then press OK.

The location will be saved in your Favourites list.

*GPS fix required

Live Information Services

CoPilot Live's Live Services can help make every journey better by providing real-time information about your location or route via a phone's mobile internet connection. Services include live traffic reports on route, weather forecasts and details about fuel pricing nearby.

In addition, you can share your location and ETA at your destination in real-time online.

NOTE: Live Services require a mobile Internet connection and availability varies by CoPilot product and region. Premium Live Services require an additional subscription.

Live Local Search

With CoPilot Live Local Search, you can use the Internet for real-time searches to find any product, service, place or, business in the area locally to you.

Simply type in what you are looking for, choose from a list of search results then let CoPilot Truck v8 navigate you there.

  • Select Menu > Live Services > Live Local Search.
  • Type in any search word to find what you need to locate. Press Continue.
  • Select Nearby to find this locally, or choose In another city to key in the city and address details of where you would like to search. A list of search results will be displayed.
  • Select a place from the list. CoPilot Truck v8 will display the place on a map with address details and the phone number if available.

    • Press Call to contact using your device.
    • Select GO to begin navigating there.
You can also select:
  • More Results to broaden the search area.
  • Show Map to display all search results on a map. To return to the search result list, select Show List.

Live Traffic Service

Our Live traffic service helps you plan the best route for your journey by keeping you up-to-date with the latest traffic information automatically via the mobile Internet.

CoPilot Truck v8 can warn you of any traffic incidents found nearby, on your route or in a city that you are traveling towards.

You will be asked if you want to continue along your current route. If not, CoPilot Truck v8 can recommend an alternative route.

A traffic bar is displayed in driving views, showing you how many and how far ahead traffic incidents are reported.

To make your journey more relaxed, check for traffic conditions in other locations before you set off.

NOTE: This is a Premium Live Service (PLS). PLS is a subscription based service. This Premium Live Service is suitable for all CoPilot Live users and is not truck-specific. Live Services require a mobile Internet connection and may incur data charges from your mobile network.

    Setting up the Traffic Service

    Traffic information delivered via the Mobile Internet
    • Select Menu > Live Services > Live Traffic > Traffic (GPRS) Connect
    • To enable wireless communications, select OK.
    Note: To use traffic information delivered via the mobile Internet, you will need to have wireless Internet enabled on your mobile device. To find out if your device has wireless Internet or if your SIM is data enabled, please contact your mobile network operator. Using wireless internet with the live service may result in data charges from your mobile network operator.

    Search for Traffic Incidents

    To search for traffic incidents near to your current location:
    • Select Menu > Live Services > Live Traffic > Nearby
    To search for traffic incidents on your route:
    • Select Menu > Live Services > Live Traffic > On my route
    To search for traffic incidents in a City:
    • Select Menu > Live Services > Live Traffic > In another city.
    • Enter the city/town name or zip code of where you would like to check for traffic incidents.

    Using Traffic Incident Reports

    CoPilot Truck v8 will display traffic incidents reported nearby, on your route or in a city. To view more detailed information about a traffic incident like severity, average traveling speed, lane or road closures:

    • First select a road with reported traffic incidents from the list. This will display more detailed information relating to the incidents highlighted.
    • Select from the following options:
      • Pick a specific incident to show a more detailed traffic report.
      • Choose to either Ignore or Avoid a traffic incident.
      • Map to display the incidents on a map.
    For all reported traffic incidents on a road, you can choose...
    • Map - to display all reported traffic incidents on a map.
    • Ignore - to continue on your planned route.
    • Avoid - calculates a route which avoids all reported incidents.

    You can also choose...
    • Map - to display all reported traffic incidents on a map.

    Traffic Settings

    To adjust the alert settings and to define how CoPilot Truck v8 uses GPRS traffic information, select:

    Menu > Live Services > Live Traffic > Settings.

    Then select from these options:

    • Wireless Traffic: Select GPRS Wireless to receive traffic information using the mobile Internet
    • Speech: Choose under which circumstances traffic incidents are spoken by CoPilot Truck v8. The options are Always, Never or Only when driving.
    • Updates: CoPilot Truck v8 will update the traffic information it receives at the time interval chosen here.
    • Range: CoPilot Truck v8 will provide traffic information within the radius defined here, based on your GPS position.

Live Link™

The Live Link application in CoPilot Live is a free to use* service that allows you to share your location on-screen with other CoPilot users and online with friends, family and colleagues.

By visiting the Live Link website at http://live.alk.com invited personnel can login and send you new trip locations and other comments for display on screen via Instant Messaging, directly into your CoPilot Truck v8 application.

In addition, you can use Live Link to organize your own CoPilot Live Community. View the locations of all your CoPilot Live friends and send them Instant Messages - all from your mobile phone.

NOTE: To use this service, you will need to create a CoPilot ID. Live Services require a mobile Internet connection and may incur data charges from your mobile network.

    Using Live Link

    When you first setup your CoPilot Truck v8, you will be asked to create a CoPilot ID. Use this to login to Live Link by going to:
    • Menu > Live Services > Live Link.
    • Select Connect to access the Mobile Internet.
    Once connected, you can do the following:
    • Add/Delete friends - Invite other CoPilot Live users to become friends. You and the other CoPilot Live user will be connected if the invitee accepts the invitation.
    • Block buddies - You can hide your status from all friends globally or on an individual basis.
    • Show Status - Displays which of your friends are on and offline.
    • Pending - Means that the invitee has not accepted your invitation yet.
    • Alert When User Signs On - If this is checked on, a small alert will be displayed.
    • Send Text/Destination message - You can send text and trip messages to friends.
    • Edit the Display name - You can customise the Display name of your friend.
    You can invite others to share your location in real time on the Live Link web site. An email will be sent to your friend explaining how to view your location. You can of course switch off Live Link location sharing at any time if you do not wish to be tracked.

Live Weather Service

CoPilot Truck v8 makes it easy to check the weather conditions and forecast at your current location, destination, or any city.
Instantly get current weather or a 5 day weather forecast at the touch of a button.

CoPilot Live services require a mobile internet connection and may incur data charges from your mobile network.

  • To check weather at your current location, select Menu > Live Services > Live Weather > Local weather
  • To check weather at your final destination: select Menu > Live Services > Live Weather > At my destination
  • To check weather in a city: select Menu > Live Services > Live Weather > In another city. Enter the city/town name of where you would like to view conditions.

    Using weather reports

    CoPilot Truck v8 will show the current weather and a 5 day forecast.
    • Select a day to view more detailed weather information.

Settings

Personalize your CoPilot Truck v8 through the settings menu.

The first time you start CoPilot Truck v8, the settings for some of the more advanced features might be hidden. This is to help you get started with the key features quickly and easily.

To show more settings, select Menu > Settings > Show More Settings.

To reduce the number of settings displayed, so you can easily access those you might use most often, select Menu > Settings > Show Fewer Options.

Map Styles

CoPilot Truck v8 offers a range of industry standard and attractive map styles.

Select Menu > Settings > Map Styles.

You can set a different map style for the day and night time.
  • To set a map style for the daytime use the Day map style list.
  • To set a map style for the night-time, use the Night map style list.

CoPilot Truck v8 will automatically switch between the day and night map styles you have selected when it starts to get light or dark outside. CoPilot Truck v8 will use the UTC time (provided via GPS) if available, or the time set on your device.

Map Display

To adjust how the map is displayed on your screen:

Select Menu > Settings > Map Display

  • 2D Map Rotation: Choose Heading Up to always be traveling upwards on the screen, or select North Up to keep the map static as you travel along your route.
  • Turn Restrictions: Choose whether to display turn restrictions by checking or un-checking the tick box.

Sound

To adjust the sound on your CoPilot Truck v8:

  • Select Menu > Settings > Sound.
  • You can increase and decrease the volume using the < and > arrow buttons.
  • Select the tick box to Mute the sound.
  • To turn off the button click sounds that occur when you touch your keypad, uncheck the tick box.
  • You will hear a Welcome greeting when you launch CoPilot Truck v8. If you prefer not to hear this greeting, uncheck the 'Say Welcome to CoPilot Live' tick box.

GPS

You may need to setup your GPS receiver before you can begin navigating.

Initial setup takes just a few minutes; before you start, select the type of GPS receiver you are using to display the relevant instructions.

    Build-in GPS Receiver

    If your mobile device has a built-in GPS receiver, CoPilot Truck v8 will automatically use this for navigation.

    To setup your built-in GPS receiver manually:
    • Select Menu > Settings > GPS > Setup GPS
    • On the Setup GPS Receiver screen choose Search for GPS connection.
    • CoPilot Truck v8 will automatically find and connect to the GPS receiver in your device.
    • Once GPS setup is complete, select OK.

    You can also set up your build-in GPS receiver using the Advanced Options, here's how:
    • Select Menu > Settings > GPS > Setup GPS
    • On the Setup GPS Receiver screen, select Advanced Options.
    • Select Built-in to use your device's built-in GPS receiver.
    • Choose between Automatic and Manual setup. We recommend Automatic setup.
    • If you selected:
      Automatic: CoPilot Truck v8 will automatically find and connect to the GPS receiver in your device.
      Manual: You will need to select the COM Port that the GPS is connected to and the BAUD rate for the device. Please refer to the user manual of your mobile device for this information.
    • Once GPS setup is complete, select OK.
    NOTE: CoPilot Truck v8 must recognize and be able to connect to your mobile device's built-in GPS to use it by default. You may need to try connecting to it manually if CoPilot Truck v8 can't connect to it automatically.

    Bluetooth GPS Receiver

    You will need to create a partnership between your Bluetooth GPS receiver and mobile device before you can begin navigating. Here's how:

    • Switch on your Bluetooth receiver.
    • Select Menu > Settings > GPS > Setup GPS.
    • On the Setup GPS Receiver screen, select Advanced Options.
    • Select Bluetooth as your GPS receiver type. CoPilot Truck v8 will automatically begin searching for Bluetooth devices in your immediate vicinity. Once it has completed the search it will display a list of all nearby Bluetooth devices.
    • Select your GPS receiver from the list to pair it with your mobile device.

    GPS Performance

    It's important that the location, date and time are set correctly on your mobile device to ensure that the GPS information you receive is accurate.

    The first time you use a GPS receiver it may take a few minutes to determine your current position. In the future, your position will be found much faster.

    To ensure you have a strong GPS signal, make sure that the GPS receiver has a clear line of sight to the sky. Large objects, like big trees and tall buildings, can sometimes interfere with the GPS signal.

    CoPilot Truck v8 uses enhanced positioning technology to provide continued guidance even when the GPS signal is lost while traveling, like when you're driving in a tunnel. The In-tunnel mode icon will be displayed.

    You will not be able to get a GPS signal inside buildings, garages, multi-level and basement car parking lots.

    GPS Status
    To check the GPS Status, select Menu > Settings > GPS > GPS Status.

    The GPS Status screen shows information about the GPS signal. You can see your current latitude and longitude position, the UTC time and date, your speed and your elevation (feet above sea level).

    GPS Signal Strength
    To see the signal strength of GPS satellites, select Menu > Settings > GPS > GPS Status > Satellites.

POI Display

You can set when to display POIs on a map.
  • Select Menu > Settings > POI Display.
  • Choose to show POIs Always, When Stopped or Never.
  • To see or change which POI categories should be shown on the map, select Currently Displayed POIs.
    • Select specific POI categories to display by checking the boxes.

POI Alerts

This option is only accessible when Show More Settings is selected from the Settings menu.

You can choose which POI categories should be displayed on screen and set the distance ahead to report for these by adjusting the POI Alerts.
  • Select Menu > Settings > POI Alerts.
  • To display POI alerts, tick the box to Show POI Alerts.
  • You can set the distance ahead to report for POIs using the arrow buttons.
  • Select whether to show POIs that are On Route or Near Route.
You can choose which POI categories to display.
  • First Select POIs to Alert.
  • Select specific POI categories to display by checking the boxes. Select OK to apply the settings.
Once you have set up your CoPilot Truck v8 to alert for POI's, a POI icon will appear in the driving views when identified.
  • Select the POI icon.
A POI Alert screen will be displayed. You can choose to select:
  • Next POI to view
  • Previous POI
  • GO to start navigating to the POI.

Guidance

This option is only accessible when Show More Settings is selected from the Settings menu.

You can adjust the way CoPilot Truck v8 guides you.

Select Menu > Settings > Guidance.

Turn Guidance: Your CoPilot Live shows the turn you should take after the next approaching turn. From the selection of distances, adjust the distance at which you would like to see the turn following the next turn to be displayed.

Walking Mode: When you are using CoPilot Truck v8 while walking, select Display Breadcrumb to show a dotted line between your start and end destinations to help you navigate.

Driver Safety

This option is only accessible when Show More Settings is selected from the Settings menu.

You can change your Driver Safety view settings. To do this:
  • Select Menu > Settings > Driver Safety.
  • Select Display Map Near Turns to show a 3D map as you approach a turn.
  • When Display Map Near Turns is ticked, select a distance to decide how near to a turn CoPilot Truck v8 should switch from Driver Safety to a 3D driving view.

CoPilot ClearTurn™

NOTE: This feature is available as standard in CoPilot Truck v8 although availability varies by region.

CoPilot Truck v8 can provide real sign post information displayed on your screen as an additional visual aid while on the road.

CoPilot ClearTurn™ provides a realistic view at complex intersections and highway exits. The real sign post information combined with lane indicator arrows highlight the turn and provide clear, visual guidance to which lane you need to take. ClearTurn is only available in 3D driving views and in landscape screen orientation.

Your CoPilot Truck v8 gives you clear, enhanced guidance at complex junctions and motorway exits by showing you which lane you need to be in.
  • For enhanced guidance at intersections and highway exits, select Display Clear Turn Near Exits.
  • Choose from the different distance options for when to show the lane assistance display at highway exits.
  • Decide when to hide the lane assistance display as you approach a turn, select one of the distance options.

Language and Voice

You can change the language used for all buttons, information and instructions displayed on-screen and spoken by your CoPilot Truck v8.

  • Select Menu > Settings > Language and Voice.
  • Choose a language from the list.
  • Once you have selected a language, you can then go on to choose a voice.
  • Select a voice from the list. You can:
    • Select Test to hear a sample of your chosen voice.
    • Your CoPilot Truck v8 has two different kinds of voices:
  1. Pre-recorded voices - using basic navigating commands to guide you to your destination. i.e. 'Turn Right'.
  2. Text-to-Speech (TTS)*- a computer generated voice that provides detailed verbal instructions relating to road names, and potential truck related hazards. i.e. 'Sharp turn ahead on to Southampton Terrace'.
* TTS is a standard in CoPilot Truck v8.

Day and Night Mode

Set your CoPilot Truck v8 uses different maps styles for the Day and Night, or choose Automatic to switch between the day and night map styles you have selected.

CoPilot Truck v8 will use the UTC time if available, or the time set on your device to change automatically.

Select Menu > Settings > Day/Night mode.

Units of Measure

To set your preferences for the type of units used in maps and instructions, select Menu > Settings > Units of Measure.

Choose from English (distances in miles) and Metric (Kilometers)

Screen Orientation

Decide how CoPilot Truck v8 should be displayed on your mobile device.
  • Select Menu > Settings > Screen Orientations.
  • The options are Portrait, Landscape or Use device's settings.
  • You can also change the screen orientation of the CoPilot Truck v8 display, by selecting landscape or portrait in the Options menu.

Backlight

Adjust your mobile device's backlight settings to save battery power.

  • Select Menu > Settings > Backlight.
  • The options are On with GPS, Always On, On Near Turn, or Use Device Settings.

Information Bar

Once you've planned a journey and selected GO, CoPilot Truck v8 will display a driving view with useful information about your journey at the base of the screen.

You can decide how the information bar should be displayed and select what information is shown.
  • Select Menu > Settings > Info Bar.
To decide how the information bar is displayed, choose from the following:
  • Single Display - To show only one of the information options, for example your estimated time of arrival at a destination
  • Dual Display - Lets you select two information options, for example your estimated time of arrival and distance remaining to destination.
  • Loop Single Display - Shows all information about your journey by displaying one option then rotating to another.
Tip: You can also display the info bar by tapping on it. You can select what information is displayed. Choose from:
  • Destination
  • Current Road
  • Nearest Crossroad
  • Nearest Town
  • Estimated Time of Arrival
  • Estimated Travel Time
  • Speed
  • Distance Remaining
  • Altitude
  • Latitude/Longitude
  • Heading

GPS Track Playback

This option is only accessible when Show More Settings is selected from the Settings menu.

CoPilot Truck v8 automatically records your journeys as a GPS Track file.

You can playback a previously completed journey.
  • Select Menu > Settings > GPS > Track Playback
  • Select the GPS track from the list and press Play.
To control how the GPS track plays:
  • Select Demo.
  • You can rewind, fast forward, pause, stop or play the track again from the beginning. You can also speed up the track by selecting Faster or slow it down by selecting Slower.
  • To return to the track list, select GPS Tracks.

Play Demo

You can watch a demonstration to see how CoPilot Truck v8 can guide you on your journey.

Select Menu > Settings > Play Demo.

To control how the demo plays:
  • Select Demo.
  • You can rewind, fast forward, pause, stop or play the demo again from the beginning. You can also speed up the demo by selecting Faster or slow it down by selecting Slower.
  • You can also choose to playback a GPS track. To do this, first select GPS Tracks then pick a track from the list and press Play.

Licensing

This option is only accessible when Show More Settings is selected from the Settings menu.

To see information about the license for your CoPilot Truck v8 product, select Menu > Settings > Licensing.

Information about your license includes the type of license for a given product and the features licensed.

The Licensing setting also allows you to Upgrade or Deactivate your license.

    Upgrading your CoPilot Truck v8 to include Premium Live Services

    Once you've purchased an upgrade license you will receive a product key for your upgrade by email.
    • Select Upgrade.
    • Enter your product key for the upgrade.
    • Activate your upgrade license following the on-screen instructions.

    Deactivating your CoPilot Truck v8 License

    If you wish to deactivate your CoPilot Truck v8 license, select Deactivate and follow the on-screen instructions.

About CoPilot

Information about the version, maps, POIs and product key for your CoPilot Truck v8 application can be accessed by:

Selecting Menu > Settings > About CoPilot.

Restore Default Settings

You can restore your CoPilot Truck v8 to its original factory settings.

Select Menu > Settings > Restore default settings.

All your settings will be cleared and reset. Your favourite and recent locations will not be deleted.

State Mileage Logs

CoPilot Truck v8 will automatically track state fuel mileage for state tax reporting when used for every trip. State mileage logs list the mileage totals by state and month as recorded by CoPilot Truck v8.
  • To view your State Mileage Logs, go to: Menu > Truck > State Mileage Logs
  • Select the year of the log you wish to view
  • Select the month
  • Select the state
  • Total mileage for that state during the month will be shown as well as a breakdown of each individual trip driven that month in the selected state
Note: For accurate reporting CoPilot Truck v8 must be used for all trips.

Hide CoPilot

You can hide CoPilot Truck v8 so you can use the other features and programs on your mobile device.
  • Select Hide CoPilot from the main menu.
  • To return to CoPilot Truck v8, select the CoPilot Truck v8 icon on the Start menu of your mobile device.

Exit CoPilot

To quit the CoPilot Truck v8 application, select Exit CoPilot from the main menu.

Further information about CoPilot Truck v8

For more information about CoPilot Live products, services and features, visit http://www.copilotlive.com/uk/truck