Here are some of the best driving apps available on Android and iOS that will be most useful for all of you modern motorists.
Waze is a handy navigation app that provides live maps so that users can report accidents, construction works, shortcuts and more. It displays live times so you know when you will arrive at your destination, and there is also a carpool functionality. This allows you to match with people travelling in the same direction as you and save money, and the environment, by organizing a car share.
Gone are the days spent scouring for a suitable parking space. JustPark is a great parking app that allows you to book spaces in advance, compare parking prices and rent out parking spaces. Currently, the app helps users park across 45,000 UK locations, and with the ability to pay via the app or on their website, JustPark is an easy-to-use and highly convenient app for modern motorists.
The PetrolPrices website was set up to help drivers save money on fuel and it is now also available as an app. The app covers over 8,900 petrol stations in the UK, so you can use it to find the cheapest fuel prices in your area and save yourself some pennies. On average, users can save up to £495 per year on super unleaded petrol.
Do you always put down your car keys and forget where you left them? If so, Tile could be your ideal solution. You simply attached the Tile to your keys, and the keyring connects to the app, allowing you to ‘call’ the Tile or see its location on a map. The app is free to download, but the cost for the device itself starts at £20.
Roadtrippers is a wonderfully useful app if you are heading off on a road trip. It will plan out your route for you and provide you with an estimated arrival time, which will help to take the stress out of your journey. It also highlights interesting attractions, places to eat and accommodation that you may wish to stop off at on the way to your final destination.
There is an increasing number of electric cars on the roads, and if you have also gone electric, Plugshare is one of the best driving apps to have. Plugshare allows drivers to share and map out electric car charging locations, and find out whether the station they are heading towards is available or in use. Driving an electric car does require planning, so this app is a great help.
FUELLY is a worthwhile driving app that allows you to monitor and keep on top of your car's maintenance records. It can help you calculate your vehicle’s fuel economy and show you how efficiently your vehicle is running, which can in turn help you assess its health. By showing you valuable statistics regarding your vehicle, FUELLY provides you with the information you need to help you save money.
Drivemode is an app which simplifies how you use your phone while you’re driving. It has a streamlined interface and the capability to receive voice commands so you can easily access your applications while driving. Simply speak your instructions, whether you want to compose a text, make a call or play music, and the app will do the rest, thereby creating a convenient and safer driving experience.