CoPilot offers powerful optimization and route planning features to take the stress out of your travels.

My Route allows you to add waypoints or stops directly from the Map or Plan views.

 

What is the difference between MAP and PLAN view?
What is the difference between a waypoint and a stop?
How do I set multiple stops and/or waypoints?
How to optimize my route?
How do I save/load a trip?
How do I set up CoPilot to avoid/cross the waterways on my route?
How do I plan a trip on my computer or device and transfer to another device?
Fuel Costs

 

What is the difference between MAP and PLAN view?


Map view provides a map display of your current route, and displays any alternative routes available in addition to your mileage and ETA data. It is available from Route > My Route.

Plan view lists your origin, destination, waypoints and stops, and driving directions all in one location. It is available from Route > My Route > Edit Trip.


            Map View                                            Plan View

       

 

What is the difference between a Waypoint and a Stop?

Waypoints  function differently than immediate "stops" in that CoPilot uses a radius of 200ft around the waypoint before CoPilot will start recalculating a route.

This differs from immediate "stops"  in that CoPilot requires you to fully pass through a "stop" before that portion of the trip is cleared. There may not necessarily be a fixed distance before the Waypoint gets removed.

 

How do I set multiple stops and/or waypoints using PLAN view?

Select “Add Stop” to add a location to your trip. CoPilot will then add your stop the list of locations, and you can change your location from a waypoint to a stop by tapping the stop and then selecting the waypoint  or stop icon .

                       

 

How do I set multiple stops and/or waypoints using MAP view?


Select “Add Stop” to add a location to your trip.

CoPilot will then add your stop the list of locations

You can change your location from a waypoint to a stop by tapping the stop and then selecting the waypoint or stop icon.


               

       

 

 

How to optimize my route?


The “Optimize Stops” function in CoPilot changes the order of the waypoints, stops and even your final destination (if selected) for your trip to match your vehicle preferences and provide the most efficient route possible based on where each of your locations appear on the map.

In order to optimize your journey, select Options from the Plan or Edit Trip view and then Optimize Stops.


            Before Optimization                           After Optimization

                  

 

How do I save/load a trip?


Trips can be saved and loaded from the Route menu, choosing Plan or Edit Trip view, and selecting Options to see the options Save or Load. 

Tip: Want to plan for the unexpected while on your journey? Use Demo to see a live video of your route including turn by turn instructions and voice guidance. The trip demo can be run tapping on the icon in My Route view.

 

How do I set up CoPilot to avoid/cross the waterways on my route?

In order to force CoPilot to avoid routing you across a waterway, you’ll need to create a waypoint which forces you away from the waterway.

For additional information see our article, on avoiding waterways during your journey.

  

How do I plan a trip on my computer or device and transfer to another device?

 Planning to take a long journey or performing a bunch of stops on your route? Pre-plan your trip using CoPilot or another planning software and then easily import the trip into CoPilot by following either of the steps below.

Creating a Route in CoPilot and transferring to another device

  1. Connect the device (with the planned trip) to a PC
  2. Navigate to the phone’s internal storage via Windows Explorer
  3. Find the com.alk.copilot folder
  4. Locate the region save folder in com.alk.copilot. For example, NA, EU, SA, etc.
  5. Find your trip file it will be named with the name you’ve assigned in the “Save Trip” menu
  6. Copy the file to your desktop
  7. Connect the device used for routing and paste the .TRP file into the com.alk.copilot folder as done previously

Creating a Route in Google Maps or another routing software and transferring to the device

  1. Create your route on Google Maps (several video guides could be found in the web)
  2. Export route in .kml format
  3. Download and install a program to convert the file format .kml to .trp, which is compatible with CoPilot (You can find software online to do this such as ITN Converter or RouteConverter)
  4. Connect your Android device to your computer
  5. Copy the .trp files to the relevant folder com.alk.copilot.*
  6. Start CoPilot and go on Route > Plan or Edit Route
  7. Select Options, bottom left, and then click 'Upload' to choose the itinerary
  8. Follow or change the route.

 Trip files are unable to be imported into iOS devices either from CoPilot or another routing software. We are working on removing this limitation from CoPilot. 

 

*According to the app you have to go to the relevant SAVE folder:

Please select the folder starting with com.alk.copilot, and then select:

  • NA/save (if you have North America maps),
  • EU/save (if you have European maps),
  • SA/save (for South America),
  • OC/save (for Australia),
  • ME/save (for Middle East),
  • AS/save or SEA/save (for Asian maps),
  • AF/save (for maps of Africa).

 

Fuel Costs

You can calculate the estimated fuel costs for a trip.

  • Tap Fuel Costs.
  • Select 'Show Estimated Fuel Costs' to see how much a trip will cost in the My Route screen
  • Enter the average miles per litre/gallons for your vehicle.
  • Set your currency then enter the average cost per litre.