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    I have used them all...Nothing compares to CoPilot. I give those guys at MIT credit for their hardwork. I recall taking some computer class here at the university and the amount of calculation that goes into this sort of thing is amazing and they seem to have NAILED it!
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    I dont mean to bring up an old thread but hey I used the search and I found this. LoreleiGuy, Since you love SA so much maybe you can help me with my Street Atlas 2003 Pro. How do you set the software up so that it always use the current position as starting point instead of manually enter the starting point. Copilot uses current position as starting point automatically. There's no need to enter the starting point. 2nd, How do you set SA so that it automatically reoute when you miss a turn. All my does is it keeps saying "off route, off route" I KNOW IM OFF ROUTE DAMNIT GUIDE ME TO THE RIGHT ROUTE. Copilot recalculate new routes instantly if you miss a turn.



    Originally posted by LoreleiGuy
    As I said above, I use Street Atlas 8. And yes, I do prefer its interface to Copilot. SA does just as well guiding to my destination, and it doesn't look all cartoony. I'm not saying Copilot isn't a perfectly good choice. It's just not what I like.

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    Someone who knows about voise gps software for europe?

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    Originally posted by cproaudio
    I dont mean to bring up an old thread but hey I used the search and I found this. LoreleiGuy, Since you love SA so much maybe you can help me with my Street Atlas 2003 Pro. How do you set the software up so that it always use the current position as starting point instead of manually enter the starting point. Copilot uses current position as starting point automatically. There's no need to enter the starting point. 2nd, How do you set SA so that it automatically reoute when you miss a turn. All my does is it keeps saying "off route, off route" I KNOW IM OFF ROUTE DAMNIT GUIDE ME TO THE RIGHT ROUTE. Copilot recalculate new routes instantly if you miss a turn.
    I actually don't use the routing features that much. I just like to have a local map on display. But to use the current point as the start, I think there's a menu choice just for that under the routing menu.

    And I take back what I said about CoPilot. I was confusing it with whatever cartoony screwup came with my RandMcNally gps receiver that put a useless gauge across half the screen.

    I'm sorry I can't help you more. I just use my gps software for the pretty maps. I already know basically where I'm going.

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    Originally posted by cproaudio
    I dont mean to bring up an old thread but hey I used the search and I found this. LoreleiGuy, Since you love SA so much maybe you can help me with my Street Atlas 2003 Pro. How do you set the software up so that it always use the current position as starting point instead of manually enter the starting point. Copilot uses current position as starting point automatically. There's no need to enter the starting point. 2nd, How do you set SA so that it automatically reoute when you miss a turn. All my does is it keeps saying "off route, off route" I KNOW IM OFF ROUTE DAMNIT GUIDE ME TO THE RIGHT ROUTE. Copilot recalculate new routes instantly if you miss a turn.
    Under GPS there is a selection labled back on track... click it.

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    Originally posted by ddt
    Under GPS there is a selection labled back on track... click it.
    I'll try that. Will this also allow SA to automatically use current position as starting point? Also do you know if there's a way to change the voice engine for SA to speak in a more natural voice instead of the robot voice? Any help would be appreciated.

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    No, but under the GPS heading there is also a selection for "Use GPS position as route start." Select that one, enter your destination hit enter and you're off. I just wish I could lose the north-up map.

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    I think we have different versions of Street Atlas. Mine's Street Atlas 2003 Plus. It does't have the "Back on track" or "Use GPS position as route start" option under GPS But it does have "Auto rotate" option where you can have either north up or heading up. I also looked at the voice engine for SA. It's using the Microsoft speech engine. I think there's a way to change the speech engine to a more natural voice.

    edit. I found "Back on track" and Use GPS as start in Route tab not GPS tab. Even though not fully automatic like the Copilot but with those features, Street Atlas is a couple of steps closer to Copilot. But Copilot is still the best in car nav software. One thing I do like is Street Atlas allows you to change the voice engine. MS text to speech engine has a speaker named Mary who sounds more realistic than the copilot bit.h.

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    several give voice instructions

    Quote Originally Posted by tbone
    are there any gps software packages that read the directions to you?
    Mapopolis Navigator gives turn by turn voice directions as does Tom Tom Navigator, Routis and a couple of other packages. Just research the one that seems to work best for you. Routis 2004 and tom tom offer road block avoidance. mapopolis is simple and works well but doesn't have the block avoidance features.

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    Seems like CoPilot is the one to buy. Does anyone know of what is a fair price for the product currently (New version)?

    If there is a cheaper way such as buying the parts separately I'll do that too but just want good and willing to pay for it.

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