"A new split screen driving view combines uncluttered 3D or 2D map displays with clear, non-distracting turn instructions. The HD edition auto-switches between portrait and landscape, uses pinch-zoom functionality and offers access to iPod music controls from within the app," a company statement reads.
Users may also plan itineraries on their iPad, as well as enter multiple stops for a single journey and calculate the most efficient route. Advanced features include a fuel cost estimator and the ability to create customized routing profiles.
"CoPilot Live HD provides a sensational GPS navigation and planning experience on iPad 3G," said Michael Kornhauser, Managing Director at ALK Technologies. "Developing for iPad was a natural step following the tremendous popularity of our CoPilot Live iPhone app. It's a really fantastic platform for navigation that allows us to fully exploit the many years of expertise we have gained from supporting tablet computers with our CoPilot Live Laptop products."
The product is expected to become available to buy for the iPad 3G sometime this month. The price for the CoPilot Live iPad app will be $29.99 for unlimited use, with no ongoing fees or subscriptions and includes free full quarterly map updates through the MapSure service through 2010.
The product will first become available with detailed street-level maps of the U.S. and Canada, while apps for additional regions will be launched as the iPad 3G becomes available worldwide in coming months.