Whether it’s navigating a commute to your new workplace, providing easy access to your favourite
music, or finding the last available parking spot in a busy city, there are now a number of driving apps
to pick and choose from. The field of car-related apps is definitely revving up, and there are some
great apps for motorists who need to focus on the drive ahead. We’ve put together a list of the best
driving apps that will help get you the most enjoyment out of your next drive.
Google’s in-car system will automatically come pre-installed in some new car models, but you can also
use it by connecting your smartphone to a compatible car display. You can also opt to use your phone
in a separate dock as well. Android Auto offers a simple and effective user-interface with hands-free
voice commands. This ensures you can use your phone safely whilst on the road. A number of apps
already work with Android Auto. These include Skype, Spotify, Audible, TuneIn Radio and Telegram.
This in-car system will run on any phone with Android 5.0 or later.
Your Parking Space
Your Parking Space is a brilliant app that makes it exceptionally easy to find parking spaces. With the
help of this app, drivers can find hourly, daily and monthly parking spots for rent right across the UK.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a parking spot in a busy city centre or a secure space near good public
transport links, app users have over 250,000 spaces to pick and choose from. This makes it incredibly
easy to find parking spots close to where you need to be.
With this app, available at yourparkingspace.co.uk, users typically find that parking is significantly
cheaper than local car parks. Plus, the app provides a handy pre-book parking option, so you’ll never
have to worry about squeezing into a too-tight car park space again.
This app provides drivers with all sorts of handy real-time information about your journey ahead
thanks to the highly active Waze community. You will also benefit from turn-by-turn directions, as
well as alerts about hazards, police locations and accidents. Waze can also be used to share your ETA
and progress with family and friends. This is perfect if you are meeting people at a designated spot.
When you throw in its handy Facebook integration and useful info on points of interest in your area,
you easily have one of the most comprehensive apps around.
This is a free Android and iOS app available from waze.com, and its main selling point is the traffic info
that can be sent in by other users. Waze is easily able to react to changing conditions in real time,
which will help you to reach your destination on schedule.
This excellent app for smartphones provides an emergency response service and is available through
grdian.co.uk. This app is primarily aimed towards motorcyclists and cyclists, however, it also offers a
valuable service to car users as well. This Android app costs just 99p per month and offers the
assistance of its first-line call centre. This ensures you will receive speedy assistance in the event of
This app works by using the sensors in your smartphone. If the sensors in your device detect either a
crash or a sudden stop, it will automatically place a call to the first-line call centre. Operators will then
contact and co-ordinate emergency response and remain on the line until emergency services arrive.
This can be a valuable app to have, as the call centre can even get in touch with your family to keep
them informed about your current situation.
Dashcams are fast becoming one of the most popular automotive accessories, but new apps like
Carcorder mean you don’t have to spend a fortune on one. You will need a dashboard mount for this
app to work. With a mount, this app transforms your phone into a dashcam device, which is extremely
handy when dealing with any tricky insurance claims.
The Carcorder app is available for iOS devices and costs just £1.99. Carcorder enables drivers to record
their car journeys and document any incidents. The app makes it easy to switch between map views,
different recording resolutions and cameras. You will also benefit from additional features that let
you know when you are above the speed limit.
PlugShare, available at plugshare.com, is an iOS and Android app that will easily pinpoint your nearest
charging port for an electric car. This app houses an impressive database of charging stations in a
number of countries including the UK and the US. Plus, their handy filter system means you can locate
the correct charging spot for your electric-powered car.
This app is completely free of charge and is definitely a lifeline should you see your battery life