Well, another day, another iPhone GPS app is released to the eager hordes. One of the latest entries is CoPilot Live [iTunes link]. Note: CoPilot Live is also available in a version for the U.K. at the App Store.
The North American version is a US$34.99 full featured nav for your car, bicycle, or just walking around. All the maps are built in, so it does not require any data, which is a plus.
There are things I like about this app, other than the low price. The screens look good, and are highly configurable. They give you the option of getting live weather at your current location, or your destination. I'd like to see that on every GPS app. Satellite acquisition was quick, with no glitches. Although some users have reported crashes, I found the app stable and reliable.
The voice instructions are very clear, and you have a choice of several languages with either a male or female speaker. In the U.S. the choices are 'John' or 'Lisa.'
You can zoom in or out of the 3D or 2D maps, and it appeared that as you approach a destination the map zooms in automatically. The app quickly switches to portrait or landscape mode, and you get a full screen, large type indication of the next turn. It pops up for a few moments, then returns to map view.
The app allows you to plan a trip in advance and preview the route. Happily, you can choose a destination from your address book.
Of course, things aren't all rosy with CoPilot Live. Here are the issues I saw in a couple hours of driving around town.