Drivers need a helping hand. That’s where your smartphone comes in handy. There are a number of really great apps which genuinely make the whole driving experience a lot easier, safer and more efficient.
We are not talking about tweeting away while you’re cruising down the highway. Here are the 5 useful smartphone app for motorists:
A smart navigation solution and trip advisor. Traffic is the pest of our modern existence. Waze offers community-driven info on road accidents, speed traps, roadblocks or any other hazards that might affect your travel – all in real-time. It does this by using crowd-sourced information from road users, meaning that you as a user can also post traffic notifications. Drivers all come together as a community to share shortcuts or news. The app have background map editors who ensure the date you are receiving is as accurate as possible. The app also offers turn-by-turn voice navigation; automatic rerouting – and – you will be able to send your ETA to your friends or family at the beginning of your trip.
Saving you time, saving you Prozac. This one isn’t just for the city dwellers, but for any human being who finds it infuriating to drive around aimlessly in search of a parking space.
Perhaps you are holidaying in a town you don’t know all that well, or simply commuting to work. The ParkMe app finds available parking in your chosen destination. The goal, of course, is to reduce frustration. Instead of driving around all over the place with that hopeless look in your eyes, just use ParkMe ahead of time. The app offers views of street parking, indoor and covered parking, valet parking, etc. and even allows you to reserve a space for your car, depending on the location.
Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Distracted driving is one of the top five, if not the leading cause of traffic accidents and collisions. The main culprit? Our phones. We all know we shouldn’t be playing with our phones while we drive, but everybody does it. So, the DashDroid app was created to combat this. The app knows when you are driving and when you are not. When you are, it switches your phone over to Car Mode and performs a variety of functions while you keep your attention where it needs to be – on the road.
These functions are simple. It displays the time, the weather, and your current speed and enables you to make calls or text via voice commands. It also blocks notifications, so as not to break your concentration, and can be fully personalised.
Author: Staff Writer