There are several automotive phone apps that interact with, assist, work in or are about automobiles. They are iPhone car apps that allow you to find parking, get the best gas prices, and measure your carbon footprint. Apple is determined to interact with your car if it kills them, and they show it with the most recent two patents that illustrate how they can tell where your car is parked, and how to open your car door with your iPhone. The most powerful to date seems to be Automatic, the all-inclusive application interacts with your vehicle to indicate rough braking, speeding, and rapid acceleration. These are all things of course, that when controlled, increase fuel capacity. It uses this and other data to provide you with a drive score that gives you a snapshot number that allows you to adjust your driving to make it better.
Furthermore, the application interacts with the computer on board to tell you about things like engine health, and tell you why your check engine light is on. In simple problems, you can even clear the light yourself. If you park in a parking structure and forget, you can use the GPS locator to find your car. Sadly, this is sold out for iPhone, and not available until September 2013, but we will see if they can manufacture to keep up with the growing demand.
iPhone Car Apps To Keep Your Car Up-to-Date
While there are a number of cheap gas finder applications, I cannot single out one that is spectacular over the other. We all know how to download applications – find one that works for you.
Carticipate is a free rideshare program that helps you find rideshares in your area. Carticipate involves bringing together fellow commuters into a social network where people who are looking to save money on fuel and who are also keen on reducing less CO2 emissions into the air.
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Trapster shows your location on a map, get real time text messages for approaching speed traps, and live traffic reports thereby enhancing your automobile driving experience.
Your car may already have an inbuilt GPS traffic information system, but using the INRIX app will be an added bonus as you can plan your route in ways that your inbuilt GPS system cannot do. While INTRIX costs $24.99 to play, it may be worth it if you are a common commuter, and deal with spotty and heavy traffic. The app’s Incidents feature lists traffic events that may disrupt the route you plan to take during your daily commute such as accidents, sporting events, conventions or other issues that might crop up during the day. Intrix Traffic also displays a map of the local area indicating the traffic density through color-coded lines, which tell you the routes that have light traffic and those which have bumper to bumper traffic. The Intrix Traffic app also features a timeline that projects the traffic at 15-minute intervals while you are traveling.
While this application may have nothing to do with the car exactly, this has to do with where your automotive is stored. This may be more important than a lot of issues, but that is up to you.
Apple is seemingly to get into the data game with your automobile, a service where Google seems to be lacking. What is Apple trying to do with this data? Are they looking to market to the Automobile industry? If so, this would be unusual for any other company to transmit third party data to the automobile industry on such an unprecedented level.