If you do a driving job you will never be far away from your phone and will probably rely on it for directions and other useful information.
There are also some must-have apps to download onto your smartphone if you want to be super-efficient and enjoy a greater level of road safety.
Here is a look at some apps that will help you become a better road warrior. There are details on how to pay the cheapest gas prices and improve your performance, plus a look at a way to track your vehicle location and how to make the most of the latest driver technology.
Always find the cheapest gas
It is always frustrating to fill up your gas tank only to discover that you could have paid less only a few miles down the road.
If you use an app like GasBuddy you access the latest up-to-date gas prices. The app relies on input from millions of users who report where gas is cheapest in your area, and all you have to do is type in your chosen area and run through a list of the closest gas stations and their prices.
Gas is pretty cheap right now, but that is no reason to pay more than you have to, so use an app to make sure you are paying the lowest price available.
Improve your driving efficiency
It is always a good idea to adjust your driving to account for current road conditions and if you download real-time weather data from Apalon Apps you will be able to get a good idea whether the roads are going to be wet or a storm is coming.
You could also download TripAlyzer, which is an app that analyzes your driving efficiency and works out how well you are performing with your fuel usage habits. A good feature to note on this app, especially if you are driving for dollars, is the ability to see how much you’ve spent on each trip.
Never lose your vehicle
You might think that it will never happen to you, but loads of motorists simply forget where they parked the car, especially if they are in an unfamiliar area and don’t know their way around.
It always worth downloading the free app Find My Car so that you won’t waste time trying to find your vehicle if you do happen to forget the location of where you last left it.
The Findmycar Smarter system automatically saves your current parking location, allowing you to activate the app and become reunited in no time at all.
Make use of driverless technology
There is an augmented reality driving safety app called iOnRoad that utilizes the same sort of technology that is being used in driverless cars. It can also improve your road safety by constantly monitoring your vehicle’s position on the road. The app uses your smartphone camera to continuously monitor the road ahead and around you. It then warns you of lane departures together with other features that include a collision warning system as well as a warning if you are exceeding the speed limit.
These are just some of the apps that are well worth downloading if you spend a lot of time behind the wheel.
Richard McAndrews is on the road for work most days, working in an occupational safety role. His articles focus on these topics, keeping safe whether you’re commuting to work or driving is part of your job role.