2016 will be a year of tremendous technology developments for new cars. Automakers are expected to develop new technologies which are increasingly integrating your smartphone with your vehicle. So what are the best apps to improve or enhance your time on the road?
GasBuddy is a free app posts local gas prices so you can easily see where to get the best prices in your area. The app even offers driving directions if you’re not sure where you are going.
Waze is a navigation app that provides you with all the information you need while travelling from point A to point B. The app shows traffic jams, accidents, local gas prices and more. If you are in heavy traffic, Waze will re-route around the traffic.
For just $0.99 you can convert your smartphone into a dash cam. The app will even record your time, date, speed, location and acceleration so you are protected in case of an accident. Dash cams can be an expensive investment, so Witness Driving is a great alternative.
You don’t have to be a Triple-A member to enjoy their benefits. Use the app as a travel guide to show you the best destinations wherever you are. A great app for road trips!
My Max Speed 2.0
This is a great app for parents looking to monitor their own or their children’s driving. The $4.99 app logs speed and location every 5 seconds using an accelerometer in the phone and exports the data to a spreadsheet. This is a good way to protect yourself from unfair speeding tickets or to monitor your child’s driving habits. It will even send a notification if the phone travels outside of a pre-set perimeter.
These awesome apps are no doubt a great tool to have, but you should always pay attention to the road and never use a phone or app while driving. No matter how convenient an app might be, you should never sacrifice safety while driving. Use or set up the app before you begin driving to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road.