There is nothing worse than being caught in traffic gridlock on an unfamiliar road when the gas empty light turns on and you have no idea where to go. Sadly, this stuff happens every day, which is why we could all use a little help whenever we get behind the wheel. Fortunately, there are mobile apps that get you to your destination on time, help you avoid traffic jams, and point out the closest gas station when you are on fumes.
Since its introduction, the iPhone has sold tens of millions of units across the globe and has become this decade’s must have gadget. More than being a simple tool for communication, smart phones have revolutionized the way we live thanks to their hundreds of specially designed applications that cater to any problem you might face. Auto applications, for instance, have given drivers the power to be a step ahead through GPS navigation and real time reports on traffic.
Here, we round up the top auto iPhone Apps of 2012 to accompany you on the road.
With fuel prices spiraling out of control, consumers are desperate for ways to save at the pump. With iGasUp, you can find the best fuel deals anywhere you are in the country. This driver-friendly app gives you access to over 100,000 gas stations across the nation.
Once activated, the iGasUp will instantly pull up 10 of the closest filling stations and rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive. This app is regularly updated, so you won’t have to worry about ugly surprises at the pumping station.
Until a couple years ago, most of us had to rely on pure luck and visual signals to warn us against speed traps, but with Trapster you can easily use your phone to scan your routes for any speed and stop-light cameras. With over 300,000 users across the globe, Trapster has given a more sophisticated twist to the old CB radios of the past.
Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of driving around for hours trying to find a single parking spot? If yes then you are not alone which is why the Parker app was specifically created.
Equipped with cameras that are mounted on top of skyscrapers, Parker will help you find the perfect spot for your car eliminating the need for you to drive around in circles. If that is not enough, Parker is also engineered with its own tutorial mechanism to help you understand how it works and how to use it.
GoPoint App allows your phone to run real time diagnostics through your vehicle’s computer hub so that you won’t have to go through the nightmare of a car breakdown in the middle of nowhere. With this great app, you can easily address any potential mechanical problems before they make a turn for the worst.
With these applications, you can look forward to an easier time on the road. Just make sure to bring your car charger and have a passenger work the phone while you keep your eyes on the road.