Introducing a Faster and Easier Integration Option for CoPilot Commercial Navigation

Posted: 26 February, 2021 | By Dana Petrone

Telematics solution providers (TSPs), ELDs and commercial fleets need to supply drivers with tools on the road that make their jobs more efficient and safer. The first place to start is navigation. And not just any navigation - commercial navigation specifically designed for commercial vehicles, ensuring safety and compliance on legal roads. (Low bridge strikes result in millions in damages and failure to comply with posted roadway restrictions can cost companies upwards of $11,000 per citation.)

But many are concerned they just don’t have the time and technical development resources it takes to implement navigation into their existing application(s). We’ve just launched a new integration option that gives telematics solution providers (TSPs), ELDs and commercial fleets a way to deploy CoPilot navigation faster than ever — with minimal investment of time and resources.

Previously available for integration via an SDK Library and SDK App, CoPilot commercial navigation now is offered via cloud-based integration. With this new integration method, CoPilot is delivered to the end user via an iOS or Android app. It’s an excellent alternative for TSPs and fleet operators who need mobile navigation SDK integration but want to avoid a significant investment in software development or lengthy implementation.

If your priorities are rapid release of a top-quality commercial navigation system with minimal commitment of development resources, the new cloud-based CoPilot integration may be your best choice. Deployment could require limited server-side work, but this option can be delivered much faster than traditional methods. 


How Comprehensive Commercial Navigation Improves Fleet Efficiency 

Giving drivers access to navigation tools is urgent as the competition for business and drivers heats up and customer expectations grow. Fleets need to operate efficiently while maintaining driver safety and satisfaction. Using a comprehensive commercial navigation helps them reach those goals in four critical ways:


  • Delivers turn-by-turn instructions to reduce driver stress and eliminate delays — including due to time spent on maneuvers in congested areas — with truck-specific navigation. 

  • Improves last mile routing and guidance with verified, predefined commercial location data NOT available on consumer maps, most importantly, truck entry and exit gates. This increases driver satisfaction and safety while improving performance. 

  • Offers the ability to remotely configure vehicle routing profile and navigation settings to ensure safety and compliance while eliminating the need for manual driver entry. 

  • Provides post-trip insights that allow fleets to compare planned vs. actual routes, analyze costs and route events, and identify opportunities for driver coaching. Accurate data on miles, drive times, costs, etc., enables fleets to price services continuously improve efficiency. 


For technical documentation and to explore whether this approach is right for your business, please visit our developer portal

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