Posted on: 31/01/2014
Driving apps have revolutionised the way we travel and navigate the roads.
Not only can you get directions on your smartphone, but you can even access the latest traffic information and even find out how economical your driving is.
Here's Recycle Motors favourite driving apps you can get on your tablet or smartphone:
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Finding your way: NavFree GPS UK & ROI
This free app offers navigation through audio and on-screen instructions, along with offline map access and live search from Microsoft Bing and Google. The maps are provided by OpenStreetMap.org - a Wikipedia of free maps that's updated by around 250,000 users.
Pinpointing road problems: RAC Traffic
RAC Traffic lets you see incidents, delays and roadworks across the UK on a Google Map. You can view a specific region or your current location and zoom in for more details on the incident.
Getting help: Green Flag Rescue Me
With this free app from rescue service Green Flag, not only will you be able to pinpoint your location, you can even access expert driving tips and set alerts that will notify when your tax and MOT is due.
Driving economically: AA Eco Drive
According to the AA, this app is designed to measure how economically you drive your vehicle as opposed to how economical your vehicle is. Simply launch the app and select your vehicle, then place the phone securely on your dash and start driving to get a rating on just how economically you drive. The site states that: "this challenge-based app could help to improve your driving techniques and see you save an average of 10 to 20% on fuel bills."
Improving insurance rates: Intelligent Marmalade
Marmalade has launched its Intelligent Marmalade app that introduces drivers to the world of telematics, or 'black box', technology. With a telematics scheme your insurer will fit a tiny black box to your car that monitors your driving. The box is hidden out of sight and tells your insurer how fast you go, where and when you’re on the move and how harshly you’re braking and cornering. This information can be used - if you drive well - to save hundreds on your insurance premium. The Intelligent Marmalade app, for example, is tailored for young drivers. It mimics the firm's telematics offering and monitors all the things that will tell you how safe a driver you are, with the exception of speed, before delivering a score. This can act as a good guide as to whether you could be saving with a black box.
Keeping expenses in line: My Cars
My Cars is designed to help drivers keep track of outgoings using various logging tools for your expenses. Helpful features include a fuel logger, efficiency program and maintenance recorder. There is also an option to manage costs including insurance, parking and petrol. The app is easy-to-use, and even allows you to set advanced reminders for servicing records and bills - which could mean the days of forgetting when your MOT is due could be over.
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