Smartphones and vehicle phone holders have revolutionized our driving experience by ten-fold. Today, nearly all auto manufacturers incorporate Android Auto and Apple Car-play inside the modern vehicle’s infotainment system. The average driver now has a boundless amount of information they can access from their steering wheel. While you shouldn’t be clicking apps while driving, cellphone holders allow apps to become helpful hands free options. Below are a few common driving apps that may prove themselves essential and improve your drive:
If you live in a big city and constantly struggle with parking, Parkopedia may be helpful. Parkopedia covers about 15,000 cities, offering 70 million different parking spaces.
The Lifesaver App
The Lifesaver app is the perfect app for parents and business owners. This app eliminates distractions by locking your phone once you start driving. It keeps essentials like GPS still functioning. The key with this app is that it also creates a report that can allow parents and business owners (with commercial drivers) information on driving performance.
True to its name, Gasbuddy helps you find/share the lowest gas prices in the area. This app may save you some money in the long run.
If you’re a green car driver, Plugshare is the perfect app to find your electric vehicle's charging station right from your handheld device.
Waze is a community-based GPS. What makes it stand out is that all information provided by users in real-time, not algorithms. This guarantees an accurate drive, one that won’t lead you to dead ends.