The makers of CoPilot Live North America are including free search from within its iPhone app. Previously the search function was a premium add-on.

CoPilot Live is $34.99 with most of the features users expect, like turn by turn voice directions, 2D and 3D driving views and U.S. plus Canada Maps.

According to the company, CoPilot Live v8's integrated access to local search enables users to quickly and easily find whatever they are looking for, whether it's the nearest service, product, brand or shop. Search results are displayed in the on-screen map or as a list.

The integrated search will be a free update for current customers, but the company has not given us a certain date for availability pending approval from Apple.

We've looked at the app before, and found it pretty useful. Users at the App Store give it mixed ratings. It should be more competitive now with integrated search, and it's nice to see GPS prices in general dropping.

This article was originally published on Tuaw.
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