Most high-end cars have advanced technology and numerous techie gadgets. Unfortunately, everyone can not afford to purchase vehicles with all of these luxuries. Below are some apps that are almost as good.
If you frequently drive your car for your company or own business, it is important to be diligent in recording your mileage. Keeping track of specifics manually can be stressful and cause losses during tax time. MileQ will automatically log your trips, ensuring that your potential for deductions is maximized. The data will be stored conveniently in the cloud, and you can classify the trips for better analysis. Because it doesn’t require any advanced technology or Bluetooth, you can even use this in an old car.
For the safety conscious, the Car DashDroid is designed to mimic the features of Android Auto. The purpose of this application is to make the use of a docked phone in the vehicle safer while you are driving. When you start driving, the Car DashDroid will detect the movement and configure your phone to a different mode. It will take over the screen and only show four important pre-set apps. These will give you the basic functions of a smartphone that you require when driving. You can configure the shortcuts to match your preference and when you want, you can set the app to block calls and texts as long as your vehicle is in motion.
If you are a car enthusiast, you would probably like to gauge the performance of your vehicle. Torque Pro is one of the best smart phone apps for your new car to help you accomplish this feat. Basically, this software is capable of giving you more information than what is provided by your dashboard. It will show you your new car’s torque and horsepower as well as measure with accuracy your zero-to-sixty time. Also, it will display your emissions and you can use it to view the OBD fault codes generated by the car. This app is only available for Android phones, and you will need a Bluetooth adapter for connectivity.
Gassbuddy is the world's largest community-based fuel app with over 60 million downloads worldwide. With it, you can find the cheapest gas, browse gas stations by distance or price, report gas prices to help others in finding cheap gas, earn points and achievements for reporting gas prices and enter the daily contest to win $100 in free gas.
Everyday there seems to be a new app and there are almost too many to consider. Hopefully these apps make your life a little easier. Safe travels.