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Smartphone App Helps Keep You Under The Limits

Tue, 08 Dec 2009

RoadPilot has launched a speed camera locator application for smart phones. It incorporates database of UK and European speed camera sites. A ‘real-time’ alert facility lets other drivers notify you of nearby mobile cameras. No-strings 30-day free trial available until 31 January 2010

The growing use of roadside and mobile speed cameras for the enforcement of speed limits on UK and European roads is placing ever-greater numbers of motorists at risk of losing their licence.  Drivers keen to keep on the right side of the law can now download an affordable speed camera locator application direct to their mobile phone, courtesy of RoadPilot, Europe’s leading provider of speed camera data.

RoadPilot Mobile is available on an annual subscription basis (price to be announced shortly), but to mark the launch of its latest product, RoadPilot is offering RoadPilot Mobile on a no-strings 30-day free trial to those who download the application before 31 January 2010.

RoadPilot Mobile packs in lots of useful features, as well as RoadPilot’s comprehensive UK and European speed camera location database.  The latest updates to the database can be set to download automatically to the user’s mobile phone whenever the application is opened.

RoadPilot Mobile will be compatible with many of the most popular GPS handsets sold in Europe each year (* see compatibility list below), and is available for download immediately from the recently-launched Nokia Ovi store, at http://tinyurl.com/yenpea5.  Further information is available at www.roadpilot.com.

One of the key features is the real-time alert facility, which enables motorists to notify other members of the RoadPilot Mobile user community if specific mobile speed camera sites are active (i.e. if there is a police speed-checking vehicle present).

James Flynn OBE, CEO of RoadPilot, comments:  “RoadPilot Mobile is the first product of its kind to bring together these features and benefits within a single, easy-to-use application.  It helps improve road safety by making drivers more aware of local speed limits, with minimal distraction, allowing users to give the road ahead – rather than their speedometer – their full attention.

“With more than 5,500 fixed speed cameras on UK roads, the pressure on drivers to closely monitor their speed is intensifying.  The application will cost significantly less than the cost of a single speeding fine, and will help drivers protect their licence while at home and abroad.”

Established in 2000, RoadPilot produced the world’s first GPS-based speed camera location device, and today its database stretches from Tromsø in Norway to Taranto in Italy, and from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lyubertsy in Russia.  The quality and breadth of the RoadPilot database is endorsed through data supply agreements with major partner firms such as Nokia and TeleAtlas.

RoadPilot’s method of data acquisition differs from those of its competitors in that the firm’s team of dedicated surveyors physically visit each and every site in the database to ensure that every attribute – for instance, the exact GPS location, direction of camera, and local speed limit – is correct.

For further information, visit www.roadpilot.com.

(*) RoadPilot Mobile compatibility:

RoadPilot’s strong relationships with the world’s leading handset manufacturers means that RoadPilot Mobile is fully compatible with a number of operating platforms, including Symbian S60 and Nokia S40.

The application is available on the following handsets from launch:

Nokia:      N95, N95 8GB, N78, N79, N82, N85, N96, E66, E71, E75, 6110 Navigator, 6210 Navigator, 6220 Classic

Other handsets to follow:    RIM Blackberry,Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Apple iPhone, Windows Mobile and Android-compatible handsets, plus more Symbian phones

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