Over time, location-finding apps have become an essential requirement of the majority of Americans in terms of driving experience. Nowadays, almost every automobile manufacturer is providing an integrated infotainment system without applying extra charges for the service in their manufactured vehicle. Every manufacturer is now introducing either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in their car. Since then, a vast number of driving apps have been developed on these platforms for making driver’s experience better.
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Below is the list of some of the driving apps that are helping the driver by delivering a real-time traffic update, discovering new routes, shops and restaurants etc. throughout their journey.
- Google Maps
This application offers various features which help the driver in getting updates regarding the traffic conditions on the route. It provides a real-time traffic update on the way. You can check the street maps or satellite images of the desired location. You can have an experience of the 360-degree panoramic view of the streets. The app is available both for Android as well as iOS devices.
Google Maps is the world’s most popular app as billions of people use this application every month. More than 5 million mobile apps and websites are using Google Maps for their purposes. The app is easy to use. If you are logged in on your device through any other google app, you can start using google maps.
Roadtrippers helps travelers to plan or discover routes for road trips in the United States as well as in Canada. This app is available for both Android as well as iOS devices. Once you have set the spot that is to be visited, you can sync the place on the application. The app will then provide turn-by-turn navigation on the road to reach your desired location. It was discovered in 2011 and is currently one of the most widely used applications.
The app lets travelers plan trips, calculate timings between your current spot and the location that needs to be visited. It also tells you about your vehicle’s gas expense. You can choose from over 5 million independent places in the United States to visit. Earlier it used Google Maps API for its purposes, but then it moved to MapBox, which is a provider of custom online maps, for websites and applications. You can select from a wide range of restaurants, shopping complexes, parks, archaeological monuments etc. Once you set the location to be visited on the map, it will then calculate the distance, total travelling time, and the fuel cost. You can also rate or review what other users have told about a particular place of visit.
This application helps to find real-time fuel prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. It is a tech company based in Boston.It is a GPS-based application program that can be used in smartphones as well as in tablets. The application is available for both Android as well as iOS. It provides information from user-submitted data, as well as directly from station operators. The company encourages the GasBuddy members to input gas price data, which then gives them points for the same. The points can be redeemed later on. The application also provides users to storage where users can store their fuel purchases in the form of records.
This application is also working in partnership with two other applications that are for Wex (for payments through GasBuddy) and ParkWhiz (for parking facilities).
This application provides turn-by-turn navigation information to the users. It also offers data for the user-submitted route details. Before starting your journey, you may check for the traffic conditions and take alternate routes if there is significant traffic on the main street. Waze is a GPS navigation app that is owned by Google. It works on smartphones, tablets, and also computers that have GPS support. The application was developed by Israeli company Waze Mobile, which was later acquired by Google in 2013. Nearly 130 million users are using this app every month. The application is available both on Android as well as iOS.
Imagine you have reached your location and you are not able to find a parking space for your vehicle. So, where will you park? That is when the Parkopedia app comes into action, to help you find a parking place for your car. This application was discovered in 2007. And with a database having data of more than 70 million parking spots and that too in 15,000 different cities, Parkopedia has the most extensive range of parking spots. With the help of the application, users can check for the nearest parking spot, it’s pricing for a certain period and if the space for parking is available or not. The application is available for both Android as well as Google Play.
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